Porter, Cole

   Prolific songwriter Cole Porter was educated at Worcester Academy, Yale, and Harvard’s law and music schools. Having already written several musical comedies and hundreds of songs while at Yale, in 1916 he and T. Lawrason Riggs wrote a musical comedy, See America First, produced on Broadway in 1916. Porter went to France in 1917. A number of his songs were included in English musical shows from 1918 to 1922. Porter’s music was part of Within the Quota, performed in Paris and New York in 1923, the Greenwich Village Follies in New York in 1924, Paris in 1928 also in New York, La Revue des Ambassadeurs performed in Paris in 1928, and Wake Up and Dream performed in London in 1929. Porter rose to even greater prominence in the 1930s with songs for shows and movies, the most famous being “Night and Day” from The Gay Divorcee (1932), “I Get a Kick out of You” from Anything Goes (1934), “Begin the Beguine” from Jubilee (1935), “I’ve Got You under My Skin” from the movie Born to Dance (1936), and “In the Still of the Night” from the film Rosalie (1937). He continued to write throughout the 1940s and 1950s, most notably for Kiss Me, Kate (1948), Can-Can (1953), and the film High Society (1956), for which his song “True Love” won an Academy Award. However, Porter’s sophisticated, languid, and often sensual music seemed to belong more appropriately in the interwar period.
   See also Cinema; Literature and theater.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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  • Porter, Cole (Albert) — born June 9, 1891, Peru, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 15, 1964, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. composer and lyricist. Porter was born to an affluent family and studied violin and piano as a child and composed an operetta at age 10. As a student at Yale… …   Universalium

  • Porter, Cole (Albert) — (9 jun. 1891, Peru, Indiana, EE.UU.–15 oct. 1964, Santa Mónica, Cal.). Compositor y letrista estadounidense. Nacido en el seno de una familia acaudalada, estudió violín y piano desde niño y compuso una opereta a la edad de 10 años. Mientras… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Porter,Cole Albert — Por·ter (pôrʹtər, pōrʹ ), Cole Albert. 1891? 1964. American composer and lyricist remembered for his witty and sophisticated Broadway scores for musicals such as Anything Goes (1929). * * * …   Universalium

  • Cole Porter — Cole Porter, composer and songwriter Born June 9, 1891(1891 06 09) Peru, Indiana, U.S. Died October 15, 1964 …   Wikipedia

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  • Porter — (izg. pórter), Cole (1892 1964) DEFINICIJA američki kompozitor i tekstopisac zabavne glazbe s elementima jazza i mjuzikla (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Silk Stockings), jedan od najsofisticiranijih pisaca urbanog šlagera američke scene 1930 ih do …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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