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      Born 1924                  Singer/Actress





    key dates


    1924:

      Born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on 3 April in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Born on the same day as Marlon Brando

    1941:

      Sings with local bands. On one singing engagement, meets Al Jorden whom she marries. 1 child, Terry

    1943:

      Divorces Jordan

    1946:

      Marries George Weidler

    1948:

      Signs with Warner Bros. and debuts in Romance on the High Seas

    1949:

      Divorces Weidler

    1950:

      Appears in Young Man With a Horn

    1951:

      Marries Martin Melcher. Appears in Storm Warning

    1955:

      Appears in Love Me or Leave Me

    1956:

    1959:

      Appears in Pillow Talk, first of her fast-moving sex comedies with Rock Hudson

    1965:

      Appears in Do Not Disturb

    1968:

      Husband and manager Martin Melcher dies. Stars on TV in The Doris Day Show until 1973, a how her deceased husband commits her to without consulting her. Turns out her husband has wiped out her personal fortune (later regains much of it by suing her former lawyer, who had colluded in the mismanagement, for damages)

    1976:

      Marries Barry Comden

    1981:

      Divorces Comden

    2004:

      Lives in Carmel, CA and actively works for the Doris Day Pet Foundation
































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    filmography


    1. "The Doris Day Show" (1968) TV Series
    2. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
    3. Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
    4. Caprice (1967)
    5. The Ballad of Josie (1967)
    6. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
    7. Do Not Disturb (1965)
    8. Send Me No Flowers (1964)
    9. Move Over, Darling (1963)
    10. The Thrill of It All (1963)
    11. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
    12. That Touch of Mink (1962)
    13. Lover Come Back (1961)
    14. Midnight Lace (1960)
    15. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

    16. Pillow Talk (1959)
    17. It Happened to Jane (1959)
    18. The Tunnel of Love (1958)
    19. Teacher's Pet (1958)
    20. The Pajama Game (1957)
    21. Julie (1956)
    22. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
    23. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
    24. Young at Heart (1954)
    25. Lucky Me (1954)
    26. Calamity Jane (1953)
    27. So You Want a Television Set (1953) (uncredited)
    28. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
    29. April in Paris (1952)
    30. The Winning Team (1952)
    31. Starlift (1951)
    32. I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
    33. On Moonlight Bay (1951)
    34. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
    35. Storm Warning (1951)
    36. The West Point Story (1950)
    37. Tea for Two (1950)
    38. Young Man with a Horn (1950)

    39. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
    40. My Dream Is Yours (1949)
    41. Romance on the High Seas (1948)


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    fan club:

      Fans of Doris Day in Britain can join the Doris Day Society by writing to:

      Martin Daye
      31 Kirkfield Rise
      Ambleside
      Cumbria
      LA22 9DX



    height:

      5' 7" (1.70 m)


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D o r i s  D a y

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    Doris Day (Doris von Kappelhoff)
    b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1924

    So the 3rd April 2014 saw Doris reach her 90th bithday. Happy birthday and all that. 90 years of bringing pure joy into this world. How many of us can say that without us life would be a duller place? Not many. Doris is one of those few.

    In the UK they're celebrating it on the BBC with a documentary on her life on Sunday 6th followed by one of her most famous roles in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much.

    Though there are suggestions she celebrated her 92nd birthday I really have no idea which is right. Whatever: Doris Day can be any age she likes.

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      Doris Day is redolent of the early 1950s,
      a pop-art blonde who lived on to an age
      when her simplicity was reinterpreted by
      instant nostalgia.

    She hoped to suggest that the world was okay, that wholesome blonde girls with cheerful voices and big tits were destined to meet nice guys who would woo them chastely and tunefully On Moonlight Bay (51, Roy del Ruth) or in some such Californian paradise. She was the home fire that refused to admit the cold war. She was, too, a grand confidence trick, boasting in Young at Heart (54, Gordon Douglas) that she was "Ready, Willing and Able" but demonstrating throughout her career the very opposite. Above all, she was optimistic, just as the years of her first success were defiantly hopeful and religiously preoccupied with dating, 78s, and banana splits. She is easy to deride. But her fans were devoted and her energy was authentic. She was not sophisticated, but in the early 1950s that in itself was cool. What is most impressive about her professionalism is the way she survived into the 1960s, riding new fashions without actually changing her nature.

    She was a famous band singer seen by Michael Curtiz, who gave her a starring debut in Romance on the High Seas (48). She had a few straight roles-in Young Man With a Horn (50, Curtiz) and Storm Warning (50, Stuart Heisler)—but it was in Warners musicals that she found fame: as the studio waitress in It's a Great Feeling (49, David Butler); My Dream Is Yours (49, Curtiz); Tea for Two (50, Butler); The West Point Story (50, del Ruth); Lullaby of Broadway (51, Butler); I'll See You in My Dreams (51, Curtiz); April in Paris (52, Butler); By the Light of the Silvery Moon, (52, Butler); Calamity Jane (53, Butler); and Lucky Me (54, Jack Donohue). Nor should it be forgotten that she was one of the first singers whose records were bought as "pop" by teenagers. Many will remember girls who worked to look like Doris, and boys who responded warmly to those efforts.

    You should not underestimate the quality of her voice. Not only was she a fine singer, technically, but her singing voice had a natural dramatic force that carried her beyond her acting ability. Thus, in many cases, her songs deepen the movie she is in-I am thinking especially of "Secret Love" in Calamity Jane and most of Love Me or Leave Me (57, Charles Vidor), where she had a triumph playing singer Ruth Etting and proved her readiness for musicals of more developed content. (If only she and Sondheim could have worked together.) Listening to her sound tracks makes you believe her films were richer or more moving than was really the case.

    In addition to Love Me or Leave Me, in the mid-fities she broadened her range, emoting enormously and slipping a ludicrous song ("Che Sera Sera") into The Man Who Knew Too Much (55, Alfred Hitchcock); somehow managing to land an aeroplane in Julie (56, Andrew L. Stone); and her best film, The Pajama Came (57, Stanley Donen and George Abbott), which harnessed her bounce to the role of factory shop steward. Her work turned to romantic comedy in The Tunnel of Love (58, Gene Kelly) and Teachers Pet (58, George Seaton), and she contrived to become the untainted subject of Ross Hunter's sexual innuendo (and a top box-office attraction) in Pillow Talk (59, Michael Gordon); Lover Come Back (61, Delbert Mann); and That Touch of Mink (62, Mann). She was wide-eyed with fright in Midnight Lace (60, David Miller); funny in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (60, Charles Walters); and returned to music in Billy Rose's Jumbo (62, Walters), but pillow talk held sway: The Thrill of It All (63, Norman Jewison); Move Over, Darling (63, Gordon); Send Me No Flowers (64, Jewison); and Do Not Disturb (64, Ralph Levy). But since two Frank Tashlin films—the amusing The Class Bottom Boat (66) and the woeful Caprice (67)—she has made nothing of interest and now seems to have retired to the world of margarine commercials and looking after animals.

    This may also have been influenced by the death in 1968 of Martin Melcher, her husband and frequent producer—and also the exploiter of her money.

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