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Doris Day

Stage Name

Birth Name

Doris Day

Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff

   As a little girl, Doris dreamed of being a Ballerina. Taking Dance lessons and performing as a child and later in a dance act with her partner "Jerry Doherty" at age fourteen. Doris and Doherty won a contes to perform with the Fanchon and Marco Prologs. Things went great until the age of sixteen when getting in an automobile accident with a Train and shattering her right leg which inflicted a double compound fracture. That ended her hopes at being a dancing star so she switched to singing.

   This is what led Doris to singing and acting, rather than dancing. Thus her singing lessons started, early in her goal to become a singer she would sing with bands, while singing at a gig with a band (Les Brown,) she met Al Jorden whom she would eventually marry in 1941 and had a son named Terry, who was adopted later by Melcher.

   Doris performed with many famous males including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Bob Crosby, Les Brown, James Garner, Rock Hudson, Andre Previn, Ray Bolger, James Cagney and many more.

Doris Day Autograph

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Cincinnati, OH 4/3/1924 Al Jorden (1941) Terry Melcher
  George Weidler (1946)  
  Marty Melcher (1951)  
  Barry Comden (1976-81)  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Gene Nelson Mister Tap Toe
Tap Jerry Doherty (1st partner) 1955 - Que Sera Sera
        Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
        Sugarbush
        Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que)
        $ Cocktail Hour - CD
        $ Golden Girl: Columbia Recordings 1944-1966 - CD
       
        $ Doris Day's Greatest Hits - CD
        $ Latin for Lovers - CD

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Ethel Barrymore Theatre (1936) 1936 - The Woman
             

Films

Television

Publications

1942 - This Time For Keeps 1968/1973 - Doris Day Show 2/26/52 - Ecran Magazine
$1948 - Romance on the High Seas 1975 - Doris Day Today 3/1952 - Photoplay Mag
$1949 - It's A Great Feeling 1998 - Doris Day Story 7/23/1952 - Mon Film Mag
$1949 - My Dream Is Yours 1984 - Doris Day's Best
Friends
12/1952 - Photoplay Mag
$1950 - Young Man With a Horn 2/1953 - Movie Life
$1950 - Tea for Two       2/1955 - Photoplay
$1950 - West Point Story       6/1955 - Screen Stories Mag
$1951 - I'll See You In My Dreams       7/1958 - Hit Parade
$1951 - Lullaby of Broadway       1959 - "Sissi" Mag
$1951 - On Moonlight Bay       07/06/60 - Ecran Magazine
$1952 - April in Paris ( Bolger)       10/10/1960 - Life Mag
$1952 - The Winning Team       1960 - Motion Picture Mag
$1953 - By the Light of the Silvery Moon       6/1962 - Silver Screen Mag
$1953 - Calamity Jane [ DVD]       Glass Bottom Boat
$1954 - Lucky Me       $1976-Doris Day - Her Own Story
$1954 - Young at Heart [ DVD]      
$1955 - Love Me or Leave Me        
$1956 - Julie        
$1956 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
[ DVD]
       
       
$1957 - Pajama Game [ DVD]        
$1958 - Teachers Pet        
$1958 - Tunnel Of Love        
$1959 - Pillow Talk [ DVD]        
$1960 - Midnight Lace        
$1960 - Please Don't Eat The Daisy's        
1961- Lover Come Back        
$1962 - Billy Rose's Jumbo        
$1962 - Lover Come Back        
$1962 - That Touch of Mink [ DVD]        
$1963 - Move Over Darling        
$1963 - The Thrill of it All [ DVD]        
$1964 - Send Me No Flowers [ DVD]        
$1966 - Glass Bottom Boat        
$1968 - Where Were You when the
Lights Went Out
       
       
$1968 - With Six You Get Eggroll        
$1976 - That's Entertainment II        
$ Doris Day & Rock Hudson Collection        
$2000 - Doris Day: Its Magic ( Biography)        

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