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  1. Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, impressionist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis.

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  2. Bobby Darin - Wikipedia

    Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, impressionist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music.

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  3. Bobby Darin - Singer - Biography

    Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter and actor who became a ubiquitous presence in pop entertainment in the late 1950s and 1960s.

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  4. Bobby Darin - IMDb

    Bobby Darin, Soundtrack: Come September. Walden Robert Cassotto, nicknamed "Bobby", was born in The Bronx, New York, in 1936. Severe rheumatic fever as a child scarred his heart and led to an overprotected and pampered childhood. He was the focal point of a family that fostered and encouraged his love of music. His music career started out with writing songs and taking demos around to ...

  5. Official Website for singer/actor Bobby Darin (Mack The Knife, Splish Splash) Since August 7, 1997 The Legendary Bobby Darin "My goal is to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer."

  6. Bobby Darin | Biography, Songs, & Facts | Britannica

    Bobby Darin, American singer and songwriter whose quest for success in several genres made him a ubiquitous presence in pop entertainment in the late 1950s and ’60s. His notable songs included ‘Splish Splash’ and ‘Mack the Knife.’ Learn more about Darin’s life and career.

    • Early Years
    • Music Career
    • Acting Career
    • Later Years
    • Other Interests
    • Personal Life
    • Health
    • Death
    • Legacy
    • Filmography

    Born Walden Robert Cas­sotto in the East Harlem neigh­bor­hood of New York City, Bobby Darin was raised by his ma­ter­nal grand­mother, who he be­lieved was his mother. Darin's birth mother, Van­ina Juli­ette "Nina" Cas­sotto (born No­vem­ber 30, 1917), be­came preg­nant with him in the sum­mer of 1935 when she was 17. Pre­sum­ably be­cause of the scan­dalous na­ture of out-of-wed­lock preg­nan­cies in that era, Nina and her mother hatched a plan to pass her baby off as Nina's younger brother. Years later, when Nina fi­nally told Darin the truth about his up­bring­ing, she re­fused to re­veal the iden­tity of his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, and kept the se­cret to her death in 1983. Darin's ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Save­rio An­to­nio "Big Sam Curly" Cas­sotto (born Jan­u­ary 26, 1882), was of Ital­ian de­scent and a would-be mob­ster who died in prison from pneu­mo­nia a year be­fore Darin's birth. His ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Vi­vian Fern Walden (also born in 1882), who called her­sel...

    Darin's ca­reer took off with a song­writ­ing part­ner­ship, formed in 1955 with Don Kir­sh­ner, whom he met at a candy store in Wash­ing­ton Heights. They wrote jin­gles and songs, be­gin­ning with "Bub­blegum Pop". In 1956 his agent ne­go­ti­ated a con­tract with Decca Records. The songs recorded at Decca had very lit­tle success.[clarification needed] A mem­ber of the Brill Build­ing gang of strug­gling song­writ­ers, Darin was in­tro­duced to singer Con­nie Fran­cis, for whom he helped write sev­eral songs. They de­vel­oped a ro­man­tic in­ter­est of which her fa­ther, who was not fond of Darin, did not ap­prove, and the cou­ple split up. At one point, Darin wanted to elope im­me­di­ately; Fran­cis has said that not mar­ry­ing Darin was the biggest mis­take of her life. Darin left Decca to sign with At­lantic Records' Atco sub­sidiary, where he wrote and arranged music for him­self and oth­ers. Songs he recorded, such as Harry War­ren's "I Found a Mil­lion Dol­lar Baby", were su...

    In the fall of 1959, Darin played "Hon­ey­boy Jones" in an early episode of Jackie Cooper's CBS mil­i­tary sit­com/drama, Hen­nesey set in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. In 1960, he ap­peared twice as him­self in NBC's short-lived crime drama Dan Raven, star­ring Skip Home­ier and set on the Sun­set Strip of West Hol­ly­wood. In the same year, he was the only actor ever to have been signed to five major Hol­ly­wood film stu­dios. He wrote music for sev­eral films in which he ap­peared. His first major film, Come Sep­tem­ber (1961), was a teenager-ori­ented ro­man­tic com­edy with Rock Hud­son and Gina Lol­lo­b­rigida and fea­tur­ing 18-year-old ac­tress San­dra Dee. They first met dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of the film, fell in love, and got mar­ried soon af­ter­wards. Dee gave birth to a son, Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Mor­gan Mitchell) on De­cem­ber 16, 1961. Dee and Darin made a few films to­gether with mod­er­ate suc­cess. They di­vorced in 1967. In 1961 he starred in Too Late...

    Darin be­came more po­lit­i­cally ac­tive as the 1960s pro­gressed, and his mu­si­cal out­put be­came more "folksy." In 1966, he had a hit with folksinger Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Car­pen­ter," se­cur­ing a re­turn to the Top 10after a two-year ab­sence. Darin trav­eled with Robert F. Kennedy and worked on the politi­cian's 1968 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign. He was with Kennedy the day he trav­eled to Los An­ge­les on June 4, 1968, for the Cal­i­for­nia pri­mary, and was at the Am­bas­sador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was as­sas­si­nated. This event, com­bined with learn­ing about his true parent­age, had a deep ef­fect on Darin, who spent most of the next year liv­ing in seclu­sion in a trailer near Big Sur. Re­turn­ing to Los An­ge­les in 1969, Darin started his own record label which was ti­tled Di­rec­tion Records, putting out folk and protest music. He wrote "Sim­ple Song of Free­dom" in 1969, which was recorded by Tim Hardin, who sang only three of the song's four verses...

