Knowledge Identifier: +Doris_Day
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (10%), Italy (2%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Columbia Records, The Beach Boys, American Film Institute
Sarah Vaughan - Her December 27, 1947, recording of "It's Magic" found chart success in early 1948.
Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim_Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.
S. Z. Sakall - Sakall appeared in nine more movies during the 1950s, two of them musicals with Doris Day, playing J. Maxwell Bloomhaus in "Tea for Two" and Adolph Hubbell in "Lullaby of Broadway"
Patrice Wymore - Wymore's first film appearance was in the 1950 film "Tea for Two", starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
She elected to work under the advice and management of her third husband, Marty Melcher, whom she married in Burbank, California on April 3, 1951.
Patrice Wymore - Wymore continued to act, appearing in several films over the next few years, to include "I'll See You in My Dreams", her second film alongside Doris Day. She guest starred as herself in the 1951 film "Starlift", performing the song "Liza
Danny Thomas - In films, he starred in "The Jazz Singer" opposite the popular contemporary vocalist Peggy Lee, a 1952 remake of the 1927 original and played songwriter Gus Kahn opposite Doris Day in the 1951 film biography "I'll See You in My Dreams
In 1953 Day appeared as Calamity Jane, giving an extraordinary singing and acting performance, and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Secret Love".
Day subsequently took on more dramatic roles, including her 1954 portrayal of singer Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me. Day would later call it, in her autobiography, her best film.
John Raitt - His only leading film role was in the 1957 movie version of "The Pajama Game" opposite Doris Day
John Gavin - Gavin co-starred with such top leading ladies of the era as Doris Day in the 1960 thriller "Midnight Lace", Sophia Loren the same year in the comedic "A Breath of Scandal" and, in 1961, with Susan Hayward in the melodrama "Back Street" and in "Romanoff and Juliet" and "Tammy Tell Me True", both with Sandra Dee
Richard Rodgers - After Doris Day recorded "I Have Dreamed" in 1961, he wrote to her and her arranger, James Harbert, that theirs was the most beautiful rendition of his song he had ever heard
Jack Sahakian - Being a hairdresser to the stars, such as Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, this led to small roles in a couple movies, Billy Wilder's "Irma la Douce" starring Jack Lemmon and MacLaine for United Artists and "Move Over, Darling" starring Doris Day and James Garner for 20th Century Fox, both released in 1963
Something's Got to Give - Retitled "Move Over, Darling" and starring Doris Day, James_Garner and Polly Bergen, the film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in December 1963
Pat Crowley - She starred from 1965-1967 as Joan Nash in the NBC sitcom "Please Don't Eat the Daisies", based on the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and the 1960 Doris Day film of the same name
Robert Morse - In 1968, he appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out-" opposite Doris Day
She appeared in a John Denver TV special in 1974.
Sly and the Family Stone - Rose Stone sang lead on a gospel-styled cover of Doris Day's "Que Sera, Sera ", and the single "If You Want Me to Stay" became a Top 20 hit in the U.S. Its follow-up, "Small Talk", was released in 1974 to mixed reviews and low sales
Mary Crosby - In 1981, Crosby played the leading role of a woman stalked in the remake of the Doris Day thriller "Midnight Lace"
Terry Melcher - In 1985, Terry co-produced the cable show, " Doris Day's Best Friends", and worked as the director and vice president of the Doris Day Animal Foundation
Earth Song - Jackson received the Genesis *award: 1995 Doris Day Music *award, given each year for animal sensitivity
Earth Song - The music video for "Earth Song", directed by fine art photographer Nick Brandt, was expensive and well-received; it gained a "Le Film Fantastique: Best Video *award" in 1996, the 1995 Doris Day Music *award at the Genesis *awards and a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997
Tony Randall - Elements from the plots of these films, particularly "Pillow Talk", were parodied in the 2003 comedy "Down With Love", with Renée Zellweger in the Doris Day role, Ewan McGregor in the Rock Hudson role, and David Hyde Pierce as the Tony Randall character, with Randall himself playing McGregor's Boss
In September 2011, a new album called "My Heart" was released by Sony in the U.K.; the American release came out in December 2011 distributed through City Hall Records.
Great American Songbook - Other influential early interpreters of the Great American Songbook include Fred Astaire, Mildred Bailey, Bill Kenny, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, June 2015 Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Nat "King" Cole, Perry Como, Barbara Cook, Jane Froman, Chris Connor, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Blossom Dearie, Billy Eckstine, Alice Faye, Helen Forrest, the Four Freshmen, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Eydie Gorme, Johnny Hartman, Dick Haymes, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Joni James, Jack Jones, Al Jolson, Cleo Laine, Frankie Laine, Steve Lawrence, Peggy Lee,
Terry Melcher - He was 62 and was survived by his wife Terese, son Ryan, and his mother, Doris Day, who died in 2019