Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (May 14, 1937 – December 20, 1973 Bronx NY.). Born Walden Robert Cassotto, Darin was one of America’s most beloved rock and roll teen idols in the late 1950s. He is well-respected for his versatility and multi-talented performances. Bobby Darin was an extraordinary entertainer. He was a Grammy-winning singer (MACK the Knife), a respected member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (“DREAM LOVER”, “SPLISH SPLASH”, “IF I WERE a CARPENTER”), a Songwriters Hall of Fame member (DREAM LOVER”, “DREAM SPLASH”, “DREAM SPLASH”, “IF I WERE a CARPENTER”), a successful record producer, an Oscar nominated actor, and a strong supporter of American Heart Association. Bobby was married from 1960-1967 to Sandra Dee, an actress. Dodd was their only child, and he was born Dec. 1961. Bobby’s tragically short life was due to complications caused by a rheumatic condition. Bobby Darin was actually raised by his sister and mother, who turned out to be his grandmother (his mother moved away when he was born and claimed that he was the grandmother’s child because his mother was too young at the time). To learn more about Bobby Darin, see “Beyond the Sea,” where Kevin Spacey plays the entertainer. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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