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Cole Porter - Hollywood, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 06.088 W 118° 20.660
11S E 375997 N 3774222
Quick Description: American composer Cole Porter... wrote such memorable songs as "Night and Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "You're the Top".
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2013 1:45:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMHHBQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 4

Long Description:
Hollywood honors over 2400 celebrities of stage, screen, song and radio with stars like this one along the Hollywood Walk of Fame- fifteen blocks along Hollywood Blvd.
This star is for composer Cole Porter.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"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.

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", "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 songs "You'd Be So Easy to Love" and "I've Got You Under My Skin"; Rosalie (1937), which featured "In the Still of the Night"; High Society (1956), which included "True Love"; and Les Girls (1957)."
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Location: on Hollywood Blvd. (south) between La Brea & Sycamore

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