LOS ANGELES - Broadway veterans gathered Monday to dedicate a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Cole Porter. Cabaret singer Mark Nadler played some of the late composer's songs on a baby grand piano on Hollywood Boulevard.
"Cole wrote endless, wonderful songs," said actress Anne Jeffreys, who starred in "Kiss Me Kate," a Broadway musical for which Porter wrote the music and lyrics.
Porter wrote more than 1,500 songs for stage, movies and television, including such standards as "Night and Day," "Anything Goes" and "I've Got You Under My Skin."
He died in 1964.
"He had such a talent that I don't think that it can ever be duplicated," said Jeffreys.
Joey Cole Kubesch, a cousin of Porter's, accepted the honor on his family's behalf.