from the trailer for the film
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
|Birth name||Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff|
|Born||April 3, 1924 , Cincinnati, Ohio,|
|Genre(s)||Big band, Traditional pop|
|Associated acts||Patti Page, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Robert Goulet|
Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from Dancer to movie star Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other A big band is a type of Musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Clara Ann Fowler (born November 8, 1927) known by her professional name Patti Page, is an American singer one of the best-known female artists Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10 1922 – June 22 1969 was an American actress and singer Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American Singer, Actress Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Robert Gerard Goulet ( November 26 1933 – October 30 2007) was a Canadian Grammy - and Tony Award - winning Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A vivacious blonde with a wholesome image, Day was one of the most prolific actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Blond (also spelled blonde, see below) or fair-haired is a Hair color characterized by low levels of the dark Pigment eumelanin Able to sing, dance, and play comedy and dramatic roles, she became one of the biggest box-office stars in Hollywood. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. She has 39 films to her credit, as well as over 75 hours of television work, and has recorded well over 650 songs.
Doris Day was born in Evanston, a neighborhood within the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to Alma Sophia Welz and William/Wilhelm Kappelhoff; three of her grandparents were German immigrants, at least one of them was Dutch. Evanston may refer to Evanston Illinois Evanston Indiana Evanston Ohio Evanston Wyoming Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as  The youngest of three, she had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years older. She was named after silent movie actress Doris Kenyon, whom her mother admired. Doris Kenyon ( September 5 1897 &ndash September 1 1979) was a popular actress of motion pictures and television  Her family was Roman Catholic and her parents were known to have divorced. She later embraced Christian Science. Christian Science is believed by its supporters to be a system of spiritually scientific truths which are summed up in the two commandments having one God one Mind one Life Truth Growing up in the 1930s Day developed an interest in dance, and by the mid 1930s formed a dance duo that performed locally in Cincinnati, until a car accident on October 13, 1937 damaged her legs and curtailed her prospects as a professional dancer. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. However, while recovering, Day took up singing. Soon she began to take lessons, and at the age of 17 began performing locally. It was while working for local bandleader Barney Rapp in 1939 that she adopted the stage name "Day" as an alternative to "Kappelhoff", at his suggestion, as he felt her surname was too long. After working with Rapp, Day worked with a number of other bandleaders including Jimmy James, Bob Crosby and Les Brown. Bob Crosby ( August 23, 1913 Spokane Washington &ndash March 9, 1993 La Jolla California) was an American Les Brown Sr ( March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) and the Band of Renown are a Big band that began in the big band era It was while working with Brown that Day scored her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey", which was released in early 1945, and soon became an anthem of the desire of World War II demobilizing troops to return home. "Sentimental Journey" is a popular Song, published in 1944. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including To some extent, this song is still associated with Day, and was notably re-recorded by her on several occasions, as well as being included in her 1971 television special. 
During her time with Les Brown, and a brief stint with Bob Hope, Day toured extensively across the United States. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Her popularity as a radio performer and vocalist, including a second hit record "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time", led directly to a career in films. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. " My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time " is a popular Song. After her separation from second husband George Weidler in 1948, Day was set to leave Los Angeles and return to her mother's home in Cincinnati, when her agent, Al Levy, convinced her to attend a party at the home of composer Jule Styne. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Jule Styne ( December 31, 1905 &ndash September 20, 1994) was a British -born American Songwriter especially Her personal circumstances at the time and her reluctance to perform contributed to an emotive performance of "Embraceable You" which greatly impressed Styne and his partner, Sammy Cahn. "Embraceable You" is a popular Song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Sammy Cahn ( June 18, 1913 &ndash January 15, 1993) was a 4-time Academy Award -winning American lyricist songwriter They then recommended her for a role in Romance on the High Seas, which they were working on for Warner Brothers. Romance on the High Seas (also known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic) is a 1948 musical Romantic comedy film starring Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and The withdrawal of Betty Hutton due to pregnancy left the main role to be re-cast. Betty Hutton (born Elizabeth June Thornburg, February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007) was an American film Thus, Day began her film career, in 1948, in a "peppy" Hutton-esque role. (The film was digitally remastered and released on DVD in May 2007. )
The success of this film established her as a popular film personality, and provided her with another hit recording "It's Magic". "It's Magic" is a popular Song. The music was written by Jule Styne, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. In 1950, U. S. servicemen in Korea voted her their favorite star. Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Early publicity saddled her with such unflattering nicknames as "The Tomboy with a Voice" and "The Golden Tonsil". She continued to make minor and frequently nostalgic period musicals such as Starlift, On Moonlight Bay, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, and Tea For Two for Warner Bros., but 1953 found Day as pistol-packin' Calamity Jane in what has become one of Hollywood's most enduring musicals, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Secret Love" (her recording of which became her fourth U. On Moonlight Bay is a 1951 Musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth which tells the story of the Winfield Family at the turn of the century By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 Musical film and the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Tea for Two ( 1950) is a American Musical film directed by David Butler. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture " Secret Love " is a popular song written in 1953 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. S. No. 1 recording).
