Barbara Whiting Smith was an actress in movies and on radio and television, primarily in the 1940s and 1950s before she gave up her career to be a wife and mother.
Ms. Whiting was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Richard A. Whiting, the composer who wrote classics such as "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Till We Meet Again".
Her movie career began with the 1945 film, Junior Miss, a movie based on her popular radio show by the same name. This was followed by nine other starring roles until she married and retired. On television, she hosted the show Those Whiting Girls on CBS, along with her sister, Margaret Whiting.