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Cole Porter (Cole Albert Porter)

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Biography

Peru, Indiana, USA
Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a multi-millionaire who made his fortune in the coal and western timber business. His mother introduced him to the violin and the piano. Cole started riding horses at age six and began to studying piano at eight at Indiana's Marion Conservatory. Read more...

Actor

Character: Musical Performer - "You're The Top"

De-Lovely 2004

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Character: Himself

Satin and Silk 2003

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Character: Himself

Ça c'est l'amour 2003

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Character: Himself - Special Appearance

Ford Star Jubilee 1955

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Character: Himself - Composer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

20th Century Greats 2004

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Writing

Composing