Cole Albert Porter (1891-1940) was a composer and lyricist for the Broadway
musical theatre and wrote scores for Hollywood films. The collection consists of grammar books used by composer Cole Porter for learning
Spanish, Italian, and French.
Cole Albert Porter was born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana; born into wealth, he spent most of the 1920s in Europe; became
composer and lyricist for the Broadway
theatre; his hit shows included: Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929), Gay Divorcé (1932), Anything Goes (1934), Leave it to Me (1938), DuBarry Was a Lady (1939), Kiss Me, Kate (1948) and Can-can (1953); he composed such songs as: You Do Something to Me, Night and Day, I Get a Kick Out of You, Anything Goes, I Love
Paris, Let's Do it, Begin the Beguine, and Just One of Those Things; he also wrote scores for Hollywood films, including Born to Dance and Broadway Melody of 1940; he died on October 15, 1964 in Santa Monica, California.
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