Darin, Bobby

Darin, Bobby (b. Walden Robert Cassato)

(1936–73) popular singer, songwriter; born in New York City. His first hit song, "Splish Splash" (1958), was followed by the 1959 hits "Dream Lover" and "Queen of the Hop." In the 1960s he was a popular nightclub performer who was able to skillfully sing in such diverse styles as rhythm-and-blues, country-pop, and folk-rock.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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DODD Darin, Bobby Darin's son from his marriage to actress Sandra Dee, was recently quoted as saying: "You better believe that my father was a man on a mission - he had not a moment to waste.