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Who was Doris Day?

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist.

She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, “Sentimental Journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.

Doris Day 100th birthday: James Garner ‘She was the sexiest star I worked with’

DORIS DAY’S 100TH BIRTHDAY is celebrated tonight with Move Over Darling on BBC4. Her co-star James Garner later revealed why she was “the sexiest star I ever worked with”, even though he accidentally broke her ribs on set.

Garner worked in the Golden Age of Hollywood, among the heady likes of Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Lana Turner but, for him, two actresses shone far more brightly. 

The Silver Screen veteran said: “I’ve had to play love scenes with a lot of screen ladies, but of all the women I’ve had to be intimate with on the screen, I’d rate two as sexiest by far – Doris and Julie Andrews, both of them notorious girls next door.” And he explained why.

Garner added: “Playing a love scene with either of them is duck soup because they communicate something sexy which means I also let myself go somewhat and that really makes a love scene work.”

He went even further talking about Day: “Doris didn’t play sexy, she didn’t act sexy, she was sexy. And then she could take a sexy scene and make you laugh.

Which is better in the bedroom than a lot of things. And Doris was a joy to work with. Everything she did seemed effortless. She’s so sweet and so professional – she made everyone around her look good.

“I think Doris is a very sexy lady who doesn’t know how sexy she is. That’s an integral part of her charm… I don’t think she could have had the success she’s had if she didn’t have this sexy whirlpool frothing around underneath her All-American-girl exterior.”

Doris Day Biography, Wiki

Doris Day, original name Doris Von Kappelhoff, (born April 3, 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.—died May 13, 2019, Carmel Valley, California), American singer and motion-picture actress whose performances in movie musicals of the 1950s and sex comedies of the early 1960s made her a leading Hollywood star.

While still a teenager, she changed her last name to Day when she began singing on radio. She worked as a vocalist in the bands of Barney Rapp and Bob Crosby before joining Les Brown’s band in 1940 and making several popular recordings, among them “Sentimental Journey.”

Day went solo in 1947 and achieved great success as a recording artist. Her singing was distinguished by crystal clear tone and the ability to convey great emotion without histrionics.

One of America’s most loved actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years older.

Her parents divorced while she was still a child, and she lived with her mother. Like most little girls, Doris liked to dance. At fourteen, she formed a dance act with a boy, Jerry Doherty, and they won $500 in a local talent contest.

She and Jerry took a brief trip to Hollywood to test the waters. They felt they could succeed, so she and Jerry returned to Cincinnati with the intention of packing and making a permanent move to Hollywood. Tragically, the night before she was to move to Hollywood, she was injured riding in a car hit by a train, ending the possibility of a dancing career.

Doris Day Biography Wikipedia
Doris Day
Real NameDoris Day
Nick NameDoris
Profession Actress, Dancer, Singer
EthnicityNot Known
Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-Husband NameAl Jorden, George Weidler, Martin Melcher and Barry Comden
Physical Status 
Age97 Years when she died
Height (Approx.)In Feet inches – Not KnownIn Centimeters – Not KnownIn Meter – Not Known
Weight (Approx.)In kilograms – Not KnownIn Pounds – Not Known
Measurement (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourNot Known
Hair ColourNot Known
Personal Information
Date of Birth 3 April 1922
Birth PlaceCincinnati, Ohio, U.S
Zodiac signNot Known
ReligionNot Known
NationalityAmerican
School NameNot Known
College NameNot Known
QualificationsGraduate
Family Profile
Father NameWilliam Joseph Kappelhoff
Mother NameAlma Sophia
Sibling Name Not Known
Career 
Source Of Income Acting
Appeared In Movies and Serials
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known

Doris Day Career

Doris Day began her professional career as a vocalist on the WLW radio program ‘Carlin’s Carnival’. Her radio performances attracted the attention of Barney Rapp, who was looking for a girl vocalist and appointed her.

She adopted the stage name Doris Day in 1939 while working for Rapp. She later on worked with Les Brown and released the song ‘Sentimental Journey’ in 1945 which became very popular and established her career as a successful singer.

She performed many songs with Brown’s band, and became a much-loved voice by the late 1940s. In 1947, she met the composer Jule Styne and his partner Sammy Cahn, who asked her to audition for a role in the film ‘Romance on the High Seas’.

The movie ‘Romance on the High Seas’ (1948) not only marked her debut as a film actress, but also provided her with her first No. 1 hit recording as a soloist, ‘It’s Magic’. By the early 1950s, she became one of America’s most sought-after actresses and singers and was a darling of the masses.

Doris Day co-starred with James Cagney in the 1955 biographical film, ‘Love Me or Leave Me’, which was based on the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. The film garnered critical and commercial success, becoming Doris Day’s biggest hit so far.

She gave one of her most memorable performances as an actress in 1959 when she starred in the movie ‘Pillow Talk’, co-starring Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. She went on to star in two more films with Hudson and Randall, ‘Lover Come Back’ (1961) and ’Send Me No Flowers’ (1964).

Her success streak continued throughout the 1960s and she appeared in several hit films such as ‘The Ballad of Josie’ (1967), ‘Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?’ (1968), and ‘With Six You Get Eggroll’ (1968). She decided to retire from films in 1968.

Her third husband died in April 1968 and Doris Day discovered that he along with his business partner had squandered her earnings, leaving her deeply in debt. Thus she had to continue working and started appearing in the television series, ‘The Doris Day Show’ even though she hated the idea of working on television.

The first episode of ‘The Doris Day Show’ aired in September 1968, and the show became very successful. It ran for five seasons till 1973. She largely retired from acting after ‘The Doris Day Show’, though she continued to make sporadic appearances on television.

Q. 1 Who Is Doris?

Ans. Doris was a film Actress, dancer.

Q. 2 Who Is The husband/boyfriend Of Doris?

Ans. Doris’s husband’s name was Al Jorden, George Weidler, Martin Melcher, and Barry Comden.

Q. 3 How Many movies Are Done By Doris?

Ans. She was Worked in many Shows and movies.

Q. 4 What Is The Official Account Of Doris  Instagram?

Ans. The official account link of Doris was not known.

Q. 5 What Is The Networth Income Of Doris  Yearly?

Ans. The net worth income of Doris Day was not known.

Q. 6 What are the upcoming Show/movie of Doris?

Ans.  Given Above.

Q. 7 How old was Doris?

Ans. She was 97 years old when she died.

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