After filming Young at Heart (1954) with Frank Sinatra, Day chose not to renew her contract with Warner Brothers, and instead freelanced under the management of her third husband, Martin Melcher. Young at Heart is a 1954 Film, directed by Gordon Douglas. It was a remake of the 1938 film Four Daughters, and it starred Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Martin Melcher ( August 1, 1915 - April 20, 1968) was an American Film producer. Her range of acting broadened to include more dramatic roles. In 1955, she received some of the best notices of her career for her portrayal of singer Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me, co-starring James Cagney. Ruth Etting ( November 23 1896 – September 24 1978) was an American singing star of the 1930s who had over sixty hit recordings Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from Dancer to movie star James Francis Cagney Jr ( July 17, 1899 &ndash March 30, 1986) was an Academy Award -winning American Film Doris would later call it, in her autobiography, her best film. She continued to be paired with some of Hollywood's top stars, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Cary Grant, David Niven, and Clark Gable. John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8 1925 &ndash June 27 2001 was an American Actor known principally for his comedic roles James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997 popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American Film and stage Actor James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983 was an English Academy Award -winning Actor probably best known for his role as the punctuality-obsessed Clark Gable (February 1 &ndashNovember 16) was an iconic American Actor nicknamed "The King of Hollywood" in his heyday
In Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), she sang "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)", which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 The Man Who Knew Too Much ( 1956) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. " Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be " first published in 1956 is a popular Song which was written by the Jay Livingston and The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture According to Jay Livingston, who wrote the song with Ray Evans, Day preferred another song used briefly in the film, "We'll Love Again", and skipped the recording for Que Sera, Sera. Jay Livingston ( March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was a partner with Ray Evans in a composing and songwriter duo best Raymond Bernard Evans ( February 4 1915 – February 15 2007) was an American Songwriter. " Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be " first published in 1956 is a popular Song which was written by the Jay Livingston and When the studio pushed her, she relented, but after recording the number in one take, she reportedly told a friend of Livingston's, "That's the last time you'll ever hear that song. " The song was used again in her film, Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960), and was reprised as a brief duet with Arthur Godfrey in The Glass Bottom Boat (1966). Please Don't Eat the Daisies ( 1960) is a Comedy film starring Doris Day and David Niven, made by Euterpe Inc Arthur Morton Leo Godfrey ( August 31 1903 &ndash March 16 1983) was an American Radio and Television broadcaster This article is about the 1966 film For the actual type of boat see Glass bottom boat. It also became the theme song for her television show (1968-1973). The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic The Man Who Knew Too Much was her only film for Hitchcock and, as she admitted in her 1975 autobiography, she was initially concerned at his lack of direction. She finally asked if anything was wrong and Hitchcock said everything was fine -- if she wasn't doing what he wanted, he would have said something.
