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

Day, Doris,

1922–2019, American film actress, b. Cincinnati as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. Day is best known for her wholesome, girl-next-door roles. She began her career as a 1940s band singer, and by 1946 was the world's highest paid female vocalist. Her hits included "Sentimental Journey" (1945) and, from her films, "Secret Love" (1954), "Que Será Será" (1956), and several others. Her earliest movies were primarily musical comedies, including her first, Romance on the High Seas (1948), and Calamity Jane (1953). In Love Me or Leave Me (1955) as singer Ruth Etting and in Hitchcock's thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), she shifted to dramatic roles then, in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), and other films, to the romantic comedy roles that made her famous. She starred in the television comedy series The Doris Day Show (1968–73) before retiring, then she devoted herself to animal welfare.

Bibliography

See her autobiography, Doris Day: Her Own Story (with A. E. Hotchner, 1978); memoir by M. J. DeVita (2012); biographies by D. Kaufman (2010), Charles River Editors (2013); G. McGee, Doris Day: Sentimental Journey (2005); T. Santopietro, Considering Doris Day (2007).

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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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(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.
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SUPERSTAR: Doris Day aboard the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton in 1955