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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Bobby Darin Quotes:

Sgt. Jim Larkin: Hey, Corby, what's the matter with you? Can't you forget about that loot? You're in a church.
Pvt. Dave Corby: This ain't a church no more, Sergeant. And besides, even if it was, so what?
Sgt. Jim Larkin: Well it used to be, J.J. You oughtta have respect for things that used to be.
Pvt. Dave Corby: What are you buckin' for chaplain or something? I got respect, Sergeant. Plenty. But its not for somebody I can't see.


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?


Pfc. James E. Driscoll: But Sergeant, you don't understand. I was sent to clerk-typist school. That's all I've ever done in the army was type!
Sgt. Jim Larkin: Man, we're gonna give you on the job training.
Pvt. Dave Corby: What's up, Sergeant?
Sgt. Jim Larkin: Take this man over to that foxhole next to Reese and teach him how to shoot.
Pvt. Dave Corby: [Larkin hands him Driscoll's brand new rifle] With this here? It might get dirty.


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Bobby Darin Facts
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.

Seriously campaigned for the role of Tony in "West Side Story". Ironically he would wind up winning his only Golden Globe in 1962 for "Most Promising Newcomer" in a virtual tie with with Richard Beymer, who got the role as Tony and Warren Beatty who had also seriously campaigned for the same role.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1735 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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