After the critical and popular success of Teacher's Pet, Day's popularity at the box office seemed to wane, and some critical attention focused on perceived elements of "blandness" in her on-screen persona, although in some foreign markets (Germany, Britain and the Commonwealth), she remained a top box office draw. Teacher's Pet is a 1958 Romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day, directed by George Seaton and written Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A dynamic performance in The Pajama Game received warm critical notices, but box office returns were disappointing. The article is about the 1957 film For other uses see The Pajama Game (disambiguation. In the case of The Tunnel of Love and It Happened to Jane, both the critical and popular response was uneven. The Tunnel of Love is a 1958 romantic comedy based on the Broadway hit by Peter De Vries and Joseph Fields. It Happened to Jane is a 1959 Romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacs directed by Richard As a result, from 1957 to 1959, she was no longer regarded a "Top Ten Box Office Draw" by U. S. film exhibitors. This development may have been linked to a marked decline in popularity of musical films during the late 1950s, as well as to some poor choices in material made by Melcher on his wife's behalf. The musical film is a Film genre in which several Songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative In addition, Day's popularity as a recording artist was diminished due to the growing popular taste for rock and roll. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African "Que Sera, Sera," for instance, was never a No. 1 hit, being kept from the top by Elvis Presley's recording of "Hound Dog. " Hound Dog " is a Twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton "
In 1959, Day entered her most successful phase as a film actress with a series of romantic comedies, starting with the hugely popular Pillow Talk, co-starring Rock Hudson, who became a lifelong friend. Pillow talk is the relaxed intimate conversation that often occurs between two Sexual partners after the act of lovemaking, usually accompanied by cuddling caresses Rock Hudson (November 17 1925 &ndash October 2 1985 was an American Film and Television Actor, recognised as a romantic leading man during The film received positive reviews and was a box office favorite. It also brought a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Doris and Rock made two more films together, and she also made two with James Garner, starting with 1963's The Thrill of It All. James Garner (born April 7 1928 is an American Film and Emmy -award winning Television Actor. The Thrill of It All ( 1963) is a Romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison starring Doris Day, James Garner, Many of her 1960s films ignored her singing abilities and painted her as a good-hearted woman with a hint of naïveté and the purest virtue. Algonquin Round Table wit Oscar Levant, who had known Day earlier in her career, summed up the paradox of Day's late-blooming ingenue phase when he famously said, "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin. The Algonquin Round Table was a celebrated group of New York City writers critics actors and wits Oscar Levant ( December 27, 1906 &ndash August 14, 1972) was an American Pianist, Composer, Author " But the public loved Day's light, frothy comedies of this period, buying enough tickets to make her by far the top female film star in America during the first half of the 1960s. For other uses including various songs titled "Movie Star" see Movie star (disambiguation.
By the late 1960s, the sexual revolution and promiscuity of the maturing baby boomer generation had refocused public attitudes about sex. The sexual revolution refers to the well-documented changes in social thought and codes of behaviour related to sexuality throughout the Western world that continues to evolve Baby boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the Post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964 Times changed, but Day's films did not. Critics and comics dubbed Day "the world's oldest virgin", and audiences began to shy away from her repetitive roles. As a result, she slipped from the list of top box-office stars, last appearing in the Top 10 in 1966 with The Glass Bottom Boat her final substantial hit. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. This article is about the 1966 film For the actual type of boat see Glass bottom boat. Day herself found many of her late films to be of very poor quality - her least favorite was Caprice, co-starring Richard Harris) - and did them only at the insistence of Melcher. Caprice is a 1967 Comedy - thriller starring Doris Day as an industrial designer who gets herself into a whole heap of trouble when Richard St John Harris ( October 1 1930 - October 25 2002) was a two-time Academy Award -nominated and Grammy Award One of the roles she supposedly turned down was that of middle-aged adulteress Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (a role that went to Anne Bancroft). " Mrs Robinson " is a song written by Paul Simon and first performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The Graduate is a American comedy / drama / Romance film directed by Mike Nichols, based on the novel of the same name by Anne Bancroft ( September 17 1931 – June 6 2005) was an American method Actress. In her published memoirs (co-authored by A.E. Hotchner), Day said that she had rejected the part on moral grounds. Aaron Edward Hotchner, (born June 28 1920) is an American editor novelist playwright and biographer who has partnered with Paul Newman for Newman's Her final feature film, With Six You Get Eggroll, was released in 1968. With Six You Get Eggroll ( 1968) is a family Comedy, starring Doris Day and Brian Keith.
