Doris Day

Doris Day


4/3/1924, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff


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Doris Day was born Doris Mary-Ann Kapplehoff in Cincinatti Ohio on 3rd April 1924. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she went to live with her mother. Originally dreaming of becoming a dancer, a car accident at the age of 16 left her badly injured.…more


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    • Doris: The succession of cheerful, period musicals I made, plus Oscar Levant's widely publicized remark about my virginity, contributed to what has been called my 'image', which is a word that baffles me. There never was any intent on my part either in my acting or in my private life to create any such thing as an image.

    • Doris: If there is a Heaven I'm sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person.

    • Doris: 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.

    • Doris: Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

    • Doris: Everything's acceptable in Hollywood now, it seems. I'm glad I'm not there, because I would be screaming. I hope and pray that the Hollywood stars who are making so much money really take a stand.

    • Doris: You have to do things, you have to step out and stick up for animals, because they can't do anything for themselves.

    • Doris: I've been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls—you know, those dolls you could push down and they'd come back up?

    • Doris: I had the best co-stars you could ever have, and I miss them so much.

    • Doris: By the Light of the Silvery Moon and On Moonlight Bay—I loved doing those. You know, if life could be like it was in those movies, it would be beautiful, wouldn't it?

    • Doris: I had an organization called the Doris Day Pet Foundation for many years.

    • Doris: Tiny, my dog, was my invaluable companion when I was a teenager and I was on crutches for more than a year after a car accident with a train. Tiny never left my side. He understood my moods and gave me the kind of companionship that only a dog can bestow.

    • Doris: There were times when I wasn't always up. Everything could be calm and peaceful, then the next day the bottom dropped out. What can you do? Moan and groan and feel sorry for yourself? No, you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you get on with life.

    • Doris: It's stupid to test on animals. They are not like us.

    • Doris: My first three marriages had all been unhappy and I vowed that, should there be a fourth, I would live with the man first.

    • Doris: With me, a deal is a deal.

    • Doris:We were in San Francisco for a long weekend. And we turned on the TV to check the weather — and there was our Spray 'n Wash commercial! It felt like we were at home

    • Doris:It is heartbreaking to see so many animals in distress through the Gulf Coast region. Many of them are frightened, confused, hungry, dehydrated and lost

    • Doris: Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.

    • Doris: It's quite an experience to have filming done in your house. When they come in, they photograph every piece of furniture and where it is so they can get them back exactly where you had them. You'd never know they'd been here.

    • Doris: Any girl can look glamorous .... just stand there and look stupid.

    • Doris:Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.

    • Doris: The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

    • Doris: Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

    • Doris: If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.

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    Doris day is truley a great icon i love all her films especially calamity jane,i also love the films with Doris & Rock hudson,she is the best actress of all time and always will be,i think its great what she is doing with her animal foundations and all the great support behind her,i hope she has many more happy years.
  • Doris Day has always been the "Girl next door" to millions of admirers of her movies, her five year CBS TV sitcom, "The Doris Day Show," two TV specials, a TV talk show, and, of course, her records that sold by the millions since the big band era.moreless

    Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff. If you take away the von, it was the name of her 1971 CBS special that came on the heels of "The Doris Day Show," featuring a youthful 47 year-old blonde with the radiance of a child as she bounced on a bicycle and riding with young kids and even some policemen. And, yes, the knee-socks. Doris loved to wear knee socks when riding the bike or walking the dog. She had been wearing knee-highs in movies and TV since "It Happened to Jane" (1959), she was never ashamed to turn the clock back. Anyway, the movies with Gordon McRae were memorable fare for Warner Brothers in the early 50's. My personal favorite was "On Moonlight Bay." Then came "Calamity Jane," which introduced the Academy Award- winning tune, "Secret Love." Her appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much" opposite Jimmy Stewart was enhanced by her singing "Que, Sera, Sera(Whatever Will Be)!" Another hit song of the '50's, nominated for an Oscar. And let's not forget the pairing of Doris and Rock Hudson beginning with "Pillow Talk" (1959), then "Lover, Come Back" (1961), and, finally, "Send Me No Flowers" (1964)...all classics. After her last film in 1968, Doris went into TV with her sitcom on CBS and survived the bankruptcy that her late husband, Marty Melcher, had put her through when he spent all of her money earned from movies made and records recorded over the years. Doris has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of for her music career and the other for her movie career...a rare double honor. For someone from Cincinnati who survived a train accident that injured her legs, ending her dream of being a dancer, an abusive first marriage, a manipulative, devastating last marriage, and the loss of her only child, Doris Day can be grateful that she is still standing as a senior citizen with her animal rights campaign still going strong. The Girl Next Door still lives among us...thankfully!!!moreless