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:

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

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.

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
His #1 hit song, "Mack the Knife", had a strange connection with the number "59": it was the 59th #1 single of the rock era, it entered the Billboard charts at #59, and was the second biggest-selling record of 1959.

Was portrayed by Kevin Spacey in Beyond the Sea (2004/I).

In 1964, he was "The Heart Ambassador" for The Heart Fund charity.

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