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Doris Day

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Doris Day

American actress and singeradd

Category: Music

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (10%), Italy (2%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rock Hudson, Ruth Etting, Terry Melcher

Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Columbia Records, The Beach Boys, American Film Institute

 

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In Doris Day: Her Own Story she states, "I was named by my mother in honor of her favorite actress, Doris Kenyon, a silent screen star of that year 1924. add something

 

Kaufman's publishers, Virgin Books, list Day's year of birth as 1924 on the Verso page, but Kaufman gives her year of birth as 1922. add something


1929

John Barrymore - He is mentioned in the lyrics of the song "I May Be Wrong " by Harry Sullivan and Harry Ruskin, written in 1929, which became the theme song of the Apollo Theater in New York, and which was recorded by many artists including Doris Day in 1950


1930

The exact date a census taker visited her home was April 10, 1930. add something

 

In the census of April 1930, she is listed as age 7. add something


1934

Alfred Hitchcock - Hitchcock successfully remade his own 1934 film The Man Who Knew Too Much in 1956, this time starring Stewart and Doris Day, who sang the theme song, "Que Sera, Sera" (which won the Oscar for "Best Original Song" and became a big hit for Day).


1940

Frank De Vol - From the 1940s, De Vol wrote arrangements for the studio recordings of many top singers, including Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Vic Damone and Jaye P. Morgan

 

George Wyle - In the late 1940s and early 1950s his orchestra served as backup for a number of Columbia Records singers, including Doris Day


1941

Already in 1941 Day appeared as a singer with the Les Brown band in a soundie. add something

 

To Al Jorden, a trombonist whom she first met when he was in Barney Rapp's Band, from March 1941 to 1943. add something


1945

It was while working with Brown that Day scored her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", released in early 1945. add something


1946

Al Viola - The ensemble appeared in several films, including the Doris Day vehicle "Romance on the High Seas", and played a few dates in 1946 and 1947 with Frank Sinatra


1947

Sarah Vaughan - Her December 27, 1947, recording of "It's Magic" found chart success in early 1948.


1948

After her separation from her second husband, George Weidler, in 1948, Day reportedly intended to leave Los Angeles and return to her mother's home in Cincinnati. add something


1949

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.


1950

Michael Gordon (film director) - After his blacklisting, he was forced to stop directing films temporarily, but was called back to Hollywood at the end of the 1950s by producer Ross Hunter, who wanted him to direct "Pillow Talk", a vehicle for Doris Day and Rock Hudson

 

Petticoat - Edith Head designed a number of gowns and dresses, supported by multiple layers of petticoats, for actresses such as Grace Kelly and Doris Day, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock films in the 1950s

 

Bix Beiderbecke - In 1950, Michael Curtiz directed the film "Young Man with a Horn", starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day

 

Dorothy Baker - In 1950, it was made into a movie of the same name with Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day

 

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


1951

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. add something

 

To Martin Melcher, whom she married on April 3, 1951. add something

 

Rosemary DeCamp - In 1951 and 1953, respectively, she starred in the nostalgic musical films "On Moonlight Bay" and its sequel, "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon", as Alice Winfield, Doris Day's mother, opposite Leon Ames

 

Betty Johnson - In 1951, Percy Faith, who had known her from her Columbia recordings, tried to convince Mitch Miller to sign her, but Miller, who included Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney among the artists he had signed, saw no need to sign her

 

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


1952

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


1953

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". add something


1954

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. add something

 

Marcel Dalio - In 1954, Dalio appeared in two American movies before returning to France, "Lucky Me" starring Doris Day and "Sabrina" starring Bogart and Audrey Hepburn


1955

Ruth Etting - Her life was the basis for the fictionalized 1955 film, "Love Me or Leave Me", which starred Doris Day and James Cagney

 

Daniel Fuchs - "Love Me or Leave Me", a biopic about the torch singer Ruth Etting, which won Fuchs an Oscar for Best Story in 1955, featured a performance by James Cagney in the role of a Chicago hoodlum and Doris Day as the beleaguered songstress


