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Cole Porter (1891–1964)


Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a multi-millionaire who made his fortune in the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: The Greenwich Village Follies. Musical revue. Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter, Irving Caesar and John Murray Anderson. Featuring songs by Isham Jones. Choreographed by Jack Manning. Directed by John Murray Anderson. Shubert Theatre: 16 Sep 1924- 3 Jan 1925 (127 performances). Cast: Roshanara, Robert Alton, Bobbe ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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It seems strange to me that changes in my lyrics are often made, and even changes to the music, without anyone even asking my permission. See more »

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Class valedictorian of Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts - an elite prep school. Alums include 1960s icon Abbie Hoffman, "Durango Kid" cowboy actor Charles Starrett and screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy. See more »

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