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Cole Porter

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Cole Porter

American composer and songwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1891.

Countries: United States (52%), United Kingdom (19%), France (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mike Todd, Clifton Webb, David Niven

Linked to: Harvard Law School, School of Applied Artillery, Yale University, CBS

 

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Cole Porter was born in 1891 add something

 

She falsified his recorded birth year, changing it from 1891 to 1893 to make him appear more precocious add something


1913

After graduating from Yale, Porter enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1913 add something


1914

Elisabeth Marbury - In 1914 Marbury joined several other agents in forming the American Play Company, and she turned to producing and helped stage "Nobody Home" , "Very Good, Eddie" , and "Love o' Mike" , all with music by Jerome Kern, and "See America First" with music by Cole Porter


1915

In 1915, Porter's first song on Broadway, "Esmeralda", appeared in the revue "Hands Up" add something


1916

The quick success was immediately followed by failure: his first Broadway production, in 1916, "See America First", a "patriotic comic opera" modeled on Gilbert and Sullivan, with a book by T. Lawrason Riggs, was a flop, closing after two weeks add something

 

Anne Morgan (philanthropist) - In 1916, Morgan and De Wolfe largely funded Cole Porter's first Broadway musical, "See America First", produced by Marbury

 

Clifton Webb - In 1916, he had another short run with Cole Porter's comic opera "See America First", which opened at the Maxine Elliott Theatre on March 28, 1916, and closed after 15 performances on April 8, 1916


1917

In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, Porter moved to Paris to work with the Duryea Relief organization add something


1918

In 1918, he met Linda Lee Thomas, a rich, Louisville, Kentucky-born divorcée eight years his senior add something


1919

Meanwhile, Porter's first big hit was the song "Old-Fashioned Garden" from the revue "Hitchy-Koo" in 1919 add something

 

They were, moreover, genuinely devoted to each other and remained married from December 19, 1919, until her death in 1954 add something


1920

After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage add something

 

In 1920, he contributed the music of several songs to the musical "A Night Out" add something

 

Still on a Gallic theme, Porter's last Broadway show of the 1920s was "Fifty Million Frenchmen" , for which he wrote 28 numbers, including "You Do Something to Me", "You've Got That Thing" and "The Tale of the Oyster" add something

 

Clifton Webb - The revue "As You Were", with additional songs by Cole Porter, opened at the Central Theatre on January 29, 1920, and closed 143 performances later on May 29, 1920


1921

He had the occasional number interpolated into other writers' revues in England and the U.S. For a C. B. Cochran show in 1921, he had two successes with the comedy numbers "The Blue Boy Blues" and "Olga, Come Back to the Volga" add something


1923

In 1923, in collaboration with Gerald Murphy, he composed a short ballet, originally titled "Landed" and "Within the Quota", satirically depicting the adventures of an immigrant to America who becomes a film star add something

 

Charles Koechlin - Cole Porter studied orchestration with him in 1923-24


1924

Leslie Hutchinson - In 1924 Hutch left America for Paris , where he had a residency in Joe Zelli's club and became a friend and lover of Cole Porter


1925

He wrote most of the original score, but his songs were gradually dropped during the Broadway run, and by the time of the post-Broadway tour in 1925, all his numbers had been deleted add something

 

Boris Kochno - He had an affair with Cole Porter in 1925, with whom he carried on a lengthy correspondence


1928

At the age of 36, Porter reintroduced himself to Broadway in 1928 with the musical "Paris", his first hit add something

 

In August 1928, Porter's work on the show was interrupted by the death of his father add something

 

The show opened on Broadway on October 8, 1928 add something

 

Mabel Mercer - In 1928, she was an unknown member of the black chorus in the London production of "Show Boat", but she had become the toast of Paris by the 1930s, with admirers who included Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Cole Porter

 

Irving Aaronson - The band appeared in Cole Porter's Broadway musical "Paris", in 1928


1929

On Broadway, business was badly affected by the 1929 Wall Street crash, and the production ran for only 136 performances add something

 

The revue, "Wake Up and Dream", ran for 263 performances in London, after which Cochran transferred it to New York in 1929 add something

 

Warner Bros. - In 1929, Harry produced an adaptation of a Cole Porter musical titled "Fifty Million Frenchmen"