1957

John Raitt - His only leading film role was in the 1957 movie version of "The Pajama Game" opposite Doris Day


1958

She had one more Top Ten hit with "Everybody Loves a Lover" in 1958. add something

 

Fay Kanin - But it was the Oscar-winning script for "Teacher's Pet" in 1958 for which they are best remembered; a film about a self-made newspaper editor Clark Gable who has a love-hate relationship with journalism teacher Doris Day


1959

In 1959, Day entered her most successful phase as a film actress with a series of romantic comedies, starting with Pillow Talk, co-starring Rock Hudson, who became a lifelong friend. add something


1960

Candice Bergen - During the 1960s, Bergen dated and lived with Terry Melcher, a music producer and the son of 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

 

Andre Previn - Previn made two albums with Dinah Shore as arranger, conductor, and accompanist in 1960, and another, "Duet", with Doris Day in 1961


1961

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


1962

Bergdorf Goodman - In the 1962 movie "That Touch of Mink", Doris Day is feted by Cary Grant with a shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman, and the store is mentioned several times in the film

 

That Touch of Mink - "'That Touch of Mink"' is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, and directed by Delbert Mann


1963

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


1964

Day's last major hit single came in the UK in 1964 with "Move Over, Darling", co-written by her son specifically for her. add something

 

Kym Karath - In 1964 she was seen in "The Thrill of It All" with Doris Day and "Good Neighbor Sam" with Jack Lemmon


1965

Kathy Kirby - She is best known for her cover version of Doris Day's "Secret Love" and for representing the United Kingdom in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, where she came in second place

 

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


1967

In 1967, Day recorded her album, The Love Album, essentially concluding her recording career, though not released until 1994. add something

 

Jorden, who was reportedly physically abusive to Day, committed suicide in 1967 by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. add something


1968

Her final feature film, With Six You Get Eggroll, was released in 1968. add something

 

The first episode of The Doris Day Show aired on September 24, 1968, and, from 1968 to 1973, employed "Que Sera, Sera" as its theme song. add something

 

This marriage lasted until Melcher's death in 1968. add something

 

Olson, ending a 99-day trial that involved 18 consolidated lawsuits and countersuits filed by Day and Rosenthal that involved Rosenthal's handling of her finances after she terminated him in July 1968. add something

 

Robert Morse - In 1968, he appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out-" opposite Doris Day


1969

In February 1969, Day filed suit against Rosenthal and won the-largest civil judgment until that time in the state of California. add something


1970

Tracks include the 1970s Joe Cocker hit "You Are So Beautiful", the Beach Boys' "Disney Girls" and jazz standards such as "My Buddy", which Day originally sang in her 1951 film I'll See You in My Dreams. add something

 

Matt Busby - Busby was mentioned, along with B.B. King and Doris Day, in the Beatles song, "Dig It", on the album "Let It Be", released in 1970

 

Mary Wickes - In 1970-1971, she guest starred on CBS's "The Doris Day Show"


1971

In 1971, she co-founded Actors and Others for Animals and appeared in a series of newspaper advertisements denouncing the wearing of fur, alongside Mary Tyler Moore, Angie Dickinson, and Jayne Meadows. add something

 

This song is still associated with Day, and she re-recorded it on several occasions, including a version in her 1971 television special. add something

 

Bruce Johnston - He wrote several Beach Boys songs, notably 1971's "Disney Girls ," which was covered by Cass Elliot, Captain & Tennille, Art Garfunkel, Jack Jones, and Doris Day. Johnston sang lead on two songs from the 1970 Beach Boys album "Sunflower": "Tears In The Morning" and "Deirdre"


1973

By the end of its run in 1973, public tastes had changed and her firmly established persona regarded as passe. add something


1974

She appeared in a John Denver TV special in 1974. add something

 

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


1975

In 1975, Day released her autobiography, Doris Day: Her Own Story, an "as-told-to" work with A. E. Hotchner. add something


