Cole Porter
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1891-06-09
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Biography

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. Classically trained, he ...

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Ella Fitzgerald
Begin The Beguine
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Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine
Cole Porter, Simon Keenlyside, BBC Concert Orchestra & David Charles Abell
Gay divorce - musical: Night and day
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Gay divorce - musical: Night and day Gay divorce - musical: Night and day Gay divorce - musical: Night and day Gay divorce - musical: Night and day
Cole Porter & Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
Night and Day
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Night and Day Night and Day Night and Day Night and Day
Cole Porter, Paul Hillier & Ars Nova Copenhagen
Anything goes [from musical 'Anything Goes']
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Anything goes [from musical 'Anything Goes'] Anything goes [from musical 'Anything Goes'] Anything goes [from musical 'Anything Goes'] Anything goes [from musical 'Anything Goes']
Cole Porter, John Wilson & John Wilson Orchestra
High society - music for the film: High Society Overture
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High society - music for the film: High Society Overture High society - music for the film: High Society Overture High society - music for the film: High Society Overture High society - music for the film: High Society Overture
Cole Porter, David Firman, The King’s Singers & South Jutland S O
Jubilee - musical
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Jubilee - musical Jubilee - musical Jubilee - musical Jubilee - musical
Cole Porter & 1987 London Cast
We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate)
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We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate) We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate) We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate) We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate)
Julius Drake, Cole Porter & Gerald Finley
Tale of the Oyster
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Tale of the Oyster Tale of the Oyster Tale of the Oyster Tale of the Oyster
Cole Porter & Ellie Coast
I've Got You Under My Skin
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I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter & MGM Studio Orchestra
KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture
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KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture
Les Six, Cole Porter, Keith Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra & Kevin Eldon
Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel
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Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel
Cole Porter, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Pekka Savijoki & Karita Mattila
Kiss me, Kate - musical: Wunderbar
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Kiss me, Kate - musical: Wunderbar Kiss me, Kate - musical: Wunderbar Kiss me, Kate - musical: Wunderbar Kiss me, Kate - musical: Wunderbar
Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra
Well, Did You Evah?
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Well, Did You Evah? Well, Did You Evah? Well, Did You Evah? Well, Did You Evah?
John Wilson Orchestra, Cole Porter & John Wilson
Overture from High Society
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Overture from High Society Overture from High Society Overture from High Society Overture from High Society
Simon Keenlyside, BBC Concert Orchestra & Cole Porter
Kiss me Kate: So in Love
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Kiss me Kate: So in Love Kiss me Kate: So in Love Kiss me Kate: So in Love Kiss me Kate: So in Love
Cole Porter, Debbie Kurup & Matt Rawle
You're the Top (from Anything Goes)
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You're the Top (from Anything Goes) You're the Top (from Anything Goes) You're the Top (from Anything Goes) You're the Top (from Anything Goes)
Cole Porter
I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes)
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I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes) I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes) I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes) I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes)
John Wilson Orchestra
High Society Overture
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High Society Overture High Society Overture High Society Overture High Society Overture
Cole Porter, John Wilson Orchestra, Anna-Jane Casey and Matthew Ford & John Wilson
Who Wants To be a Millionaire?
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Who Wants To be a Millionaire? Who Wants To be a Millionaire? Who Wants To be a Millionaire? Who Wants To be a Millionaire?
John Wilson Orchestra & Cole Porter
It’s Alright With Me
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It’s Alright With Me It’s Alright With Me It’s Alright With Me It’s Alright With Me
John Wilson Orchestra & Cole Porter
Begine The Beguine
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Begine The Beguine Begine The Beguine Begine The Beguine Begine The Beguine
Stéphane Grappelli, Cole Porter, Max Harris, Yehudi Menuhin, Lennie Bush, Ike Isaacs, Denny Wright & Max Harris
Just one of those things
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Just one of those things Just one of those things Just one of those things Just one of those things
Cole Porter, BBC Concert Orchestra & Keith Lockhart
Within the Quota (1923
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Within the Quota (1923 Within the Quota (1923 Within the Quota (1923 Within the Quota (1923
Ulster Orchestra & Cole Porter
Wunderbar (from Kiss me Kate)
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Wunderbar (from Kiss me Kate) Wunderbar (from Kiss me Kate) Wunderbar (from Kiss me Kate) Wunderbar (from Kiss me Kate)
Cole Porter, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin Kline, Cast & Chorus & Stephen Endelman
DE-LOVELY (2004): Blow, Gabriel, Blow
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DE-LOVELY (2004): Blow, Gabriel, Blow DE-LOVELY (2004): Blow, Gabriel, Blow DE-LOVELY (2004): Blow, Gabriel, Blow DE-LOVELY (2004): Blow, Gabriel, Blow
Cole Porter & Humphrey Lyttelton
Love for Sale from The New Yorkers
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Love for Sale from The New Yorkers Love for Sale from The New Yorkers Love for Sale from The New Yorkers Love for Sale from The New Yorkers
Cole Porter, Cole Porter & Cole Porter
'You're The Top' from Anything Goes
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'You're The Top' from Anything Goes 'You're The Top' from Anything Goes 'You're The Top' from Anything Goes 'You're The Top' from Anything Goes
Cole Porter, John Wilson Orchestra & John Wilson
Kiss Me, Kate
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Kiss Me, Kate Kiss Me, Kate Kiss Me, Kate Kiss Me, Kate
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare, Reprise (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare, Reprise (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare, Reprise (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare, Reprise (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush up your Shakespeare, Reprise (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Finale (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Finale (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Finale (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Finale (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Finale (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple (BBC Proms)
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Kiss Me, Kate - I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple (BBC Proms) Kiss Me, Kate - I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple (BBC Proms) Kiss Me, Kate - I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple (BBC Proms) Kiss Me, Kate - I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple (BBC Proms)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Pavane (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Pavane (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Pavane (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Pavane (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Pavane (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Bianca (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Bianca (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Bianca (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Bianca (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Bianca (BBC Proms 2014)
Cole Porter
Kiss Me, Kate - Always True To You In My Fashion (BBC Proms 2014)
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Kiss Me, Kate - Always True To You In My Fashion (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Always True To You In My Fashion (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Always True To You In My Fashion (BBC Proms 2014) Kiss Me, Kate - Always True To You In My Fashion (BBC Proms 2014)
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Biography

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. Classically trained, he was drawn towards 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 30s, 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).

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