1930

He composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including "Born to Dance" , which featured the song "You'd Be So Easy to Love", "Rosalie" , which featured "In the Still of the Night"; "High Society" , which included "True Love"; and "Les Girls" add something

 

Porter's last show of the 1930s was "DuBarry Was a Lady" , a particularly risqué show, starring Merman and Bert Lahr add something

 

Conrad Leonard - From the 1930s, he performed with stars like Fred Astaire, Cole Porter and Gracie Fields


1932

David Burns (actor) - He made his Broadway debut in "Face the Music" in 1932, Cole Porter's "Nymph Errant" was his London debut, and he appeared in many comedies and musicals over an almost 50 year career


1934

In 1934, producer Vinton Freedley came up with a new approach to producing musicals add something

 

Porter composed the cowboy song "Don't Fence Me In" for "Adios, Argentina", an unproduced movie, in 1934, but it did not become a hit until Roy Rogers sang it in the 1944 film "Hollywood Canteen" add something

 

Libby Holman - In 1934, Broadway producer Vinton Freedley offered Holman the starring role in the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes", but she declined


1935

The Porters moved to Hollywood in December 1935, but Porter's wife did not like the movie environment, and Porter's homosexual peccadillos, formerly very discreet, became less so; she retreated to their Paris house add something


1937

After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work add something

 

When his film assignment on "Rosalie" was finished in 1937, Porter hastened to Paris to make his peace with Linda, but she remained cool add something

 

After a walking tour of Europe with his friends, Porter returned to New York in October 1937 without her add something

 

On October 24, 1937, Porter was riding with Countess Edith di Zoppola and Duke Fulco di Verdura at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, New York, when his horse rolled on him and crushed his legs, leaving him substantially crippled and in constant pain for the rest of his life add something

 

Alice Faye - Irving Berlin was once quoted as saying that he would choose Faye over any other singer to introduce his songs, and George Gershwin and Cole Porter called her the "best female singer in Hollywood in 1937


1938

Gene Kelly - His first Broadway assignment, in November 1938, was as a dancer in Cole Porter's Leave It to Me/ as the American ambassador's secretary who supports Mary Martin while she sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".


1939

Meanwhile, as political unrest increased in Europe, Porter's wife closed their Paris house in 1939, and the following year, purchased a country home in the Berkshire mountains, near Williamstown, Massachusetts, which she decorated with elegant furnishings from their Paris home add something

 

Verdura (jeweler) - After getting his start working for jewelers Gabrielle Coco Chanel and Paul Flato, Duke Fulco di Verdura opened a small, eponymous salon in 1939 at 712 Fifth Avenue in New York with the financial backing of Cole Porter and Vincent Astor


1940

Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, and other artists popularized it in the 1940s add something

 

His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920s and 30s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, "Kiss Me, Kate" add something

 

June Allyson - When Vitaphone discontinued New York production in 1940, Allyson returned to the New York stage to take on more chorus roles in Rodgers and Hart's "Higher and Higher" and Cole Porter's "Panama Hattie"

 

Eleanor Powell - "Broadway Melody of 1940", in which Powell starred opposite Fred Astaire, featured an acclaimed musical score by Cole Porter


1943

Betty Garrett - It closed after only eight performances, but producer Mike Todd saw it and signed her to understudy Ethel Merman and play a small role in the 1943 Cole Porter musical "Something for the Boys"


1946

In contrast to the highly embellished 1946 screen biography "Night and Day", Porter's life was chronicled more realistically in "De-Lovely", a 2004 Irwin Winkler film starring Kevin Kline as Porter and Ashley Judd as Linda add something

 

Orson Welles - At the same time in 1946 he began two new radio series, The Mercury Summer Theatre for CBS and Orson Welles Commentaries for ABC. While Summer Theatre featured half-hour adaptations of some of the classic Mercury radio shows from the 1930s, the first episode was a condensation of his Around the World stage play, and remains the only record of Cole Porter's music for the project.

 

Orson Welles - In the summer of 1946, Welles directed a musical stage version of Around the World in Eighty Days, with a comedic and ironic rewriting of the Jules Verne novel by Welles, incidental music and songs by Cole Porter, and production by Mike Todd, who would later produce the successful film version with David Niven.

