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Porter, Cole (Albert)locked

  • Deane L. Root
  •  and Gerald Bordman

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(b Peru, IN, 9 June 1891; d Santa Monica, CA, 15 Oct 1964). American songwriter. His parents were wealthy and his mother, Kate, an accomplished amateur pianist, arranged for him to learn violin from the age of six and piano from the age of eight at the Marion Conservatory, Indiana. Porter began writing melodies – ...

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