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American Masters

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (Season 5, Episode 4)
TV Episode | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

Biographical portrait of one of Broadway's most brilliant songwriters. Told through the use of archival material and interviews with the rich and famous that knew him, this portrait concentrates on his career and his public life events.
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Updated Jul 23, 1990

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Jul 23, 1990 (United States)

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Bobby Short
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Fred Astaire
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Kitty Carlisle
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Maurice Chevalier
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Lena Horne
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Swifty Lazar
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Mary Martin
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Ethel Merman
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Robert H. Montgomery Jr.
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Hermes Pan
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Cole Porter
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Norma Shearer
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Frank Sinatra
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7.7 / 10 | 81 votes