On April 3,1924 in Cincinnati,Ohio, Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff was born. When Doris was 8 her parents divorced and she lived with her mother. When Doris was a young child she loved to dance, and wanted to be like her idol Ginger Rogers. When she was 12,She had a dancing partener named Jerry Doherty they won contests together and after one contest which they won $500 and they were going to Hollywood, but one night she was out with friends in a car and they got into a car accident and Doris was hurt and couldn't dance for a while , but while she was hurt , she used sit by the radio and singlong, and discoverd she could sing and decided to be a singer.
When Doris was 16, She began singing and touring with Les Brown Band. On tour she met Al Jorden,and in March of 1941 she married him, and in 1942 they had a son Terry. Al Jorden was actually a very violent man and they divorced in 1943.
In the 1940's,during WWII, Doris had one of her biggest hit songs "Sentimental Journey". She went over seas to entertain the troops, while entertaining the troops Doris met George Weidler, and on March 30,1946 they married, but it only lasted 8 months.They divorced on May 31,1949.
In 1948, she made her first movie "Romance on the High Seas". She went on to make "Young Man with a Horn" with Lauren Bacall and Kirk Douglas,"Tea for Two" with Gordon MacRae,"The West Point Story" with James Cagney,Virginia Mayo, and Gordon MacRae,"Storm Warning" with Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan, "On Moonlight Bay" with Gordon MacRae,"I'll See You in My Dreams" with Danny Thomas.
On April 3,1951, she married Martin Melcher, and he adopted her young son.
In the 1950's Doris had a strig of hit movies like:"Calamity Jane","By the Light of the Silvery Moon" with Gordon MacRae,"Lucky Me" with Robert Cummings,"Young at Heart" with Frank Sinatra ,"Love Me or Leave Me" with James Cagney,"The Man Who Knew Too Much" with Jimmy Stewart,"The Pajama Game","Teacher's Pet" with Clark Gable,"The Tunnel of Love" with Richard Widmark,"It Happened to Jane" With Jack Lemmon.
In 1960, Doris received her first and only Acadamey Award Nomination for "Pillow Talk", but lost to Simone Signoret for "Room at the Top". In the early 60's Doris was one of top box office draws, she had even bigger hits in 60's hits like : "Pillow Talk" with Rock Hudson (which became her most famous costar),"Please Don't Eat the Daisies" with David Niven, "Lover Come Back" with Rock Hudson, "That Touch of Mink" with Cary Grant, "The Thrill of It All" with James Garner, "Move Over, Darling" with James Garner, "Send Me No Flowers" with Rock Hudson, "Do Not Disturb" with Rod Taylor, "Glass Bottom Boat" with Rod Taylor.
In 1968, Doris had her own tv show called "The Doris Day Show". Also in 1968, her husband Martin Melcher died.
In 1973, her tv show ended. In 1975, she wrote her autobiography called "Doris Day: Her Own Story" . In 1976, she married her fourth husband Barry Comden, they divorced in 1981. In 1984, she started a new television show called "Doris Day's Best Friends" it ran from 1984-1986. Today Doris Day lives in Carmel, California and is animal rights activist.
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