The impact of changing public tastes could be seen in the waning popularity of Day as a recording artist. Albums like Duet and Latin for Lovers garnered critical praise, but little commercial success in the U. A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers Latin for Lovers was a Doris Day album mostly composed of songs originating in Latin America, released by Columbia Records on March 22 S. , although sales remained strong in some overseas markets like Britain. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Day's last major hit single came in the UK in 1964 with "Move Over, Darling", co-written by her son specifically for her. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Move Over Darling (aka Somethings Gotta Give) is a 1963 Remake of the 1940 Screwball comedy My Favorite The recording was a notable departure for Day, with its distinctly contemporary-sounding arrangement and, especially, her breathy and suggestive delivery of the lyrics. It was perhaps for this reason that it was banned by the BBC, and was labelled "distasteful" by senior management. In 1967, Day recorded her last album, The Love Album, essentially concluding her recording career, though this album was not released until 1994. The Love Album is an Album recorded by Doris Day in 1967, but not released until 1994.
Melcher died in 1968. After nearly two decades as a top star, Day was shocked to discover that her husband of 17 years and his business partner Jerry Rosenthal had squandered her earnings, leaving her deeply in debt. Day sued Rosenthal and won the largest civil judgment up until that time in California, over $20 million. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. How much Day actually collected is not certain. Terry Melcher later commented that it was only his stepfather's unexpected death that saved Day from financial ruin. Terry Melcher ( February 8, 1942 – November 19, 2004) was an American Musician and Record producer. It still remains unresolved whether Melcher worked in collusion with Rosenthal to pillage her vast earnings, or was himself duped. Day herself, however, has stated publicly that she believes Melcher was innocent of any deliberate wrongdoing. In her words, he "simply trusted the wrong person" completely, until it was too late. 
According to Day's autobiography, as told to A. E. Hotchner, the usually athletic and healthy Melcher had an enlarged heart. Aaron Edward Hotchner, (born June 28 1920) is an American editor novelist playwright and biographer who has partnered with Paul Newman for Newman's Cardiomyopathy, which literally means "heart muscle disease" is the deterioration of the function of the Myocardium (i Another factor may be that he converted to the Christian Science religion during his relationship with Day, and his newfound religious beliefs led him to put off going to the doctor for some time. Christian Science is believed by its supporters to be a system of spiritually scientific truths which are summed up in the two commandments having one God one Mind one Life Truth Most of the interviews on the subject given to Hotchner (and included in Day's autobiography) painted a very unflattering portrait of Melcher. Author David Kaufman asserts that one of Day's costars, Louis Jourdan, maintained that Day herself disliked Melcher.  However, Day's own statements of her relationship with Melcher belie that assertion. 
Upon her husband's death, Day learned that he had committed her to a TV series, which became The Doris Day Show. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic The Doris Day Show is a 128-episode American Television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September "It was awful," Day told OK! Magazine in 1996. OK! is a British weekly magazine specializing in celebrity news "I was really, really not very well when Marty passed away, and the thought of going into TV was overpowering. But he'd signed me up for a series. And then my son Terry took me walking in Beverly Hills and explained that it wasn't nearly the end of it. I had also been signed up for a bunch of TV specials, all without anyone ever asking me. A television special is a Television program, typically a Short film or Television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally "
Day hated the idea of doing television, but felt obligated. "There was a contract. I didn't know about it. I never wanted to do TV, but I gave it 100 percent anyway. That's the only way I know how to do it. " Melcher died on April 20, 1968, and the first episode of the TV show was aired on September 24, 1968. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
From 1968 to 1973, [[The Doris Day Show]] aired with "Que Sera, Sera" as its theme song. The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Day grudgingly continued, but only as long as she needed the work to help pay off her debts, and only after CBS had ceded creative control to Day and her son. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The show was so successful, that she did it for five years, and, it also functioned as a lead-in to the equally successful Carol Burnett Show. The Carol Burnett Show is a Sketch comedy Television show starring Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Despite its successful run, today Day's show is chiefly remembered for its dramatic changes in casting and premise from season to season. It has not been as widely syndicated as many of its contemporaries, and has been little seen in markets outside the U. S. and Britain. 
