Cole Porter’s musical comedy, Kiss Me Kate, was based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
He knew the lyrics of some two hundred hymns and ballads-a repertoire ranging from "The Old Rugged Cross" to Cole Porter-and, in addition to the guitar, he could play the harmonica, the accordion, the banjo, and the xylophone.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Chapter 6 — When in Doubt, It’s from Shakespeare …… Quick Quiz: What do John Cleese, Cole Porter, Moonlighting, and Death Valley Days have in common?
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The towns not to be left behind proudly announce their celebrated sons, so the traveler is informed by signs and banners—Birthplace of Elvis Presley, of Cole Porter, of Alan P. Huggins.