Doris Day


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Doris Day
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
Birthday
BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
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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The performing arts student of Liverpool Hope University said: 'They asked if I would come and be Doris Day singing Que Sera Sera - and I had never even heard of her.
Torres directs it all with the requisite Doris Day sparkle and fizz, plus a heady dose of samba and scenery.
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In the movie - described as a homage to the 1960s sex comedies starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day - Ewan will play a playboy journalist who falls for an agony aunt, played by Bridget Jones star Zellweger.
In fact, Hitchcock even remade himself at one point, turning out a 1956 wide-screen color version of his 1934 classic The Man Who Knew Too Much, with the newer film starring James Stewart and Doris Day.
SINGER Caroline Bell who took off Doris Day on TV's Stars in Their Eyes told yesterday how it ruined her life.
Rock Hudson is best known for his bedroom comedy roles, costarring with Doris Day in such movies as Pillow Talk (1959), and for being the first celebrity to announce he had AIDS.