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Composer and Songwriter

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre....Wikipedia

Age: 73 (age at death)
Born: 9th June, 1891, Peru, Indiana
Died: 15th October, 1964, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: I've Got You Under My Skin

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He was considered somewhat "washed up" at the time that he wrote what would become his greatest musical "Kiss Me, Kate". Although many of the musicals that he wrote songs for between 1937 and 1948 achieved respectable runs, none of them contained any truly classic hit songs. That changed when he wrote the score for "Kiss Me, Kate", which contained "So In Love", "Wunderbar", "Too Darn Hot", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Were Thine That Special Face", and others. However, because "Kate" was written in 1948, there is no mention of it at all in the Cole Porter biographical film "Night and Day".


Was portrayed by Cary Grant in Night and Day (1946) Kevin Kline in the movie, De-Lovely (2004), both based (to some degree) on his life.


All the world loves a clown.


He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie.

At Long Last Love

At Long Last Love (1975)


This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael...

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