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Bobby Darin Overview:

Legendary actor, Bobby Darin, was born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936 in The Bronx, NY. Darin died at the age of 37 on Dec 20, 1973 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Darin was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best Supporting ActorCaptain Newman, M.D. (1963)Corp. Jim TompkinsNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.

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I Heart ~ Captain Newman, MD (1963) and the Academy Award Nomination

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Bobby Darin Quotes:

Tony: Where do you live?
Sandy: [broken English] Saus-a-lito.
Tony: And where is that near?
Sandy: [turns, looks at him] San Fran-sis-co.
Tony: I am very stu-pid. But I'm loads of fun.


Tom Milford: I want to meet you, just not head on.


Platoon Sgt. Bill Pike: [after the failed attempt on the pillbox] How close did you get?
Pvt. John Reese: Two hundred yards.
Platoon Sgt. Bill Pike: How'd it happen?
Pvt. John Reese: Mine field.
Platoon Sgt. Bill Pike: Henshaw?
Pvt. John Reese: Yeah. He tripped a mine. He was carrying a torch. It lit up the whole countryside. Put us right on the block.
Platoon Sgt. Bill Pike: Were you right?
Pvt. John Reese: How the hell do I know?


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Bobby Darin Facts
Did not find out until the age of 32 that the woman he thought to be his sister was in fact his mother and and the woman he thought was his deceased mother was in fact his grandmother. This was listed in VH1's "100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll History" (2001).

Early in his career, while performing "Rock Island Line" on The Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show"(1956), he had the lyrics written on the palms of his hands, as he had to learn the song on short notice.

Went to the Bronx High School of Science

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