Who inherited Cole Porter's money?

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Porter and his wife, Linda, bought the property in 1940 after he had a string of seven Broadway hits, including "Gay Divorce" and "Anything Goes." The buyer was Peter Davenport, a New York singer and actor, said Donald Westall of Alton & Westall Agency.

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Similarly one may ask, what was Cole Porter's most successful musical?

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.

Additionally, when did Cole Porter die? October 15, 1964

Furthermore, what did Cole Porter die from?

Kidney failure

Did Cole Porter serve in the military?

In 1917, after the United States entered World War I, Porter went to France. (He was not, as later reported, in French military service.)

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Did Cole Porter attend Yale?

Cole Porter was born on June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana. His mother gave him the middle name Albert later in his life. While an undergrad at Yale University, Porter wrote the fight song "Bulldog," as well as other pieces for student productions; his output during these years totaled approximately 300 songs.

Where did Cole Porter die?

Santa Monica, California, United States

Who wrote I got you under my skin?

Cole Porter

Can Can choreographer?


Can-Can is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by Abe Burrows. Gwen Verdon, in only her second Broadway role, and choreographer Michael Kidd won Tony Awards and were praised, but both the score and book received tepid reviews, and revivals generally have not fared well.

Who wrote Kiss Me Kate?

Bella Spewack
Sam Spewack

Who influenced Cole Porter?

Abercrombie, as an important influence. Cole said that Abercrombie taught him about language and meter, and that, in a song, "Words and music must be so inseparably wedded to each other that they are like one." When he graduated from the Academy in 1909, Cole was the class valedictorian.

Where did Cole Porter go to college?

Yale University
Harvard Law School
Harvard University

When did Cole Porter get married?

December 18, 1919 (Linda Lee Thomas)

Was Cole Porter in the French Foreign Legion?

According to the historical account found in Douglas Porch's extensively researched history of the Foreign Legion, Cole Porter, as well as other American volunteers, were not allowed by French law to enlist in the French military proper so they were enlisted into the Legion and quickly 'transferred' to the regular

Is Cole Porter public domain?

EXAMPLE. A movie musical containing songs by Cole Porter is in the public domain because of a failure to renew copyright. However, the Cole Porter songs were renewed in time, so they are still protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced without permission.

What is a Beguine in music?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rhumba. It was popular in the 1930s, coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person, and Beguine is the female form.

What does Begin the Beguine mean?

Originally Answered: What does begin the beguine mean? The beguine is a type of dance. “When they begin the beguine” is a song my Cole Porter, in which the singer recounts how when he hears the music for that dance, it brings back memories. So sometimes the phrase is used as a reference to the song.

Who wrote the music for high society?


Cole Porter
Johnny Green
Saul Chaplin
Conrad Salinger

Did Jane Wyman sing in night and day?

Jane Wyman, seen as Porter's pre-nuptial sweetheart Gracie Harris, also gets to sing and dance, and quite well indeed.