Cole Porter

Composer, Lyricist
As a musician, Cole Porter's entertaining and creative music was in a variety of Hollywood productions. The early stages of his career in entertainment ran the industry gamut with credits like "The Battle of Paris" ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1891 in Peru, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Music (193)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

("I Get A Kick Out Of You") (Song)

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

("Night And Day") (Song)

42 2013 (Movie)

("Begin The Beguine") (Song)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("It's De-Lovely") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("Let's Misbehave") (Song)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("Do I Love You") (Song)

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

"C'est Magnifique" (Song)

Amelia 2009 (Movie)

("You Do Something To Me") (Song)

Easy Virtue 2009 (Movie)

("You're The Top") (Song)

Gamer 2009 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Night And Day") (Song)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

("Begin The Beguine") (Song)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

("Begin The Beguine") (Song)

Cathouse: The Musical 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

"Don't Fence Me In" (Song)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Music)

Nobel Son 2008 (Movie)

("Just One Of Those Things"(Brazilian Girls Remix)) (Song)

Lust, Caution 2007 (Movie)

("You Do Something to Me") (Song)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'True Love' (Composer)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

("What Is This Thing Called Love") (Song)

Kinky Boots 2006 (Movie)

("My Heart Belongs To Daddy") (Song)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("What Is This Thing Called Love") (Song)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

("Love For Sale") (Song)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

("Night And Day") (Song)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

(film score: "Les Girls") (Song Performer)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

("I've Got My Eyes On You") (Song)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(Just One Of Those Things) (Song)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

("You're The Top") (Song Performer)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

(Lyrics)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

("Too Darn Hot") (Song)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

("Easy To Love") (Song)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

God is Great, I'm Not 2002 (Movie)

("What is This Thing Called Love") (Song)

Kitty Carlisle Hart: My Broadway Memories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

("I Get a Kick Out of You") (Song)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

("At Long Last Love") (Song)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

songs("I've Got You Under My Skin" "Night and Day") (Song)

Buena Vista Social Club 1999 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("C'est Magnifique") (Song)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

("Don't Fence Me In") (Song)

Banned in America: The Stars Speak Out 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

("Dream Dancing") (Song)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Great Expectations 1998 (Movie)

("I Love Paris") (Song)

Hasards ou coincidences 1998 (Movie)

("Cancan") (Song)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

("Everytime We Say Goodbye") (Song Performer)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Mafia! 1998 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

("My Heart Belongs to Daddy") (Song)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

("Love For Sale") (Song)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

("Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye") (Song)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

("I've Got You under My Skin") (Song)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

("Rosalie") (Music)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

("Looking at You") (Song)

Le Jour et la nuit 1997 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Love and Other Catastrophes 1997 (Movie)

("Let's Do It") (Song)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

("It's de Lovely") (Song)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

songs("Anything Goes" "You Do Something to Me") (Song)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

("Looking at You") (Song)

Heaven's a Drag 1995 (Movie)

("True Love") (Song)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

("Just One of Those Things") (Song)

Sugartime 1995 (Movie)

("You Do Something to Me" "Just One of Those Things") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

songs("Just One of Those Things" from "Panama Hattie" "Stereophonic Sound" from "Silk Stockings") (Song)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

songs("Anything Goes" "Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today)) (Song)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

("I Happen to Like New York") (Song)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

("Don't Fence Me In") (Song)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

("Just One of Those Things") (Song)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

("I Love Paris") (Song)

American Flash Cards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Big Band Ballroom Bash 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Edward II 1992 (Movie)

("Every Time We Say Goodbye") (Song)

Hard Promises 1992 (Movie)

("True Love") (Song)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

("What Is Thing Called Love") (Song)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("Another Op'nin', Another Show") (Song)

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

("You're the Top") (Song)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

("Every Time We Say Goodbye") (Song)

1990 King Orange Jamboree Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

An Evening With Maria Ewing 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Broken Noses 1991 (Movie)

("Everytime We Say Goodbye") (Song)

Exposure 1991 (Movie)

("I've Got a Kick Out of You") (Song)

Life Stinks 1991 (Movie)

("Easy To Love") (Song)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

("I Get a Kick Out of You") (Song)

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Robert's Movie 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Scenes From A Mall 1991 (Movie)

