Birth Name: Walden Robert Cassotto
Date of Birth: May 14, 1936
Place of Birth: East Harlem, New York, United States
Date of Death: December 20, 1973
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*English, Danish (maternal grandmother)
*publicly unknown (biological father)
Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was married to actress Sandra Dee.
Bobby’s mother was Vanina Juliette “Nina” Cassotto. She became pregnant with him at the age of eighteen during a summer. Bobby was raised believing that his maternal grandmother was his mother, and that his mother was his sister. Even after the true circumstances of his birth was revealed to him at age 32, she refused to tell Bobby who his biological father was.
Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Saverio Antonio “Sam” Cassotto (the son of Paulo Cassotto and Giovannina Sacchitelli). Saverio was an Italian immigrant.
Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Vivian Fern “Polly”/”Paula”/”Pauline” Walden (the daughter of Frank Salisbury Walden and Julia/Juliet E. Hanson). Frank was born in Rhode Island, the son of Job A. Walden and Narcissa Lavinia/Lavina Salisbury, and had English ancestry. Julia was born in Wisconsin, to Danish parents.
Marriage record of Bobby’s maternal grandparents, Saverio Antonio “Sam” Cassotto and Vivian Fern “Polly”/”Paula”/”Pauline” Walden – https://familysearch.org
Bobby’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Salisbury Walden and Julia/Juliet E. Hanson, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Bobby’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Salisbury Walden – https://familysearch.org