Bobby Darin

Born May 14, 1936

Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, was an American singer, actor and musician. Darin performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk and country. Although unknown to the public, his health was dangerously fragile and this motivated him to succeed within the limited lifetime he feared he would, and ultimately did, have.… Read More

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1936 Birth Born on May 14, 1936.


1955 19 Years Old Darin's career took off with a songwriting partnership, formed in 1955 with Don Kirshner, whom he met at a candy store in Washington Heights. … Read More


1956 20 Years Old In 1956 his agent negotiated a contract with Decca Records. … Read More
1958 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Guided by Atlantic's star-maker Ahmet Ertegun, Darin's career finally took off in 1958 when he recorded "Splish Splash." … Read More
1959 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, Darin recorded the self-penned "Dream Lover," a ballad that became a multi-million seller. … Read More
Although Darin was initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960. … Read More
1961 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Dee gave birth to a son, Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Morgan Mitchell) on December 16, 1961. Dee and Darin made a few films together with moderate success. They divorced in 1967.
1962 26 Years Old In 1962, Darin won the Golden Globe Award for "New Star of the Year – Actor" for his role in Come September. … Read More
1963 27 Years Old In 1963, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a shell-shocked soldier in Captain Newman, M.D.. … Read More
1964 28 Years Old In October 1964, he appeared as a wounded ex-convict who is befriended by an orphan girl in "The John Gillman Story" episode of NBC's Wagon Train western television series. … Read More


1966 - 1967 2 More Events
…  He was present on the night of June 4/5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles at the time of Kennedy's assassination. … Read More
1969 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Returning to Los Angeles in 1969, Darin started Direction Records, putting out folk and protest music.
1972 36 Years Old Beginning on July 27, 1972, he starred in his own television variety show on NBC, Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, which ran for seven episodes ending on September 7, 1972.
Beginning on January 19, 1973, he starred in a similar show on NBC called The Bobby Darin Show. … Read More
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