("You Do Something to Me") (Song)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

The Josephine Baker Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

songs("Let's Do It" "Why Can't You Behave") (Song)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

songs("Begin the Benguine" "Night and Day") (Song)

Finally Destroy Us 1990 (Movie)

("Every Time We Say Goodbye") (Song)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

("From This Moment On") (Song)

The House I Live In 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

("All of You") (Song)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

("Rosalie") (Song)

Freedom Festival '89 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("Every Time We Say Goodbye") (Song)

Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

song "What Is This Thing Called Love"(("Life Lessons")) (Song)

Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall 1989 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

("Let's Misbehave") (Song)

Another Woman 1988 (Movie)

("You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To") (Song)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

("I've Still Got My Health") (Song)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

("I Love Paris") (Song)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

("You Do Something to Me") (Song)

The Blue Iguana 1988 (Movie)

("The Laziest Gal in Town") (Song)

Torch Song Trilogy 1988 (Movie)

("Love For Sale") (Song)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

A Tribute to American Music: Cole Porter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Baryshnikov on Broadway 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

songs("Begin the Beguine" "Just One of Those Things" "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" "Night and Day") (Song)

September 1987 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Crimes of the Heart 1986 (Movie)

("Don't Fence Me In") (Song)

Evening at Pops (08/17/86) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

("I'm in Love Again") (Song)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

songs("I Love Paris" "What Is This Thing Called Love") (Song)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Bring on the Night 1985 (Movie)

("Night And Day") (Song)

Hilda Was a Goodlooker 1985 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Music)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

("Let's Do It") (Song)

Emma's War 1984 (Movie)

("C'est si facile de vous aimer") (Song)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 (Movie)

("You Do Something to Me") (Song)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

Evil Under the Sun 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

("Let's Misbehave") (Song)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

("Just One of Those Things" "Easy to Love") (Song)

Volver a Empezar 1980 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

Imposters 1978 (Movie)

("Night and Day") (Song)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

("True Love") (Song)

At Long Last Love 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)

At Long Last Love 1975 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

("Begin the Beguine") (Song)

Mustang... The House that Joe Built 1974 (Movie)

("It's All Right with Me") (Song)

Sleuth 1972 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Nightmare Honeymoon 1971 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

The Boys in the Band 1970 (Movie)

("Anything Goes") (Song)

Kiss Me, Kate 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Song

Star! 1968 (Movie)

("The Physician") (Song)

The Fortune Cookie 1966 (Movie)

music and lyrics(for "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To") (Music)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

songs("What Is This Thing Called Love?" and "Wake Up and Dream") (Song)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mating Game 1958 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

High Society 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

("Just One of Those Things") (Song)

Easy to Love 1953 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

songs("Wunderbar" "So In Love" "I Hate Men" "Were Thine That Special Face" "I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua" "Where Is the Lifr That Late I Led?" "Always True To You Darling In My Fashion" "Why Can't You Behave?" "Kiss Me Kate" "Tom, Dick, or Harr (Song)

The Jazz Singer 1953 (Movie)

("Just One of Those Things") (Song)

Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

("Farewell, Amanda") (Song)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Let's Face It 1942 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Something to Shout About 1942 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Born to Dance 1935 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Gay Divorcee 1934 (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Anything Goes (TV Show)

Song

Anything Goes (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Broadway Melody of 1940 (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Du Barry Was a Lady (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Edie & Pen (TV Show)

Song

I Dood It (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Panama Hattie (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Rosalie (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Something for the Boys (Movie)

(Featured Music)

The Battle of Paris (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Writer (1)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

("Kiss Me Kate") (Play as Source Material)
Production Management (1)

Mexican Hayride (Movie)

(From Musical by)
Actor (1)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

Musical Performer (Actor)

Biography

As a musician, Cole Porter's entertaining and creative music was in a variety of Hollywood productions. The early stages of his career in entertainment ran the industry gamut with credits like "The Battle of Paris" (1929) to his name. Porter was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Something to Shout About" in 1943 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "High Society" in 1956. In the eighties, Porter devoted his time to various credits, such as "Radio Days" (1987) starring Mia Farrow, "September" (1987), "Frantic" with Harrison Ford (1988) and "The Blue Iguana" (1988). Porter last provided music for "Robert's Movie." Porter was married to Linda Lee Thomas. Cole Porter passed away in October 1964 at the age of 73.

