GUEST: Growing up, my mother lived in a carriage house, and the main home was owned by a man by the name of Monty Woolley, and after he passed, he gave my grandparents the option to purchase the house, which they purchased and moved into. And when they were getting ready to sell the house years later, a trash man came in and started taking out all these boxes of memorabilia, and my mother had the option and she took and filled her trunk up with, you know, what she found, and here we are today. Monty Woolley was a legendary Broadway actor who was in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner, and it was modeled after a gruff theater critic at the time, Alexander Woollcott. It really propelled him into stardom.
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Cole was aware that if you disclosed too much in Hollywood, you were likely to lose your job--and your audience. The performer says he always found Porter too aloof. As he did, the actor says, he was overwhelmed by the fiery emotions he encountered. I think that makes him even more of a genius. As the son of a Southern fundamentalist preacher who led tent revivals first in Florida and then in Texas, Hayden himself is familiar with repression and rebellion. After attending a Baptist college where dancing was forbidden, the strapping blue-eyed actor finally caught up with popular music when he attended law school in Tulane, La.
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Cole was raised on a acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.
The screenplay by Jay Cocks is based on the life and career of Cole Porter , from his first meeting with his wife, Linda Lee Thomas , until his death. It is the second biopic about the composer, following 's Night and Day. As he is about to die, Porter's life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the Indiana theater where the composer first performed on stage. He recalls the night he met his wife, Linda Lee Thomas , a recent divorcee and stunning beauty.