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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Doris Day, who died this week aged 97, never found her perfect love and had four failed marriages.
Hollywood's Girl Next Door had founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation and every night she would patrol the streets to look for abandoned pets.
men go -they her Hollywood's girl next door had founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation and every night she would patrol the streets to look for abandoned pets.
These are different times with different levels of acceptance but I paused this week to reflect on the passing of Doris Day, innocent sex symbol.
The Calamity Jane actress died at her home in Carmel Valley, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed.
Actress Doris Day aboard The Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton in April 1955
Her Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death at her Carmel Valley, California, home.
(Reuters) - Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, died on Monday at the age of 97, her foundation said on Monday.
[USA], May 14 (ANI): Hollywood star Doris Day who died on Monday at the age of 97, will not be receiving a funeral.
The Calamity Jane actress passed away at her home in Carmel Valley, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed.
SUPERSTAR: Doris Day aboard the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton in 1955