Relationships

James Cole

Grandfather
helped to finance Porter's education

Samuel Porter

Father
married Porter's mother in 1884 died in 1927

Kate Porter

Mother
married Porter's father in 1884 died on August 3, 1952 at age 90

Louis Porter

Brother
older died in infancy

Rachel Porter

Sister
older died in infancy

Linda Thomas

Wife
met in January 1918 had been married previously and widowed married from December 18, 1919 until her death in May 20, 1954 at age 70

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1913 - 1914

Harvard School of Music

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1914 - 1915

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1909 - 1913

Worcester Academy

Worcester , Massachusetts 1905 - 1909
class valedictorian

Milestones

2000

First Broadway revival of "Kiss Me, Kate"

1998

A revised version of "High Society" opened on Broadway

1986

Premiere of "High Society" as a stage musical in London

1958

Wrote score for the TV special "Alladin"; lasts songs written include "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" and "Wouldn't It Be Fun?"

1957

Final features released to contain full Porter scores, "Silk Stockings" and "Les Girls"

1956

Earned final Oscar nomination for "True Love" sung in the film "High Society" by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly

1955

Last original stage musical, "Silk Stockings"

1953

"Kiss Me Kate" filmed

1949

Composed the song to "Farewell, Amanda" used in "Amanda's Rib"

1948

Wrote score for "The Pirate", starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

1948

Had biggest career success with "Kiss Me, Kate", a musical inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"; show ran for 1,077 performances and won the Best Musical Tony Award

1946

Was the subject of the Warner Bros. film biography "Night and Day"; Cary Grant portrayed Porter

1942

Reteamed with Merman for "Something for the Boys"

1942

Received third Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (from "Something to Shout About"

1940

Earned second Oscar nomination for the song "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" (from "You'll Never Get Rich")

1940

Merman scores a triumph as "Panama Hattie"; show becomes the longest-running of Porter's shows to date (first of his book musicals to run for over 500 performances since the 1920s)

1939

Bert Lahr and Ethel Merman starred in Porter's "DuBarry Was a Lady"

1938

Mary Martin had a hit with Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"

1937

Crippled in a riding accident (Porter's legs were crushed when a horse fell on him); underwent first of eventual 30 operations to save his legs; Porter later claimed to have written some of the lyrics for the score to "At Long Last Love" while waiting for

1936

Received first Academy Awrd nomination for the song "I've Got You Under My Skin" (from "Born to Dance")

1936

"Red, Hot and Blue" opened on Broadway; show featured Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope and Ethel Merman and introduced the classic "It's DeLovely"

1935

In December, signed 20-week contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $3,000 per week to write score for "Born to Dance", starring James Stewart and Eleanor Powell

1934

Initial outing in Hollywood, the film "The Gay Divorcee"; film, which featured Astaire, only used one Porter song from the stage show, "Night and Day"

1934

Had Broadway hit with "Anything Goes", starring Ethel Merman

1934

Wrote score for unproduced film "Adios, Argentina"

1933

Wrote "Nymph Errant" for Gertrude Lawrence

1932

First collaboration with Fred Astaire, the Broadway show "The Gay Divorce"

1930

Song "Love for Sale" introduced in the show "The New Yorkers"; banned from radio air play

1929

Composed score for "Fifty Million Frenchmen", includes such hits as "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love"

1924

Wrote score for "Greenwich Village 'Follies'"

1923

Collaborated on ballet "Within the Quota" with Gerald Murphy (librettist and donor)

1920

Studied at Schola Cantorum in Paris

1919

Returned to the USA; wrote songs for "Hitchy-Koo of 1919"

1918

Served in the foreign legion during WWI

1916

Wrote first full score for a professional theatrical production, "See America First"; show flopped

1915

First song featured on Broadway, "As I Loved You" (originally titled "Esmeralda") included in the show "Kaleidoscope"

1911

First musical "Cora" produced at Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Yale

1910

First published song, "Bridget"

1902

His mother arranged for private publication of the song "The Bobolink Waltz"

1901

Wrote first piece of music "Song of the Birds"

While attending Yale, wrote several football songs invluding "Bingo Eli Yale" and "Bull Dog"

Spends part of each year living outside of the USA

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