Porter's swank settings, distant from the sources of american song, made his music chic, chichi, risqué, and artificial—and also, oddly, american whether abroad or at home, porter was an acute. Cole porter, harold arlen, irving berlin, george gershwin, jerome kern and richard rodgers, whose partnership with first lorenz hart and later oscar hammerstein ii was pretty much the foundation of american musical theater. The first time i met cole porter, lyricist sammy cahn told this writer in 1989, it was at a fancy party (in the '50s), and the host said to me: `cole porter wants to meet you' but instead of. Cole porter biography cole porter was a famous american composer and songwriter go through this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline. Cole porter, 1891-1964 a native of peru, ind, porter wrote his first song at age 10 and went on to create 23 broadway shows, including anything goes (1934), kiss me kate (1948) and can-can (1953) hit songs include “you’re the top” and “night and day.
When cole porter was born 125 years ago—on june 9, 1891—it was with a silver spoon in his mouth but that didn’t mean the famed american composer and lyricist didn’t work hard for his. Cole porter, in full cole albert porter, (born june 9, 1891, peru, indiana, us—died october 15, 1964, santa monica, california), american composer and lyricist who brought a worldly élan to the american musical and who embodied in his life the sophistication of his songs. 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. Songs of cole porter cole albert porter (june 9, 1891 -- october 15, 1964) was an american composer and songwriter born to a wealthy family in peru, indiana.
American composer, lyricist cole porter wrote musicals and hit songs for four decades he was rich, lived in luxury, had a staff to attend to his every need, privileged, attended the finest schools and above all musically talented. The show was cole porter's masterpiece and triumphantly re-established him as one of the greatest of american songwriters it opened on december 30, 1948, starring alfred drake, patricia morison, lisa kirk, and harold lang, and ran on broadway for 1,077 performances. Cole porter a gifted composer and lyricist, cole porter created songs like night and day, and the music for broadway shows such as anything goes and kiss me, kate. A gifted composer and lyricist, cole porter created songs like night and day, and the music for broadway shows such as anything goes and kiss me, kate cole porter was born in indiana in 1891 a. Cole albert porter (june 9, 1891 – october 15, 1964) was an american composer and songwriter by the end of his life, he had written over 800 songs and is synonymous with the golden age of the twentieth century american musical.
American composer cole albert porter (1891-1964) wrote songs (both words and music) for over 30 stage and film musicals his best work set standards of sophistication and wit seldom matched in the. 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. The first of porter's list songs, it features a string of suggestive and droll comparisons and examples, preposterous pairings and double entendres, dropping famous names and events, drawing from highbrow and popular cultureporter was a strong admirer of the savoy operas of gilbert & sullivan, many of whose stage works featured similar comic list songs.
It is clearly no fiction, however, that cole porter was one of the most influential and popular of american songwriters he composed dozens of musical scores for the stage and screen, and his lyrics are considered the height of wit and finesse. Despite a horseback riding accident in 1937 that crippled him for life, porter produced much of his best work in the 1940s and 50s he wrote hundreds of songs for dozens of broadway shows, movie. Cole porter song album , new york, 1935 103 lyrics of cole porter , edited by fred lounsberry, new york, 1954 the cole porter song book , edited by robert kimball, new york, 1959 cole , edited by robert kimball, new york, 1971 music and lyrics by cole porter , edited by robert kimball, new york.
One of the legendary figures in the great american songbook, his work as a lyricist, and occasionally composer and lyricist, has produced such standards as skylark, in the cool, cole porter is definitive of an era he is those years, you know he is the style of all those shows, all that period. Composer, songwriter, lyricist cole porter was born in peru, indiana, the son of katie cole, daughter of a millinnaire, and sam porter, a sucessful pharmacist. On this day in 1891, the great composer and lyricist cole porter—one of the most important american songwriters of the 20th century—is born in peru, indiana. A review of a recent porter biography recounts that in his later years, the composer kept breaking appliances so he could lure cute repairmen into his lair cole porter is interred in the mount hope cemetery, peru, indiana.
Cole albert porter was an american composer and songwriter from peru, indiana his works include the musical comedies kiss me, kate (1948) (based on shakespeare's the taming of the shrew ), fifty million frenchmen , and anything goes , as well as songs like night and day, i get a kick out of you, and i've got you under my skin. Cole porter biography, life, interesting facts early life and education american composer and songwriter cole porter was born on june 9, 1891, in peru, indianahis father was a druggist, and his mother was the daughter of james omar cole, who was known as the richest man in indiana. 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 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.
American composer and lyricist, born june 9, 1891 in peru, indiana died october 15, 1964 in santa monica, california. Cole porter biography composer songwriter cole porter wrote hit broadway musicals and many 20th-century pop standards, including the songs “you’re the top,” “night and day” and “let’s do it (let’s fall in love).