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Bobby Darin

  • American musician
  • Born May 14, 1936
  • Died December 20, 1973

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash", in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him worldwide fame. In 1962 he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee.


I'm a singer who moves like a dancer.




I've done a lot of things and I've been a lot of people, but now I've come to realize who I am.




Who am I that I have to sing under an umbrella? These people are my fans, and if they can stand in the rain to hear me sing, I can stand in the rain.




Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.




I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.




My entire life has been a lie.




I drilled holes in the floor of the club, and it's sinking.




I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.




I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside and the heel was another 2 and half inches. I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over.




If you don't try, if you don't do something for yourself, you won't get anywhere.




Everybody, sooner or later, will have to go under the knife. Let's hope they make out as well as I did.




It isn't true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how.




I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street and somebody else on the stage. I had tried to put my street self on the stage, but what they want is an actor on stage.




A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.




George Burns was the father I never had.




There are certain times I don't want my picture taken. If my wife's stepping out of a car and it looks like it's going to come out an indecent picture, don't I have a right to object?




I dazzle you with that footwork.




I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier. All houses are gone.




You're either sexy or you're not. I'm very self-conscious about my physiognomy.




The sex element is the most important in the business. You must sell sex.




Show me any top entertainer or top business executive, and I'll show you a guy who has mapped out his life from the very start.




My whole life has been a lie.




I think Flip Wilson is a brillant comedian.




Maybe I should quit the business. There's no one left for me to love. Mama's dead. Mr. Burns couldn't care less about me. What's left?




I don't want to be able to see the audience.




My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don't worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me.




I want to make it faster than anyone has ever made it before. I'd like to be a legend by the time I'm 25.




I don't know what it is to love the way they love-they would jump off a bridge for me. I can't do that. I can only say, I owe you.




My goal is to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer.




This marriage is no one's business but our own.




Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you.




The Democratic Party of California is ready to sponsor me. All I have to do is find the right office to run for.




Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.




A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny.




Sure my career means a hell of a lot, but it will never come before Sandy and my son.




Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.



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