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Songwriter and pianist. Kitchings was born Irene Armstrong, but became Irene Wilson when she married Teddy Wilson in the 1930s. It was under the name "Wilson" that she wrote the music to "Some Other Spring", which was her biggest commercial success. The marriage to Teddy Wilson was brief. She experienced medical issues in the 1940s, returning to her home state of Ohio, and ultimately marrying Eldon Kitchings.
Over the years, some have mistakenly asserted that Irene Kitchings and Irene Higginbotham are the same person. Very possibly this misunderstanding arises from the fact that both Irenes wrote hit songs introduced by Billie Holiday.
Teddy Wilson Married and divorced during the 1930s.
Songs written by Irene Kitchings
|Title||Written by||Originally by||Original date||Covered by|
|Ghost of Yesterday||Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings||Billie Holiday||1940||Covered by (11 artists)|
|I'm Pulling Through||Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings||Billie Holiday||January 1941||Covered by (16 artists)|
|Some Other Spring||Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings||Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra||August 1939||Covered by (71 artists)|