Examples of musicals written by Cole Porter include, "Kiss Me Kate," "Anything Goes," "Gay Divorce," "Jubilee" and "Paris." Cole Porter wrote 27 stage musicals, 10 film musicals and one television musical before he died in 1964. Of the 10 film musicals, two were never produced.
Cole Porter was born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana. He wrote his first musical, "See America First," in 1916. In 1917, he went to France, and while there he married Linda Lee Thomas. Porter continued writing musicals until his leg was amputated in 1958 as a result of a previous horse riding accident in 1937. He died in Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 15, 1964 at the age of 73.