Bobby Darin was an American singer-songwriter and actor who won a 'Golden Globe Award' for his first film, 'Come September' (1962), starring his wife Sandra Dee, with whom he also appeared in 'If a Man Answers' (1962). He previously had a cameo appearance in 'Pepe' (1960), and went on to earn critical success in films like 'Too Late Blues' (1961) and 'Pressure Point' (1962).
One of his best roles was as a shell-shocked soldier in 'Captain Newman, M.D.' (1963) which earned him a nomination for an 'Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor'. His later filmography included 'That Funny Feeling', 'Gunfight in Abilene', 'Stranger in the House', 'The Happy Ending' and 'Happy Mother's Day, Love George'.
Throughout his career, he made several appearances on television series such as 'Wagon Train', 'The Red Skelton Hour', 'Run for Your Life', 'The Danny Thomas Hour', 'Ironside', 'Night Gallery', and 'Sesame Street'.
Wealthy socialite Chantal marries photographer Eugene, but becomes concerned about their marriage when her friend Tina begins to flirt with him. Following her mother's advice, Chantal learns how to 'train' her husband, and eventually concocts a secret lover to make Eugene jealous. However, complications arise when Eugene tracks down his rival and invites him for dinner.
Leila is a young African-American girl with a light complexion who meets Tony, a musician, with whom she begins a romance. However, Tony is surprised when she meets Hugh, her older brother, and realizes that she is actually black. Things get complicated because Hugh doesn’t want them to date each other.
Hell is For Heroes is a war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War, and revolves around a small squad of Allied Forces soldiers, who need to hold off a German attack. Although they are only a few in number, they try to convince the Germans that a large force is holding the position.
When a young and ambitious maid-for-hire is asked by a successful publishing executive for a date, she is in a dilemma. Feeling embarrassed about her modest dwelling, she invites him to a lavish apartment that she cleans on daily basis, pretending it to be hers. Because she has never met the owner she does not know that it actually belongs to her date.
A bored homemaker walks out of her husband of sixteen years in order to escape her dull and unhappy marriage and travels to Bahamas. There she meets a gigolo, who betrays her when he learns that she is not wealthy. Slowly, she realizes that she cannot buy happiness in this way and returns to find a job and new education opportunity.
This American musical follows the Frake family as they make their way to the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents – Abel and Melissa – wish to win the competition they have entered into while the children – Margy and Wayne – find love in Jerry Dundee and Emily Porter respectively.
Cop-Out is a crime drama film which tells the story of John Sawyer, who is now a drunkard, although he once used to be one of the finest barristers. When his daughter’s lover is wrongly accused of murder, he decides to pull himself together, and defend the young man in court.
A teenager who was adopted, decides to find his biological parents. His search for his roots takes him to a village in New England, but he soon learns that the place has seen a significant number of mysterious disappearances.
Gunfight in Abilene is a Western film which takes us to the time of the American Civil War. It revolves around Cal Wayne, a Confederate soldier who kills one of his fellow comrades accidentally. After he returns to his hometown, he discovers that his lover, Amy, whom he believed to be dead, is about to marry Grant Evers, the brother of the man whom he killed in the war.
Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion.
Bobby Darin Awards
|Come September||Most Promising Newcomer - Male||1962|
|Winner||Record of the Year||1959|
|Winner||Best New Artist of 1959||1959|
|Winner||Lifetime Achievement Award||2010|