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Cole Porter (I) (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 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

At Long Last Love Music Department
Born to Dance Music Department
De-Lovely Music Department
The Omega Man Soundtrack


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 2021 Anything Goes (lyrics)
 2021 Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter (Video) (composer) / (music by)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2020) ... (music)
 2016 Mandy: A Documentary (Documentary short) (stock music)
 2016 Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie)
 2014 Kiss Me Kate: BBC Proms (TV Movie) (stock music)
 2014 Looking for Cole (Documentary) (original music by)
 2012 Den store bagedyst (TV Series) (additional music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (additional music)
 2009 Just Me and Frank (Short) (stock music)
 2004 De-Lovely (lyricist) / (music by)
 2003 Great Performances (TV Series) (music and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Kiss Me Kate (2003) ... (music and lyrics by)
 2000 You're the One (composer: song "Night and Day")
 1993 Elton John & Kiki Dee: True Love (Music Video short)
 1992 Robert Palmer: Ridin' High (Music Video)
 1990 Jody Watley: After You, Who? (Music Video) (stock music)
 1990 Buckwheat Zydeco: Hey Good Looking (Music Video) (composed by)
 1988 Shakin' Stevens: True Love (Music Video)
 1987 The Ritz (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Wednesday (1987) ... (music)
 1976 Making it in Hollywood (Documentary short)
 1976 George Harrison: True Love (Music Video short) (uncredited)
 1975 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 1975 At Long Last Love (lyrics: songs) / (music: songs)
 1968 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 1966 Getanzte Melodien (TV Series) (stock music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 December 1966 (1966) ... (stock music)
 1965 Der arme Prinz (TV Movie)
 1964 Mit navn er ... (TV Mini Series) (musical score - 1 episode)
- Mit navn er ... Kate (Kiss Me, Kate) (1964) ... (musical score)
 1960 Can-Can (songs by)
 1957-1959 Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) (featuring the music of - 2 episodes)
- P (1959) ... (featuring the music of)
- P (1957) ... (featuring the music of)
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie) (music and lyrics by)
 1957 Les Girls (songs)
 1957 Silk Stockings (music and lyrics)
 1956 High Society (lyrics by)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Anything Goes (1954) ... (music and lyrics by: Musical Comedy)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (music and lyrics by)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (lyrics and music)
 1937 Rosalie (words and music by)
 1936 Born to Dance (words and music by)
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short) (music and lyrics by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His musical, "Kiss Me, Kate," was performed at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, England with Marin Mazzie, Brent Barrett, Michael Berresse, Nancy Anderson, Jack Chissick, Nicolas Collicos, Teddy Kempner, Kaye E. Brown, Colin Farrell, and Nolan Frederick in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 10 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Cole Porter Festival


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Linda Lee Thomas  (her death)


Samuel Fenwick Porter | Kate Cole

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Personal Quote:

I am the most enthusiastic person in the world. I like everything as long as it's different. See more »


Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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