Wife Linda Lee Thomas

Queer Places:
Westleigh Farms, 2107 S Frances Slocum Trail, Peru, IN 46970, Stati Uniti
Garland Lodging House, 242 York St, New Haven, CT 06511, Stati Uniti
Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604, USA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti
Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti
Schola Cantorum de Paris, 269 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, Francia
13 Rue Monsieur, 75007 Paris, Francia
Ca’ Rezzonico, 30100 Venezia VE, Italia
Château de la Garoupe, 515 Chemin des Contrebandiers, 06160 Antibes, Francia
Waldorf Towers, 301 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022, Stati Uniti
416 N Rockingham Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Buxton Hill, 1411 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
Mount Hope Cemetery, 411 N Grant St, Peru, IN 46970, Stati Uniti

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.


Cole Porter, Linda Lee Thomas, Bernard Berenson, and Howard Sturges in gondola, 1923

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).


242 York St, New Haven


Waldorf Towers


Cole Porter's piano inside the Waldorf Towers


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