Cole Porter and Linda Lee Thomas

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Cole Porter and Linda Lee Thomas

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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.
Commenced Dating
January 1918
Married
18 December 1919
Partner Died
20 May 1954
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Linda Lee Thomas was married to Cole Porter. They started dating in January, 1918. They were married on 18th December, 1919. After 34 years of marriage, Linda Lee Thomas died on 20th May, 1954.

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