    Darin was an en­thu­si­as­tic chess player. His tele­vi­sion show in­cluded an oc­ca­sional seg­ment in which he would ex­plain a chess move. He arranged with the United States Chess Fed­er­a­tion to spon­sor a grand­mas­ter tour­na­ment, with the largest prize fund in history,but the event was can­celed after his death.

    Darin mar­ried ac­tress San­dra Dee on De­cem­ber 1, 1960. They met while film­ing Come September (which was re­leased in 1961). On De­cem­ber 16, 1961, they had a son, Dodd Mitchell Darin(also known as Mor­gan Mitchell Darin). Dee and Darin of­fi­cially di­vorced on March 7, 1967. Darin's sec­ond wife was An­drea Yea­ger, a legal sec­re­tary whom he met in 1970 and mar­ried on June 25, 1973, after the cou­ple had lived to­gether for three years. Four months later, in Oc­to­ber 1973, the cou­ple divorcedamid strain caused by Darin's wors­en­ing health problems. In the sum­mer of 1957, while per­form­ing in Detroit,Darin met a wait­ress named Lil­lian Sweet, who se­cretly gave birth to the singer's child. The baby was adopted as an in­fant and named Sam Tallerico.

    Darin suf­fered from poor health his en­tire life. He was frail as an in­fant and, be­gin­ning at age eight, was stricken with re­cur­ring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a se­ri­ously weak­ened heart. Dur­ing his first heart surgery, in Jan­u­ary 1971, he had two ar­ti­fi­cial valvesim­planted in his heart. He spent most of that year re­cov­er­ing from the surgery. Dur­ing the last few years of his life, he was often ad­min­is­tered oxy­gen dur­ing and after his per­for­mances on stage and screen.

    In 1973, after fail­ing to take an­tibi­otics to pro­tect his heart be­fore a den­tal visit, Darin de­vel­oped an over­whelm­ing sys­temic in­fec­tion (sep­sis). This fur­ther weak­ened his body and af­fected one of his heart valves. On De­cem­ber 11, he checked him­self into Cedars of Lebanon Hos­pi­talin Los An­ge­les for an­other round of open-heart surgery to re­pair the two ar­ti­fi­cial heart valves he had re­ceived in Jan­u­ary 1971. On the evening of De­cem­ber 19, a five-man sur­gi­cal team worked for over six hours to re­pair his dam­aged heart. Shortly after the surgery ended in the early morn­ing hours of De­cem­ber 20, 1973, Darin died in the re­cov­ery room with­out re­gain­ing con­scious­ness. He was 37 years old. Darin's last wish in his will was that his body be do­nated to sci­ence for med­ical re­search. His re­mains were trans­ferred to the UCLA Med­ical Cen­ter (now known as Ronald Rea­gan Med­ical Cen­ter) shortly after his death.

    In 1990, Darin was in­ducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with singer and close friend Paul Anka an­nounc­ing the honor. In 1999, Darin was voted into the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame. Song­writer Alan O'Day al­ludes to Darin and his record­ing of "Mack the Knife" in the song, "Rock and Roll Heaven" (made a hit by the Right­eous Broth­ers), a trib­ute to dead mu­si­cians, which O'Day wrote shortly after Darin's death. On May 14, 2007, Darin was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars to honor his con­tri­bu­tion to mak­ing Las Vegas the "En­ter­tain­ment Cap­i­tal of the World" and named him one of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury's great­est en­ter­tain­ers. Fans paid for the star. Darin also has a star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame. On De­cem­ber 13, 2009, at its 2010 Grammy Awardscer­e­mony, the Record­ing Acad­emy awarded Darin a posthu­mous Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

  7. Bobby Darin - Biography - IMDb

    Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936. Growing up in a rough section of the Bronx, New York, Bobby barely survived several serious bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a damaged heart (which undoubtedly contributed to his early death).

  8. Bobby Darin was one of the most talented persons in show business--and perhaps one of the most underrated. He could do just about anything and everything he did , he did well. He was an accomplished singer, dancer, actor, composer, musician and impersonator.

  9. Bobby Darin, who had suffered for years from a severe heart condition, died on December 20 at the age of 37 - after having his second open heart operation in 2 years. In an exclusive interview on December 12, Andrea - without makeup and looking gaunt from sleepless nights of worry - revealed how Darin's medical problems led to the breakup of ...

  10. Connie Francis on brutal rape and cheater Bobby Darin | Daily ...

    Dec 12, 2017 · EXCLUSIVE: Pop singer Connie Francis reveals her father called her 'damaged goods' after she was raped at knife-point, she once found 'true love' Bobby Darin in bed with two hookers and saved Don ...