In addition to her series, Day completed two TV specials, The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special in 1971 and Doris day toDay in 1975. She also appeared in one of John Denver's TV specials (1974), parodying her (and his) sunny public image to good effect. John Denver (December 31 1943 &ndash October 12 1997 born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr By the end of the TV series in 1973, Day was approaching 50, and public tastes had changed to such a degree that her firmly established wholesome persona was now completely out of fashion. She essentially retired from acting when The Doris Day Show ended, but her popularity is widespread to this day.
Although the press had occasionally noted Day's interest in animal welfare, it was not until the early 1970s that her interest in animal rights was widely publicized. In 1971, she co-founded Actors and Others for Animals and appeared in a series of newspaper advertisements denouncing the wearing of fur, alongside Mary Tyler Moore, Angie Dickinson, and Jayne Meadows. Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an Academy Award -nominated and seven-time Emmy Award -winning American actress Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is a Golden Globe -winning American television and Film actress, perhaps Jayne Meadows (born September 27, 1920) is an American movie and stage Actress and Author.  Day's friend, Cleveland Amory, wrote about these events in Man Kind? Our Incredible War on Wildlife (1974). Cleveland Amory ( September 2, 1917 &ndash October 14, 1998) was an American Author Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Day actively promoted the annual Spay Day USA, and on a number of occasions, actively lobbied the United States Congress - and, it has been suggested, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton - in support of legislation designed to safeguard animal rights. Neutering, from the Latin neuter (of neither sex is the removal of an animal's Reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States "Animal liberation" redirects here for other uses see Animal liberation (disambiguation. The Doris Day Animal League http://www.ddal.org is a group she funds. For many decades, she has stopped her car on Los Angeles freeways when she saw an abandoned, stray or injured animal. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West She is reportedly a vegetarian. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea 
In 2006, The Humane Society of the United States merged with the Doris Day Animal League. A humane society may be a group that aims to stop human or animal Suffering due to Cruelty or other reasons although in many countries it is now used mostly for societies The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  Staff members of the Doris Day League took positions within The HSUS, and Day recorded some public service announcements for The HSUS, which is now managing Spay Day USA, the one-day spay neuter event she originated some years before. 
In 1975, Day released her autobiography, Doris Day: Her Own Story. It revealed to the general public many of the painful events in her private life that belied her sunny public image. In particular, the book detailed her first three difficult marriages:
After her autobiography was published, Day was married one more time, also ending in divorce.
The revelations contained in the book about Day's private life, and the testimony of many of her friends about aspects of her life and career (most were scathing with regard to husband number three Marty Melcher) helped to make the book a bestseller. In promoting the book, Day caused a stir by rejecting the "girl next door" and "virgin" labels so often attached to her. As she remarked in her book, "The succession of cheerful, period musicals I made, plus Oscar Levant's widely publicized remark about my virginity ('I knew Doris Day before she became a virgin') contributed to what has been called my 'image,' which is a word that baffles me. There never was any intent on my part either in my acting or in my private life to create any such thing as an image. " In an interview with Barbara Walters, she commented, "I don't know where that label came from. Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25 1929) is an American Journalist, writer and media Maybe it's the way I look. Do I look like a virgin?" In later interviews, Day went on to say she believed people should live together prior to marriage, something that she herself would do if the opportunity arose. Her candor won her admiration among reviewers and possibly contributed to the book's success. At the conclusion of this book tour, Day seemed content to focus on her charity and pet work and her business interests. (In 1985, she became part-owner of the Cypress Inn in Carmel, California. Carmel-by-the-Sea, usually called simply Carmel, is a small town endowed with a rich artistic history situated on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey )
The mid-1980s saw a renewed period of activity. In May 1983, she became a grandmother, and in 1985 briefly hosted her own talk show, Doris Day's Best Friends on CBN. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to The Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN, is a Christian Television broadcasting network in the United States. The show generated unexpected press when her old friend Rock Hudson appeared in the first episode. Rock Hudson (November 17 1925 &ndash October 2 1985 was an American Film and Television Actor, recognised as a romantic leading man during Day was taken aback by Hudson's emaciated frame, as he had always been in top physical condition. Soon after, she and the world learned that he was dying of AIDS. Day and Hudson were good friends off-screen, but she would later claim she never knew he was gay. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Despite the world-wide publicity the show received, it was cancelled after 26 episodes.