 

The Lady from Shanghai - In the summer of 1946, Welles was directing a musical stage version of "Around the World in Eighty Days", with a comedic and ironic rewriting of the Jules Verne novel by Welles, incidental music and songs by Cole Porter, and production by Mike Todd, who would later produce the successful film version with David Niven


1948

From this low spot, Porter made a conspicuous comeback, in 1948, with "Kiss Me, Kate" add something


1949

"The Theater: The Professional Amateur", "Time" magazine, January 31, 1949 Entering Yale University in 1909, Porter majored in English, minored in music, and studied French add something


1950

Porter began the 1950s with "Out Of This World" , which had some good numbers but too much camp and vulgarity, and was not greatly successful add something

 

William Eythe - He appeared in a starring role in the 1950 Cole Porter musical "Out of this World", based on the Greek myth of Amphitryon, in which Jupiter comes to earth to bed a lovely young lady, taking the shape of her much-loved husband

 

Richard Lewine - In the 1950s and 1960s, Lewine produced musicals for television including "Cinderella" starring Julie Andrews and "Aladdin" featuring music by Cole Porter

 

Nola Fairbanks - Nola's Broadway debut was in 1950 in the chorus of Cole Porter's "Out of This World"


1952

Porter's mother died in 1952, and his wife died from emphysema in 1954 add something


1953

George Gaynes - He alternated between stage musicals and both comic and dramatic plays, including his role as Bob Baker in the original production of "Wonderful Town" , Jupiter in the Cole Porter musical "Out of This World", Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and as Henry Higgins in the 1964 US tour of "My Fair Lady"

 

Kathryn Grayson - In 1953, Grayson optioned the story "It's Greek to Me", written by Helen Deutsch, to be accompanied by a score from Cole Porter


1955

Peter Cookson - A founding member of The Actors Studio , Cookson's most famous stage role was of the love struck judge in Cole Porter's 1955 hit musical Can Can in which he introduced the song It's All Right With Me


1957

Rouben Mamoulian - His last completed musical film was MGM's 1957 film version of the Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings"

 

Les Girls - "'Les Girls"', known as "'Cole Porter's Les Girls"', is a 1957 musical comedy film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


1958

By 1958, Porter's injuries caused a series of ulcers on his right leg add something

 

Hal Linden - He became a staple of Broadway upon succeeding Sydney Chaplin in "Bells Are Ringing" in 1958, and made a further breakthrough on the New York stage in 1962 when he was cast as Billy Crocker in the revival of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes"


1959

Doretta Morrow - Her final stage appearance was in 1959 in the original West End cast of Cole Porter's "Aladdin" in the role of The Princess


1960

Alan Wheatley - He starred as Abanaza in Aladdin, the Cole Porter musical Pantomime, at the London Coliseum in 1960


1962

Kenneth Mars - His first broadly accented character was that of Sir Evelyn Oakleigh in the 1962 Off-Broadway revival of the Cole Porter musical, "Anything Goes"


Cole Porter died in 1964 add something

 

Porter died of kidney failure on October 15, 1964, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 73 add something


 

In 1965, Judy Garland performed a medley of Porter's songs at the 37th Academy awards shortly after Porter's death add something


1966

A year later the company disbanded, and the score was lost until it was reconstructed from Porter's and Koechlin's manuscripts between 1966 and 1990, with help from Milhaud among others add something


1969

Caetano Veloso - He has cited among his musical influences Amália Rodrigues, Cole Porter, the Rolling Stones 1969 tour, and above all, João Gilberto


1972

In 1972 she released another collection, "Ella Loves Cole" add something


1974

Gary Shearston - He scored a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom in 1974 with his cover version of the Cole Porter song "I Get a Kick out of You"


1980

In 1980, Porter's music was used for the score of "Happy New Year", based on the Philip Barry play "Holiday" add something


1982

Other singers who have paid tribute to Porter include the Swedish pop music group Gyllene Tider, which recorded a song called "Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång" in 1982 add something


1984

Ian Wallace (singer) - Other acting roles included César in a West End musical version of Marcel Pagnol's "Fanny" with Robert Morley, the Emperor of China in Cole Porter's "Aladdin", Toad in "Toad of Toad Hall", and Ralph in "The One O'Clock World" in 1984


