Cole Porter Biography
Birthday: June 9, 1891 (Gemini)
Born In: Peru, Indiana, United States
Cole Porter was a prominent American composer and songwriter of his time. Some of his best-known works include, ‘Kiss Me’, ‘DuBarry Was a Lady’, ‘Anything Goes’ and songs like ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘I Get a Kick out of You’, ‘Well, Did You Evah!’. On the career front, his life was extremely rosy, but his personal life was dotted with tragedies and drama. He led a difficult, dramatic private life that practically ended with a mishap that left him crippled. Early in his life, he had a very slow start but he soon began to ascend the ladder of success with his songwriting abilities that eventually took him to the prestigious ‘Broadway’ stage. He became so popular in the world of music that many artists, during his lifetime and even after his death, made cover versions for his songs and released even entire albums of Cole Porter’s works. Artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick and Shane MacGowan have all been inspired by his large repertoire of works. What made him stand apart from the rest of the Broadway composers was his ability to come up with lewd lyrics, intricacies and clever rhyming patterns. He was also one of the few composers who wrote both, lyrics and composed the music for his songs. To learn more about him, scroll further.