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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin

  • Born on
    • May 14th, 1936
  • Died on
    • December 20th, 1973
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. He recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash", in 1958. That was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him worldwide fame. In 1962 he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September, co-starring his first wife, actress Sandra Dee. During the 1960s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert F. Kennedy's Democratic presidential campaign. He was present on the night of June 4/5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles at the time of Kennedy's assassination. During the same year, he discovered he had been raised by his grandmother, not his mother, and that the woman he thought was his sister was actually his mother. Those events deeply affected Darin and sent him into a long period of seclusion. Although he made a successful comeback (in television) in the early 1970s, his health was beginning to fail, as he had always expected, following bouts of rheumatic fever in childhood. The knowledge of his vulnerability had always spurred him on to use his musical talent while still young. He died at the age of 37 after a heart operation in Los Angeles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Filmography

Acting (11 Credits)

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1969The Happy Ending as Franco (as Robert Darin)
1965That Funny Feeling as Tom Milford
1963Captain Newman, M.D. as Cpl. Jim Tomkins
1962State Fair as Jerry Dundee
1962Hell Is for Heroes as Pvt. J.J. Corby
1962Pressure Point as Patient
1962If a Man Answers as Eugene Wright
1961Too Late Blues as John 'Ghost' Wakefield
1961Come September as Tony
1960Pepe as Bobby Darin
1958Shadows as Man at Rehearsal (uncredited)

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