After a brief attempt to become a surf music singing star, her son Terry became a staff producer for Columbia Records in the 1960s, and was famous for producing most of the hit recordings by the pioneering folk rock band, The Byrds. Surf music is a Genre of Popular music associated with Surf culture, particularly Orange County and other areas of Southern California Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 In November 2004, after a long period of illness, he died from complications of melanoma (skin cancer), aged 62. Melanoma is a Malignant Tumor of Melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the Bowel and the Eye (see Skin cancer is a Malignant growth on the Skin which can have many causes
During the 1990s, interest in Day grew. Complete discography See also Doris Day Albums 10" LPs You're My Thrill (1949 The release of a greatest hits CD in 1992 garnered her another entry onto the British charts, while the inclusion of the song "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" in the soundtrack of the Australian film Strictly Ballroom gained her new fans. Quizás Quizás Quizás (also known as Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps in English a popular song by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Strictly Ballroom is the name of a 1986 play and its 1992 Film adaptation (The song was also covered by the alternative rock outfit, Cake in the same period. Cake is a form of Food that is usually sweet and often baked. ) During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the progressive release of her films and TV series and specials on DVD fed into this renewal of interest in her work, a fact underlined by the development of new websites devoted to Day and a growing number of academic texts analyzing various aspects of her career. A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is  In 2006, Day recorded a commentary for the DVD release of the fifth (and final) season of her TV show. Day in recent years also participated in telephone interviews with a radio station that celebrates her birthday with an annual Doris Day music marathon. These interviews have been podcast and are currently downloadable.
In 2004, Doris Day was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom but declined to attend the ceremony because of a fear of flying. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is a decoration bestowed by the President of the United States and is along with the equivalent Congressional Gold Medal bestowed Fear of flying is a fear of being on a plane while in flight It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia She turned down a tribute offer from the American Film Institute, but did receive, and went to Los Angeles to accept, the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in 1989. The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Cecil Blount DeMille ( August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an Academy Award -winning American Film director The actress did not accept an invitation to be a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors for undisclosed reasons. The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F Liz Smith, a long-time entertainment gossip columnist, and movie critic Rex Reed have mounted vigorous campaigns attempting to drum up support for an honorary Academy Award for Day to herald her spectacular film career and her status as the top female box-office star of all time. Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith (born February 2 1923 in Fort Worth Texas) is an American Gossip columnist. Rex Taylor Reed (born October 2, 1938) is an American Film critic and former co- host of the syndicated television show At "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. 
Day was honored with a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Music in February 2008. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
A new biography, Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door by David Kaufman, is scheduled to be published by Virgin Books USA in hardback on June 10, 2008 and is reputed to tell Day’s "incredible, previously untold story". Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Another biography, Doris Day: Reluctant Star by David Bret, is due to be published in the UK in July 2008. David Bret (born 8 November 1954 in Paris) is a French -born Author of Showbiz Biographies. These books, like a recent one by a former employee, are already proving controversial among Day's fans because of some previously unknown revelations about Day's life. 
