|Doris Day Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1922|
Doris Day was an American actress, singer, activist, producer, and voiceover artist who earned fame and stardom both as an actress as well as a singer and is hailed as one of the greatest artists from the 1960s. In 2008, she was honored with a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Music and also received the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement Award in 2011.
Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff
Doris Day, Do-Do, Clara Bixby, Eunice
She was born on April 3, 1922.
Doris Day passed away on May 13, 2019, at the age of 97 in Carmel Valley Village, Monterey County, California, United States after having contracted pneumonia.
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
After her retirement, she lived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States.
Actress, Singer, Activist, Producer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – William Joseph Kappelhoff (Music Teacher, Choirmaster)
- Mother – Alma Sophia (née Welz) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Richard (Older Brother) (Died before Doris Day’s birth), Paul (Older Brother)
- Others – Franz Joseph Wilhelm “Frank” Kappelhoff (Paternal Grandfather), Juliana Agnes Kreimer/Krimer (Paternal Grandmother), Wilhelm/William Welz (Maternal Grandfather), Anna Christina/Christiana Mann (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Doris Day had dated –
- Maury Wills – Rumor
- Mitch Miller – Rumor
- Moss Mabry
- Burt Reynolds – Rumor
- Tyrone Power – Rumor
- Elgin Baylor – Rumor
- Al Jorden (1941-1943) – In March 1941, Doris Day got married to trombonist Al Jorden who was a violent schizophrenic and later claimed his own life. Theirs was a tumultuous relationship that also produced her only child, a son named Terrence Paul “Terry” Jorden (1942–2004).
- George William Weidler (1946-1949) – She married saxophonist and songwriter, George William Weidler, on March 30, 1946, but the marriage dissolved only after a few years on May 31, 1949. Also, it was Weidler who introduced her to Christian Science.
- Ronald Reagan (1948-1950) – Rumor
- Jack Carson (1950-1951) –
- Martin Melcher (1951-1968) – She was married to film producer Martin Melcher from April 3, 1951, until his death on April 20, 1968. He had also adopted her son Terry and served as a producer on many of Day’s films.
- Barry Comden (1976-1982) – On April 14, 1976, she married Barry Comden who worked as a maître d’hôtel. However, the marriage later fell apart as they separated by April 2, 1982.
Race / Ethnicity
Doris Day was of German descent.
- Charming appearance
- Sparkling eyes
- Frequently played independent working women
Doris Day’s song, Oops, was used in the TV commercial for “TENA Lights” women’s protective undergarments (UK) in 2011.
She was a Christian Scientist.
Doris Day Favorite Things
- Movie That She Appeared in – Calamity Jane (1953)
Source – IMDb
Doris Day Facts
- Her parents separated because of her father’s alleged infidelity.
- In 1955, Doris Day starred as Laurie Tuttle in the musical film, Young at Heart, and was the last surviving cast member of the film.
- She has been referred to in a number of songs including Wrap Her Up by Elton John.
- Doris Day was a huge animal lover, especially dogs.
- No funeral services, gravesites, or other public memorials were held after her death as per her last wishes.
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