Episode Detail: Bobby Darin: I Want to Be a Legend - Biography
Pop singer Bobby Darin (1936-73) is remembered. Although he wasn't supposed to live past 16 because of a childhood heart ailment, the singer-songwriter lived to be 37, singing rock 'n' roll, swing, pop, folk, country and blues; acting in movies (earning an Academy Award nomination); and becoming active in the civil-rights movement. Among those interviewed are Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegun; Darin's second wife, Andrea, son Dodd and brother Gary Walden; Nancy Sinatra; Roger McGuinn; screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz; sister Vee Walden; and producer Walter Raim. Also included are archival interviews with Darin himself; first wife Sandra Dee and Darin's mother, Nina Cassotto.