Doris Day young
April 3, 1922
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
38-26-37 in | 97-66-94 cm
62 kg | 136 pounds
10 US | 40 EU
Doris Day was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on April 3, 1924, was an American actress and singer. Young Doris Day began her professional career as a singer on the WLW radio program Carlin's Carnival in 1939.
Her breakthrough as a big band singer came with songs "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown (1945). She released twenty-nine albums.
She made her big screen debut in musical romantic comedy movie Romance on the High Seas (1948) in role as Georgia Garrett.
Her breakthrough performance came as singer Ruth Etting in musical drama movie Love Me or Leave Me (1955) with James Cagney.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Jan Morrow in romantic comedy movie Pillow Talk (1959) opposite Rock Hudson.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) thriller drama opposite James Stewart
Calamity Jane (1953) western musical in lead role as Calamity Jane
That Touch of Mink (1962) romantic comedy with Cary Grant
Lover Come Back (1961) romantic comedy with Rock Hudson
Send Me No Flowers (1964) romantic comedy opposite Rock Hudson
Move Over Darling (1963) romantic comedy with James Garner
Midnight Lace (1960) mystery thriller with Rex Harrison
The Pajama Game (1957) musical comedy in role as Katherine "Babe" Williams
The Thrill of It All (1963) romantic comedy opposite James Garner
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) comedy with David Niven
Young at Heart (1954) musical opposite Frank Sinatra
Teacher's Pet (1958) romantic comedy with Clark Gable
She starred in her own sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968–1973).
Had two older brothers.
She sang two songs in movies that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song: "Secret Love" Calamity Jane (1953) and "Que Sera, Sera" The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).
Received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers.
She received Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1989.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion photos at 6735 Hollywood Boulevard.
Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.
Founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation in 1978.
Had a son, Terry Melcher.
Doris died on May 13, 2019, at the age of 97.
She was married to Barry Comden (1976-1982), Martin Melcher (1951-1968), George Weidler (1946 -1949) and Al Jorden (1941-1943).
She dated Jack Carson (1950-1951) and Ronald Reagan (1948-1950).
I've just always loved animals.
I like to sing love songs. I like to sing others, too. There's so many that I love. I love them and I love singing them.
It was the only ambition I ever had - not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.
Any girl can look glamorous... just stand there and look stupid.
I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that's all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.
I always felt that making a living wasn't the easiest thing in the world, and I decided I was going straight ahead and try to be as uncomplicated as possible. The important thing in life is just living and loving.
The happiest times in my life were the days when I was traveling with Les Brown and his band.