An American composer/songwriter
- Won a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or Television in 1961 for Can-Can.
- Received a Tony Award for Best Original Score in 1949 for Kiss Me, Kate.
- Won Grammy Trustees Award in 1989.
- Was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2012 for Anything Goes.
Life in Paris
- First moved there in July of 1917 due to an unsuccessful Broadway production.
- 1919 married American divorcee Linda Lee Thomas (15 years older than himself).
- Huge socialites.
- Gained success in the 1920's and 30's starting with Broadway shows outon in Paris then moving back to NY.