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Bobby Short Hosts This Loving Biographical Tribute To Cole Porter, American Composer, Songwriter And Lyricist, One Of The Great Songwriters For The Broadway Stage Of The 1920s To The 1940s, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1990, 57 Minutes.) #ColePorter #Composers #Lyricists #Songwriters #Broadway #Plays #Musicals #Stage #Theater #Theatre #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (June 9, 1893 - October 15, 1964) was born Cole Albert Porter to a wealthy family in Peru, Indiana. Many of his songs became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found success on Broadway and in film. He published his first song The Bobolink Waltz at the age of ten. Porter defied his grandfather's wishes and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn to musical theatre. 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. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his songs. After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920s and 1930s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate. It won the first Tony Award for Best Musical. Porter's other musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Can-Can and Silk Stockings. His numerous hit songs include "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Well, Did You Evah!", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "You're the Top". He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Born to Dance (1936), which featured the song "You'd Be So Easy to Love"; Rosalie (1937), which featured "In the Still of the Night"; High Society (1956), which included "True Love"; and Les Girls (1957). Porter died of kidney failure on October 15, 1964, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 73. He is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in his native Peru, Indiana, between his wife and father.