1987

Trevor Eve - He co-starred with Natasha Richardson and Stephen Rea in the 1987 London stage production of Cole Porter's "High Society"


1988

Howard McGillin - He earned a second Tony nomination in 1988 for his portrayal of Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes"


1989

He is referenced in the merengue song "The Call of the Wild" by David Byrne on his 1989 album "Rei Momo" add something

 

John Barrowman - Barrowman's professional acting career began in London's West End in 1989, playing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" at the Prince Edward Theatre, alongside Elaine Paige as Reno Sweeney and Bernard Cribbins as Moonface Martin

 

Leslie Uggams - Uggams replaced Patti LuPone as Reno Sweeney in the Lincoln Center revival of Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" on Broadway in March 1989


1990

In 1990 Dionne Warwick released "Dionne Sings Cole Porter" add something


1991

Many events commemorated the centenary of Porter's birth, including the halftime show of the 1991 Orange Bowl add something

 

Nickolas Grace - He played Cole Porter in "A Swell Party" at the Vaudeville in 1991-92 and appeared in Ken Russell's production of "Princess Ida" for ENO at the Coliseum Theatre in 1992


1993

Kiki Dee - In 1993 she performed another duet with Elton John for his "Duets" album, a cover version of Cole Porter's "True Love", which reached No. 2 in the UK. During her career, she has released 40 singles, three EPs and 12 albums


1998

He is mentioned in the song "Tonite It Shows" by Mercury Rev on their 1998 album "Deserter's Songs" add something


1999

John Guare - In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, "Kiss Me, Kate" for its Broadway revival


2000

Ashley Judd - Several of her early 2000s films, including 2001's "Someone Like You" and 2002's "High Crimes", received only mixed reviews and moderate box office success; although she did receive positive recognition, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, for her performance in the 2004 biography of Cole Porter, "De-Lovely", opposite Kevin Kline


2004

Sheryl Crow - In 2004, Crow appeared as a musical theater performer in the Cole Porter biopic "De-Lovely"


2005

Jerry Hall - Also in 2005, Hall appeared on the West End stage playing Mother Lord in the London revival of Cole Porter's "High Society", and provided the voice for Sister Penelope in the controversial British cartoon "Popetown"


2007

In May 2007, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated to Cole Porter add something

 

Le Petomane - In addition, Le Pétomane was added to David Lee's 2007 reworked revival of the 1953 Broadway play "Can-Can", which had originally been written by Abe Burroughs and Cole Porter


2008

Salome Kammer - In 2008 she recorded as "Salomix-Max" as a tribute to soprano Cathy Berberian, music of Cole Porter, Luciano_Berio, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Valentin Görner, Carola Bauckholt, Tarquinio Merula, Alban Berg, Harold Arlen, Rudi Spring, Kurt Weill, Helmut Oehring and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 

Rudi Spring - In 2008 two of his songs appeared on a CD of Salome Kammer, together with music of Cole Porter, Luciano_Berio, and Alban Berg, among others

 

Patricia Barber - In September 2008, she released "The Cole Porter Mix," a collection of her unique takes on the classic Cole Porter songbook, as well as three original compositions inspired by Porter


2010

In December 2010, his portrait was added to the Hoosier Heritage Gallery in the office of the Governor of Indiana add something


2011

Burlesque - Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, Gale Virtual Reference Library, accessed 16 February 2011 The strippers gradually supplanted the singing and dancing soubrettes; by 1932 there were at least 150 strip principals in the US. Star strippers included Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Ann Corio and Margie Hart, who was celebrated enough to be mentioned in song lyrics by Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter

 

Kathleen Marshall - Marshall directed and choreographed a Broadway revival of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" beginning in April 2011, with Sutton Foster starring as Reno Sweeney


2012

In 2012, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra honored Porter with a concert that included his familiar classics add something

 

Bryan Ferry - In 2012, Ferry's version of the Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" was used in an Oreo television commercial


2013

Jack Cassidy - In her 2013 memoir, Shirley Jones confirms that Cassidy had many same-sex affairs, including one with Cole Porter


2014

In 2014, Porter was honored with a plaque on the Legacy Walk in Chicago, which celebrates LGBT achievers add something


2018

As of late 2018, it was being rebuilt, after which it will reside, temporarily, at the New-York Historical Society add something