Knowledge Identifier: +Cole_Porter
After graduating from Yale, Porter enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1913
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
In 1918, he met Linda Lee Thomas, a rich, Louisville, Kentucky-born divorcée eight years his senior
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
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"
Boris Kochno - He had an affair with Cole Porter in 1925, with whom he carried on a lengthy correspondence
On Broadway, business was badly affected by the 1929 Wall Street crash, and the production ran for only 136 performances
Warner Bros. - In 1929, Harry produced an adaptation of a Cole Porter musical titled "Fifty Million Frenchmen"
Libby Holman - In 1934, Broadway producer Vinton Freedley offered Holman the starring role in the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes", but she declined
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".
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
"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
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
Nola Fairbanks - Nola's Broadway debut was in 1950 in the chorus of Cole Porter's "Out of This World"
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
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
Rouben Mamoulian - His last completed musical film was MGM's 1957 film version of the Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings"
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
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"
In 1965, Judy Garland performed a medley of Porter's songs at the 37th Academy awards shortly after Porter's death
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
In 1980, Porter's music was used for the score of "Happy New Year", based on the Philip Barry play "Holiday"
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"
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
In 1990 Dionne Warwick released "Dionne Sings Cole Porter"
John Guare - In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, "Kiss Me, Kate" for its Broadway revival
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
Sheryl Crow - In 2004, Crow appeared as a musical theater performer in the Cole Porter biopic "De-Lovely"
In May 2007, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated to Cole Porter
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
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
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
In December 2010, his portrait was added to the Hoosier Heritage Gallery in the office of the Governor of Indiana
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
In 2012, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra honored Porter with a concert that included his familiar classics