Porter’s legs were crushed by a horse in a riding accident in 1937. He named his injured legs “Josephine” (left) and “Geraldine” (right), and for the rest of his life got around with canes and braces. His right leg, Geraldine, was amputated in 1958… Porter was portrayed by Cary Grant in the fictionalized film version of his life, Night and Day (1946)… Porter graduated from Yale in 1913. According to a 1992 article in The New York Times, he wrote “two football songs, ‘Bingo Eli Yale’ and ‘Bulldog,’ which remain popular at Yale today.”
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