Bobby Darin was an extraordinary Italian American singer, songwriter and actor. Darin is one of the most prolific entertainers of all time. He performed pop, rock, jazz, and folk music.
Darin was born on May 14, 1936 in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood, which was a big Italian community at the time. His real name was Walden Robert Cassotto. He was raised in a tough neighborhood in the South Bronx by his grandmother, Vivian Cassotto, whom, as a child, Darin was told was his mother and not his grandmother. Darin’s real mother was