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Bobby Darin

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.


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Born:
May 14, 1936 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2 2003-08-29
Known For
Poster of Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2
Poster of If a Man Answers
Poster of Come September

Bobby Darin Movies Filmography

Movie
Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2
Chanteur 2003-08-29
Series
The Bobby Darin Show
1973-01-19
Series
Night Gallery
Unknown 1970-12-16
Series
The Flip Wilson Show
Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie
The Happy Ending
Franco 1969-12-21
Series
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie
Cop-Out
Barney Teale 1967-05-23
Series
Ironside
Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie
Gunfight in Abilene
Cal Wayne 1967-02-03
Series
Run for Your Life
Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie
That Funny Feeling
Tom Milford 1965-08-14
Series
Burke's Law
Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie
Captain Newman, M.D.
Cpl. Jim Tomkins 1963-12-25
Movie
Pressure Point
Patient 1962-10-10
Movie
If a Man Answers
Eugene Wright 1962-10-10
Movie
Hell Is for Heroes
Pvt. J.J. Corby 1962-06-26
Movie
State Fair
Jerry Dundee 1962-03-09
Movie
Too Late Blues
John 'Ghost' Wakefield 1961-11-01
Movie
Come September
Tony 1961-01-01
Movie
Pepe
Bobby Darin 1960-12-21
Series
The Dick Clark Show
Unknown 1958-02-15
Series
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Unknown 1956-10-05
Series
The Oscars
Himself 1953-03-18
Series
This Is Your Life
Unknown 1952-10-01
Series
The Ed Sullivan Show
Unknown 1948-06-20