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 .


Pop star turned actor whose popularity waned along with the collapse of his marriage (1960-1967) to Sandra Dee. His intensive, explosive acting style was dissipated in vapid comedies, although not before he had been nominated for an Oscar. Darin remarried and was making a new start to an acting career when he died at 39 following heart surgery. Oscar-nominated for Captain Newman MD.

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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

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.

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Bobby Darin Quotes:

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.

Tony: Medicine's a fascinating field. That's why a woman like Lisa so interesting.
Sandy: Lisa?
Tony: There are 206 bones in the human body. I've never seen them that way arranged before.

Monique Ouidel: I drink to you, and to the American Army.
Pvt. John Reese: How long ago were you drinking to the Third Reich?
Monique Ouidel: I do not like the Germans.
Pvt. John Reese: You don't like me, either, but you're drinking with me.

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Recorded with legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland.

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).

He lost his hair in his early 20s and wore a toupee thereafter.

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