Dodd Mitchell Darin is a Hollywood actor, he is famed for being the son of Bobby Darin an American musician and songwriter. Read further to know more about the life of this celebrity kid and discover what makes him famous.
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Dodd Mitchell Darin was born on December 16th, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His father was Bobby Darin a renowned actor and musician and his mother, Sandra Dee was a famous actress as well. Dodd married a fellow actress by the name of Audrey Tannenbaum and has two daughters with her. His daughters are Olivia Darin and Alexa Rose Darin.
Dodd Mitchell Darin is a talented individual, he is an author, singer-songwriter and actor as well. He is best known for his book Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee and his movies Beyond the Sea, Biography and Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song.
His Father Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin born as Walden Robert Cassotto was born on May 14th 1936 in New York City, United States of America. He was a talented musician who had mastered playing instruments such as a xylophone, harmonica, drums, piano and guitar as a teenager. Throughout his musical career, he experimented with several genres such as Jazz, swing, rock and roll, blues, big band, traditional pop, country and folk.
Bobby met his first wife Sandra Dee while filming a movie titled Come September. He married Sandra Dee on December 1st 1960 the pair had one son, Dodd Mitchell Darin. Much later in 1967, the couple parted ways and divorced. His second marriage was with a legal secretary named Andrea Yeager whom he married in 1973, the marriage was short lived and the couple divorced four months after their marriage.
In 1973, Bobby passed away due to heart damage.
His Mother Sandra Dee
Dodd Mitchell Darin’s mother Sandra Dee was born as Alexandra Zuck on April 23rd, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America to John Zuck and Mary Zuck. She was a remarkable actress who was famed for her portrayal of ingenues. Sandra began her career young as a child model and worked her way to the top. Her best performances include Until They Sail, Imitation of Life and Gidget. Until They Sail was the movie that won her a Golden Globe Award.
Sandra Dee passed away in 2005 due to kidney complications that arose because of anorexia nervosa.
Facts about Dodd Mitchell and His Family
- Dodd Mitchell Darin’s parent’s death affected him so much that he wrote a book on their lives. He attributes his success to his parents.
- Dodd named his daughter Alexa Rose Darin after his mother Sandra Dee whose birth name was Alexandra.
- Dodd’s father Bobby was raised to believe his birth mother was his sister, it was only later in his life he discovered that his presumed older sister was his mother.
- His mother, Sandra Dee suffered from lifelong complications of Anorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder.
Dodd Mitchell Darin is a remarkable son and a talented individual. It is quite a rare sight to see a child dedicate most of his career to talking about the lives of his parents, Dodd picked up such a path and continues to spread his parents legacy through his work.