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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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It is said that while on his honeymoon in Ravenna (Italy), he was so impressed by the mood of the small Mausoleum of Galla Placidia that he wrote his famous song "Night and Day" while thinking of the starry sky mosaic under Mausoleum`s cupola.

 

When he died he gave his 350 acre estate, known as Buxton Hill, to Williams College.

 

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