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DORIS DAY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Doris Day was born on April 3rd, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio with the birth name Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff to parents, William Kappelhoff, a music teacher and Alma Sophia Kappelhoff.  She had two brothers, one who passed away before she was born.  As a young child her parents marriage ended in divorcee and her mother raised her.  From a very young age she became interested in dance and dreamed of growing up and becoming a ballerina. 
 
Sadly, Day was in a car accident the night before she planned to relocate to Hollywood for good and pursue a career as a dancer.  She suffered bodily injury which in turn lost any hope of ever living out her ballerina dream.  She spent most of her years as a teenager in a wheelchair. 
 
Day did however also have a talent for singing and she decided to see what possibilities she could do with her voice.  She began with singing on the radio and with local bands touring with the Les Brown Band and about three years later, she convinced her agent to set up a screen test for her with Warner Brothers and the rest is history.
 
Doris Day was signed to a contract and she began working in the film industry right way on such features as "Romance on the High Seas" (1948), "My Dream is Yours" (1949), "It's a Great Feeling" (1949), "Calamity Jane", "Lucky Me" (1954), "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) and her most well known role was in the film "Pillow Talk" (1959) starring with Rock Hudson.
 
As Dorris Day's career moved into the 1960's, she did continue to work but slowed down slightly and did not work on as many films, however the ones she did appear on all were quite successful such as "The Glass Bottom Boat" (1966) and "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968). 

As her career moved into the 1970's, she chose not do work on any more films but she did get her own television show titled, "The Doris Day Show" (1968-1973) which was also very successful and stayed on the air until 1973.
 
Today, Doris Day does occasional television appearances but also runs the Doris Day League in Carmel, California which supports homes and educating on proper care for pets.  She is currently not married but has wed four times in the past.  Her first marriage was to Al Jorden in 1941 through 1943 and having her only child, a son, Terry.  Her second marriage was from 1946 through 1949 to George Weidler.  She than married for a third time to Martin Melcher who served as her manager in 1951 and they were together until he suddenly passed away on April 20th, 1968.  Dorris Day chose to enter the union again for a fourth time to Barry Comden on April 14th, 1976 and this marriage too ended on April 2nd, 1982.
 
Doris Day has received a number of honors such as  when Premiere Magazine ranked her as #24 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature in 2005 and was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording and Motion Pictures.
 

Filmography

1968-1973 The Doris Day Show
1970 The Governor & J.J. 
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll 
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1967 Caprice 
1967 The Ballad of Josie 
1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
1965 Do Not Disturb 
1964 Send Me No Flowers 
1963 Move Over, Darling 
1963 The Thrill of It All
1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo 
1962 That Touch of Mink 
1961 Lover Come Back
1960 Midnight Lace 
1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies 
1959 Pillow Talk 
1959 It Happened to Jane 
1958 The Tunnel of Love 
1958 Teacher's Pet 
1957 The Pajama Game
1956 Julie
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much 
1955 Love Me or Leave Me 
1954 Young at Heart 
1954 Lucky Me
1953 Calamity Jane 
1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon 
1952 April in Paris 
1952 The Winning Team 
1951 I'll See You in My Dreams 
1951 On Moonlight Bay 
1951 Lullaby of Broadway 
1951 Storm Warning 
1950 The West Point Story 
1950 Tea for Two 
1950 Young Man with a Horn
1949 It's a Great Feeling 
1949 My Dream Is Yours 
1948 Romance on the High Seas 





Matinee Classics - Saga of Death Valley starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day, Frank M. Thomas, Jack Ingram, Hal Taliaferro, Lew Kelly, Fern Emmett and Tommy Baker
Matinee Classics - Alfred Hitchcock with Doris Day on the set
Matinee Classics - Doris Day aka Doris Kappelhoff
Matinee Classics - Doris Day with her Poodles
Matinee Classics - Doris Day
Matinee Classics - Young Man With a Horn starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernandez, Jerome Cowan, Mary Beth Hughes, Nestor Paiva, Orley Lindgren, Walter Reed and Jean Spangler
Matinee Classics - Young Man With a Horn starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernandez, Jerome Cowan, Mary Beth Hughes, Nestor Paiva, Orley Lindgren, Walter Reed and Jean Spangler
Matinee Classics - Young Man With a Horn starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernandez, Jerome Cowan, Mary Beth Hughes, Nestor Paiva, Orley Lindgren, Walter Reed and Jean Spangler
Matinee Classics - Calamity Jane starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson, Paul Harvey, Chubby Johnson and Gale Robbins
Matinee Classics - My Dream Is Yours starring Doris Day, Jack Carson, Lee Bowman, Adolphe Menjou, Eve Arden, S. Z. Sakall, Selena Royle, Edgar Kennedy, Sheldon Leonard and Mel Blanc


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