Trapped in a New York City hotel room, the great Margaret Whiting came to my rescue

“Is that you in there?” Margaret Whiting called out.

“What’s going on?’’

Margaret Whiting was one of the biggest singing stars from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Her recordings of songs like “Moonlight in Vermont” and “My Ideal” sold millions of copies.

She starred on the TV series “Those Whiting Girls” and she toured North America in the popular show “Four Girls Four” with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell and Rose Marie from the “Dick Van Dyke Show.”

I loved Margaret Whiting. Whenever she appeared in New York at The Algonquin Hotel I would fly down to see her act in