Thursday, June 4, 1970

Musical Artist - Day, Doris

Doris Day is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in romantic comedies such as Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling and her World War II era recording of the song Sentimental Journey. Born Doris Kappelhoff in Cincinnati , Ohio, Day's first show-business inclination was to be a professional dancer, but an injury resulting from an auto accident derailed that plan. Instead, Day turned to singing and by 1939 had begun singing for Barney Rapp's band before moving on to work with other band leaders such as Jimmy James, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown. Day soon became one of the most successful female vocalists of the era, turning out numerous hits over the next several years including I Got the Sun in the Mornin', It's Magic, Love Somebody, My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Someone Like You, 'Tain't Me, Till The End of Time, You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart), and The Whole World is Singing My Song. Day's singing career was recognized in 2009 with a Grammy Lifetime achievement Award, and three of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

In addition to being a successful singer, Day had an extensive career as a screen actress, appearing in more than forty movies over a twenty year career. Through much of her career, Day was known for appearing in romantic comedies, often starring opposite Rock Hudson or James Garner, a list of films that includes Lover Come Back, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Send Me No Flowers, That Touch of Mink, and The Thrill of It All. In addition to those bedroom comedies, Day had notable roles in movies such as Calamity Jane, The Glass Bottom Boat, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Midnight Lace, and With Six You Get Eggroll. Over the course of her acting career, Day was ranked first in the box office four times, was nominated for an Academy Award once, and won six Golden Globe Awards as well as ten Laurel Awards.

After her film career petered out in the late 1960s, Day headlined The Doris Day Show for five years, and then largely retired from acting, although she did briefly host a daytime talk show titled Doris Day's Best Friends in the mid-1980s.

Day has a website named Doris Day. She can also be found in the Internet Movie Database

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