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Tribute to Doris Day
Doris Day 1957
Tribute to Doris Day
Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio, an American singer, actress.
She intended being a classical musician like her father, but changed her mind a decided on a dancing career.
When she was thirteen she toured in variety, while touring she was involved in a serious accident when a car she was traveling in, hit a train at a level crossing, October 13, 1937.
Miss Doris Kappelhoff spent the next fourteen months in and out of hospitals before her broken leg healed and was able to walk again.
During this time expecting never to dance again she began to study singing.
She was so successful as a vocalist that her family persuaded her that she would be better off as a singer than a dancer.
Doris Changed her Name
At the tender age of seventeen she began singing without pay at the local radio station, WCPO.
It wasn't long before she was signed up as a vocalist with band leader Barney Rapp, but she needed to change her name from Doris Kappelhoff.
She had been broadcasting a balled called "Day After Day" When Barney had first heard her.
So that was were Doris Day got her name.
Tribute to Doris Day - It`s Magic
Yes Doris, it was Magic
Doris Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939.
For a time she sang with the Bob Crosby and Fred Waring orchestras before joining Les Brown with whom she stayed as resident vocalist for three years.
It was then that she enjoyed a big success with a recording of "Sentimental Journey" released in early 1945. It soon became an anthem of the desire of World War 2.
After appearing at the Little Club, New York, Doris Day went to Hollywood.
Her first Hollywood film was "It's Magic" which was a big success and registered her as one of the brightest song and dance girl in the motion picture industry.
Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be
Doris Personal Life
By the time she went to Hollywood she had had two unsuccessful marriages.
To Al Jorden, a trombonist whom she first met in Barney Rapp's Band, from March 1941 to 1943.
Her only child, a son Terrence Paul Jordon (later known as Terry Melcher who became a successful musician and record producer), was born to this marriage.
George Weidler married 1946-1949, the marriage ended in divorce, he was an American saxophonist and songwriter.
Doris Day marriage to Martin Melcher April 3, 1951. This marriage lasted until Melcher's death in 1968.
Martin Melcher produced many of Doris Day's movies.
After publishing her autobiography in 1975, which detailed her first three marriages.
Doris married Barry Comden, April 14, 1976, they were married for five years.
Day in publicity portrait for Midnight Lace (1960)
High-lights of Doris Days Life
She only had one recording label "Columbia Records" the contract was twenty years from 1947 to 1967 pretty impressive, she was one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century.
Doris had her motion picture breakthrough in 1955 - she appeared as a mystery guest on "What's my line" January 23rd, 1955.
Her first Hollywood film "It's Magic" enjoyed a big success and registered Doris Day as one of the brightest song and dance girls in the motion picture industry.
Other musicals followed - Calamity Jane, Tea for Two, Young at heart and Fine and Dandy, are a few of them, her acting career was 1948–1973.
Her strong commitment to animal welfare began in 1971 when she co-founded "Actors and Others for Animals".
Day's interest in animal welfare and related issues apparently dates to her teen years.
While recovering from an automobile accident, she took her dog Tiny for a walk without a leash. Tiny ran into the street and was killed by a passing car.
Since her retirement from films, Doris has lived in Carmel-by-the-sea in California.
She has many pets and adopts stray animals.
As of January 2014, Day is the oldest living artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material.
October 2016 Doris Days still alive, there was a hoax that she was not alive but t has been proven she is still alive.
This is Doris Day Singing - You Are My Sunshine
My thought's about Doris Day
Doris had a beautiful voice to listen to on radio in the 1950s.
My teen years 1950-1955 were years when there was no TV.
The radio was the only way to listen to music.
Doris Day was a lady I followed and read every magazine I could find about her.
Her voice was perfect as music goes in those early years of radio.
This video was actually how I heard this song " You are my Sunshine".
I would always be singing this song, every day the sun shone it would bring this song to my memory and I would burst out singing it again.
Thanks Doris it still is a perfect song to sing on a beautiful sunny day.
Doris Day's 90th birthday celebration
My surprise when I started researching Doris Day
Did you know that Doris Day is still alive?
It's been some years since Doris Day was photographed in public, July 2008, she is now 92
© 2015 Elsie Hagley