1976

Her fourth and last marriage was to Barry Comden, who was roughly a decade younger, from April 14, 1976 until 1981. add something


1979

In April 1979, he filed a suit to set aside the $6 million settlement with Day and recover damages from everybody involved in agreeing to the payment supposedly without his permission. add something

 

In October 1979, Rosenthal's liability insurer settled with Day for about $6 million payable in 23 annual installments. add something


1981

Mary Crosby - In 1981, Crosby played the leading role of a woman stalked in the remake of the Doris Day thriller "Midnight Lace"


1983

In May 1983, she became a grandmother. add something


1984

In July 1984, after a hearing panel of the State Bar Court, after 80 days of testimony and consideration of documentary evidence, the panel accused Rosenthal of 13 separate acts of misconduct and urged his disbarment in a 34-page unsigned opinion. add something


1985

In 1985 she briefly hosted her own talk show, Doris Day's Best Friends on CBN. The network canceled the show after 26 episodes, despite the worldwide publicity her show received. add something

 

In 1985, she became part-owner with her son of the Cypress Inn in Carmel, California. add something

 

In October 1985, the state Supreme Court rejected Rosenthal's appeal of the multimillion-dollar judgment against him for legal malpractice, and upheld conclusions of a trial court and a Court of Appeal that Rosenthal acted improperly. add something

 

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

 

Rock Hudson - In July 1985, Hudson joined his old friend Doris Day for the launch of her new TV cable show, " Doris Day's Best Friends" where he videotaped a live guest appearance at her southern California ranch

 

Rock Hudson - It was not until July 25, 1985, while in Paris for treatment and just over one week following his appearance on Doris Day's TV cable show, that Hudson issued a press release announcing that he was dying of AIDS


1986

In April 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the lower court's judgment. add something


1987

In June 1987, Rosenthal filed a $30 million lawsuit against lawyers he claimed cheated him out of millions of dollars in real estate investments. add something


1988

Circuit Court of Appeals followed on August 19, 1988. add something

 

Supreme Court ruled against him on March 21, 1988. add something


1989

DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in 1989. add something


1994

Day was supposed to be at the Academy Awards in 1994, however, she tripped on a sprinkler injuring herself,, and had to withdraw from appearing. add something


1995

Earth Song - Jackson received the Genesis *award: 1995 Doris Day Music *award, given each year for animal sensitivity


1996

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


2003

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


2004

In 2004, Day received the Presidential Medal of Freedom but declined to attend the ceremony because of her fear of flying. add something

 

The album is a compilation of previously unreleased recordings produced by Day's son, Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. add something


2006

In 2006, Day recorded a commentary for the DVD release of the fifth season of her TV show. add something

 

She founded The Doris Day Animal League, which merged into The Humane Society of the United States in 2006. add something


2009

British singer Vera Lynn reached the top of the chart in August 2009 at the age of 92, but that was with the greatest hits album We'll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn. add something


2010

Intelius gives her age as of November 19, 2010 as 86, but this is not dispositive. add something


2011

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. add something

 

Day released "My Heart" in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2011, her first new album in nearly two decades, since the release of "The Love Album", which, although recorded in 1967, was not released until 1994 add something

 

In October 2011, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced that Day would be the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement award add something


2012

She became the top-ranking female box office star of all time and is currently ranked sixth among the top 10 box office performers , as of 2012 add something

 

In January 2012, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association presented Day with a Lifetime Achievement award add something


2014

As of January 2014, Day is the oldest living artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material add something


2015

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,


2016

She granted an ABC telephone interview on her birthday in 2016, which was accompanied by photos of her life and career add something


2019

In 2019, during the event, there was a special screening of her film "Pillow Talk" from 1959 to celebrate its 60th anniversary add something

 

In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter on April 4, 2019, a day after her 97th birthday, Day talks about her work on The Doris Day Animal Foundation, founded in 1978 add something