Cole was part of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Cole's parents were Kate Cole and Sam Porter.
Cole's life story was told in the films Night and Day and De-Lovely.
Cole and his wife were smokers.
Cole wrote the music for the musical Anything Goes.
Cole wrote the music for the musical High Society.
Cole wrote the music for the musical Kiss Me Kate.
Cole married the divorcee Linda Lee Thomas. The couple were married for over 30 years until her death.
Cole lived at the Waldorf-Astoria Tower, New York, from 1939-1964.
Cole was involved in a horse-riding accident which crushed his leg.
Cole learned piano and violin at the age of 6.
Cole's brother and sister both died when they were children.
Cole was portrayed by Kevin Kline in the biography De-Lovely.
Cole was portrayed by Cary Grant in the biography Night and Day.
He had his left leg amputated in his later years.
Cole composed most of his love songs for his wife.
Cole: Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around.
Cole: My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
Cole: I am the most enthusiastic person in the world. I like everything as long as it's different.