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Cole Albert Porter (Composer)

Born: 9th June 1891, Peru, Indiana, U.S.A

Died: 15th October 1964, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A

Nationality: American

Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Many of his songs became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found success on Broadway and in film.

Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, Porter defied his grandfather's wishes and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn to 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.

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