Doris Day

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Doris Day
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio U.S.
Actress, singer, animal rights activist

Day, Doris (b. Kapplehoff)

(1924–  ) singer, actress; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Borrowing her stage name from a song ("Day by Day"), she sang with the Bob Crosby band and with Fred Waring but it wasn't until her recording of "Sentimental Journey" with Les Brown's band (1944) that she gained national popularity. Her singing was sweet, smooth, and intimate, and because she looked like everyone's ideal "girl next door," she was soon making light romantic comedies, 39 movies altogether. In 1968, on the death of her third husband and manager, Marty Melcher, she discovered he had either mismanaged or embezzled her life's earnings, so she went back to work on television with the "Doris Day Show." In 1974 she was also awarded some $22 million in damages from the lawyer who had helped her husband-manager.
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When I was working with Hijinx I directed Jessica Sandry in three productions and I was struck by how much she looked like a young Doris Day.
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Featuring rare archival film footage not seen in years, this nostalgic look back offers romantic favorites from an all-star roster of legendary artists including The Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith, Jo Stafford & The Pied Pipers and many more.
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In total NINE players shared seventh spot, among them the heavily-backed Ernie Els and the equally well-backed Doris Day, to guarantee a settling nightmare.
I thought I'd go for a Doris Day song because I love her musicals.
The show will feature music from the 40s through to the 70s including hits from Judy Garland, Doris Day, Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley and Abba performed by West End vocalists.
ALEXANDER star Colin Farrell has revealed his secret inspiration to play the warrior king - Doris Day.
THE STORY A digitally re-mastered 50th anniversary edition of the classic musical starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra with a wonderful Gershwin and Porter soundtrack.
The Doris Day Collection (PG) (Universal Pictures Video, pounds 49.