Linda Lee Thomas & Cole Porter

Cole Porter and Linda Lee Thomas
1918 - 1954

Cole Porter and Linda Lee Thomas  

Linda Lee Thomas and Cole Porter were married for 34 years before Linda Lee Thomas died aged 70.


American Composer Cole Porter passed away on 15th Oct 1964 Santa Monica, California, U.S. aged 73. Born Cole Albert Porter on 9th June, 1891 (Gemini) in Peru, Indiana and educated at Worcester Academy (1909), Cole Porter is most remembered for I've Got You Under My Skin. His zodiac sign is Gemini.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingJan 1918 - 18th Dec 1919 2 years, 12 months
Married18th Dec 1919 - May 1954 34 years, 5 months
Total Jan 1918 - May 1954 99 years, 11 months

Thomas and Cole Porter met on January 30, 1918, at the wedding of Henry Potter Russell to heiress Ethel Borden Harriman, daughter of railroad and investment banking tycoon J. Borden Harriman and his wife, née Florence "Daisy" Hurst, at the Hôtel Ritz Paris.
Linda and Cole were married on December 18, 1919, in the city hall of the 18ème arrondissement of Paris.From 1920 to 1929 the Porters lived at 13 rue Monsieur, a house next door to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and with a garden adjoining the future residence of Nancy Mitford. They were married 34 years, and although they had no children born of their marriage, Linda conceived and miscarried.
Linda died from emphysema in the couple's apartment in the Waldorf Towers, leaving an estate of over one and a half million dollars in which Cole Porter had a lifetime interest. She was buried in the Porter family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

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Relationship Timeline

May, 1954 - Breakup

18th December, 1919 - Marriage

January, 1918 - Hookup

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rosemary farrellDec 23, 2009

Cole Porter - what a wonderful being. Genius -divinely-inspired. Won`t see his like again.

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