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June 9, 1891 - October 15, 1964


"Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" was written by Cole Porter in 1928 and introduced in the musical "Paris" his first Broadway success. The show starred French stage singer Irčne Bordoni.

Cole Porter was the only child of a wealthy family who grew up in Peru, Indiana.

Displaying a talent for music early in life young Cole learned to play both violin and piano by the age of ten.

Against the wishes of his parents he perused a career writing musical theatre but following a string of flops he moved to Paris at the onset of World War I.

Despite the fact that he was a homosexual Porter met and married Linda Lee Thomas on December 19, 1919. (The couple would remain married until her death in 1954.)

Soon he enrolled at the Schola Cantorum to study orchestration scoring his first hit with the song "Old-Fashioned Garden" from the revue, "Hitchy-Koo."

Cole Porter enjoyed his first huge success in 1928 with his Broadway show "Paris", introducing the "Let's Misbehave" and one of his best-known songs, "Let's Do It."

From that point on he became one of the most prolific songwriters of our time producing hundreds of hits.



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