Cole porter wrote both words and music for a vast repertoire of songs he enjoyed a privileged upbringing, and his musical talent was encouraged. Cole porter: a biography is a delightfully written and meticulously researched book that takes us from the composer's indiana childhood to his celebrity days, discussing with exceptional honesty his family and friends, his wife and his many lovers, and above all, his music charles schwartz's account of cole porter is the most revealing. Biography dubbed the first lady of song, ella fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the united states for more than half a century in her lifetime, she won 13 grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. No previous biography of cole porter has been so painstakingly researched, and this one may well survive as the definitive account of his life, at least for the wealth of information it provides porter was possibly the greatest popular song writer of the 20th century.
Cole porter had the best ear in the history of american music i'm not referring to his perfect pitch, which was only part of an innate musical talent that was the talk of peru, indiana, by the. When warner bros produced its cole porter biography night and day (1946), with cary grant in the lead, the studio used porter's crippling accident as the film's central dramatic crisis after all, you couldn't do a rags-to-riches story with a leading character whose life was all riches-to-riches. She closed out the decade with another cole porter hit, dubarry was a lady (1939 - 408) co-star bert lahr played a washroom attendant in love with a singing star (merman) knocked out by a drugged cocktail, lahr dreams that he is louis xv, chasing mistress madame dubarry (also played by merman) around versailles. Robert waltrip short (september 15, 1924 - march 21, 2005) was an american cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th century such as rodgers and hart, cole porter, jerome kern, harold arlen, richard a whiting, vernon duke, noël coward and george and ira gershwin.
Cole porter's biography and life storycole albert porter (june 9, 1891 - october 15, 1964) was an american composer and songwriter born to a wealthy family in indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering. William mcbrien, author of cole porter: a biography (knopf, 1998, and to be released in paperback by vintage next month), makes a compelling argument that the composer's homosexual love affairs inspired his most personal and passionate work. Bobby short, byname of robert waltrip short, (born sept 15, 1924, danville, ill, us—died march 21, 2005, new york, ny), american cabaret singer and piano player who in his personal and performance style came to represent a sophistication and elegance typical of an earlier era. Within a short while she was the star attraction, and had made a number hits including her trademark a-tisket, a-tasket (1938) her recordings of work by cole porter, ira and george.
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. Cole porter is credited as composer, songwriter, broadway musical stage cole albert porter was an american composer and songwriter born to a wealthy family in indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and. Summary wikipedia source: cole porter cole albert porter was an american composer and songwriter born to a wealthy family in indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. After listening to cole porter's delightful songs, easily some of the most sophisticated, witty, and melodious ever written for the american theater, many assume that his life was a champagne-drenched romp through high society this was, essentially, the view captured in night and day, the 1946. Cole albert porter (june 9, 1891 - october 15, 1964) was an american composer and songwriter he wrote musical comedies like kiss me, kate , fifty million frenchmen , dubarry was a lady and anything goes.
A contemporary of the gershwins, jerome kern, richard rodgers, lorenz hart and oscar hammerstein ii, porter is the subject of the american masters documentary, you're the top: the cole porter story, airing monday at 10 pm on kcet. Complete cole porter 2017 biography cole porter family, childhood, life achievements, facts, wiki and bio of 2017. cole porter some of the cleverest, funniest, and most romantic songs ever written came from the pen of cole porter he was unmatched as a tunesmith, and his broadway musicals from kiss me kate and anything goes to silk stockings and can can set the standards of style which today's composers and lyricists aspire.
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page cole porter song list mcbrien (english/hofstra univ coauthor, with jack v barbera, of stevie: a biography of stevie smith, not reviewed) enjoyed the cooperation of the porter estate and the composer's relatives he. Cole porter's wiki: cole albert porter (june 9, 1891 - october 15, 1964) was an american composer and songwriter born to a wealthy family in indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Find cole porter discography, albums and singles on allmusic. I fought the urge to reach into my bag and pull out cole porter's biography the tour guide smiled tightly and walked away yes, i was showing off, being a smarty pants.
Cole porter [william mcbrien] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in his life and in his music, cole porter was the top—the pinnacle of wit and sophistication. When warner bros produced its cole porter biography night and day (1946), with [[performer~p28204~cary grant~carygrant]] in the lead, the studio used porter's crippling accident as the film's central dramatic crisis.
In 1946, hollywood released a biography of cole porter, night and day, starring cary grant, alexis smith, and many others the film was pure fiction, even by the standards of the biopics of the period, and cole is said to have been quite content to have it that way 1946 was also the year of another broadway musical, around the world in. Cole porter biography cole porter was a brilliant musician, who despite late success in life, bedazzled the world with his musical genius some of his creations continue to be valued as timeless masterpieces. Find cole porter biography and history on allmusic - many arguments could be generated over whether find cole porter biography and history on allmusic - many arguments could be generated over whether. Playboy-professional cole porter, from indiana mama's boy to yale to paris to broadway, was undoubtedly a maze of a man, but schwartz' only unravelings involve the.