In the 1995 film adaptation of the comic book, Tank Girl by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, Doris Day is not only mentioned but is also featured in a wooden bust carved into her likeness. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Tank Girl is a British comic character created by Damon Albarn and written by Alan Martin and originally drawn by Jamie Hewlett, and is currently Jamie Christopher Hewlett (born April 3, 1968) is an English Comic book artist and designer
In the Beatles' song "Dig It" from the Let It Be sessions, John Lennon states "Like the FBI. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 For the Skinny Puppy song see Dig It (Skinny Puppy song. " Dig It " is a song by The Beatles featured on their album Let It Be is the twelfth and final original album released by The Beatles. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born . . and the CIA. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all . . and the BBC. . . B. B. King. B B King (born Riley B King, September 16 1925 is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer-songwriter. . . and Doris Day. . . Matt Busby. Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby CBE KCSG (26 May 1909 – 20 January 1994 was a Scottish football player and manager most noted . . Dig it. . . "
In 1982, a Dutch band called Doe Maar made a national breakthrough, by scoring a huge hit in the Low Countries (Belgium & The Netherlands). Doe Maar was a Dutch Ska band with punk and Reggae influences The Low Countries, the historical region of de Nederlanden, are the countries on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The title of this song was "Doris Day". Lyric excerpt: "Hey, er is geen bal op de t. v. , alleen een film met Doris Day. " Translation: "Hey, there is nothing on T. V. , only a Doris Day film. "
The Future Bible Heroes have a song called "Doris Daytheearthstoodstill" on their 2002 album Eternal Youth. Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1954) is an American Actress, Stand-up comic, comedic Singer-songwriter and Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy / musical Film directed by Julien Temple. Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning and Emmy -nominated Future Bible Heroes is one of several musical groups led by Stephin Merritt, best known for his work with The Magnetic Fields.
In the 2002 and 2007 musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 film Hairspray, the song "Without Love" makes a passing reference to Doris Day. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan based John Samuel Waters Jr (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Celebrity, Hairspray is a 1988 comedy written and directed by John Waters. The song contains the line "Without love, life is Doris Day at the Apollo. "
In 2003, Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger starred in the film Down With Love, which was touted as a throwback to the old "Rock Hudson and Doris Day" romantic comedies. Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971 ˌjuːən məˈgrɛgər is a Scottish Actor, who has had significant success in mainstream indie and art Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award - BAFTA - SAG Award - and Golden Globe -winning Down with Love ( 2003) is a Romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed and written by Eve Ahlert, and starring Renée Zellweger In many ways, the film is almost a remake of Day's film Pillow Talk, and in fact utilizes some stock footage of various New York streetscapes originally featured in That Touch of Mink. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous That Touch of Mink ( 1962) is a romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day. The song "Here's To Love", sung by McGregor and Zellweger at the end of the film, includes the line "I'll be your Rock, if you'll be my Doris".
In the song "Mirror Door" from The Who's 2006 album Endless Wire, Pete Townshend's lyrics mention a number of music icons, all of whom, with the exception of Doris Day, are dead. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Endless Wire is the eleventh album by the English rock band The Who. Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock Guitarist, Singer, Only after the song was recorded and the album mass produced did Townshend discover that Day was still alive. When questioned about it, he suggested asking her to appear in a possible music video for the song.
In the first episode of the final season of Will & Grace entitled "Alive and Schticking", the Will Truman character admits to having an adolescent fixation on Doris Day. Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006
A reference is made to Doris Day in Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire". William Martin Joel (born May 9 1949 is an American Pianist and Singer-songwriter. " We Didn't Start the Fire " is a song by Billy Joel that makes reference to a catalog of headline events during his lifetime from March 1949 to 1989 when the
In the episode entitled "Meltdown" (Original Airdate: March 21, 1991) of BBC sitcom Red Dwarf (TV series), a passing comment is made stating the waxdriod of Doris Day was one of the Waxworld's great warriors in the Wax War. " Meltdown " is the sixth and final episode of Science fiction Sitcom Red Dwarf Series IV and the twenty fourth episode in the Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. According to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, a red dwarf star is a small and relatively cool Star, of the Main sequence, either late K
Doris Day's most recognizable song is “Whatever Will be, Will be”, and is now used in some commercials.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kappelhoff, Doris Mary Ann von|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Singer, actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 3, 1922|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH|
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