Monday, May 13, 2019

Doris Day Dies at 97

Very sad news this morning, the great Doris Day has passed away at the age of 97.

No words right now, simply a heart full of love and deep gratitude. She was one of my all-time favorite performers, truly one of a kind.

Previously: Tributes in 2014 and 2018.


Blogger Hamlette (Rachel) said...

I'm all sad too :-( She's one of my favorites.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Jerry Entract said...

I know she has enjoyed a very long life, but still.....Great sadness. A wonderful singer and fine actress and comedienne, her records and films live on.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Brittaney said...

This one hits hard. She will be missed.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw my first DORIS DAY movie in 1983.( I was still in my teens.) It was THAT TOUCH OF MINK with CARY GRANT. It was also the first movie that I saw Cary in. I loved watching Doris in her movies and I am a huge fan of hers. She had a bright sunny appeal. She was good in comedic AND dramatic roles. One dramatic movie that she did was MIDNIGHT LACE. Usually when I see fog I think of that movie with Doris in the park with all that fog and running back to her apartment. This was not one of her better-known movies but I really like THE BALLAD OF JOSIE. Doris lived to be 97 and she touched millions of people-through her movies and songs. She was a good friend-to people AND animals.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the one that wrote the fourth post on this page. I meant to include my user name Classic TV Fan.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh, Laura... I feel the same! It was so unexpected. Doris has also been my favorite for years! I even share my birthday with her - so that always made it extra special. I was heartbroken as I shared the news on my blog and shared dear memories.

A talent like Doris is truly rare! She did everything so beautifully... Singing, Acting, and Dancing! We will always be blessed each time we watch her movies or listen to her songs.

I wish I could give you a hug and hand you a tissue... Bless you, Net

7:44 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

I watched LULLABY OF BROADWAY last night, which I hadn't seen before. Doris looked and sounded fantastic, and danced up a storm! (Plus, Cuddles Sakall's character has a great rapport with her.) And "singers" today can't hold a candle to her voice--so bright, warm, and soulful; my brother-in-law considers her the greater pop singer ever, and I don't disagree. I wake up to her singing "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" every morning, and I'm grateful we have these movies and albums to preserve her talent long into the future.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Walter S. said...

Laura, Doris Day is to be celebrated. Doris is a genuine great star of the Golden Age or any Age for that matter. I'm just going to reflect on this most beautiful talented woman for all time: class and style; sharp wittedness; fashionable; the best smile ever; one of the most beautiful women on screen ever, a giant in talent; unique voice of perfect melody; beautiful sounding voice with amazing phrasing with a subtle jazzy clear voice where you can understand every word; in CALAMITY JANE(1953) she handled the physicality of this role so convincingly and had such great control of her body and her timing was fantastic; natural comedian with acting depth; actress with a deft sense of timing, fun and joy with Sunshine; sensual of the melting kind; universally adored and an American icon for ever.

So called stars of today will never ever match Doris Day, because she had it all in voice, acting skills, graceful beauty, and with not a diva bone in her body. Thank you for all the years of enjoyable entertainment. I break into a smile remembering her.


6:11 AM  
Blogger William Hunter said...

Sad news indeed. But Doris Day did leave us with an amazing screen presence stamped across many films, some of which I featured in this video I put together remembering her movie magic:

9:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all so very much for posting your thoughts and memories of Doris here. She was a very special lady who obviously made each of us -- and thousands, if not millions more -- very happy. As Jerry says above, she had a very long life -- but it's hard to say goodbye. So thankful her work will live on in her films and recordings.

With thanks and best wishes to all,

7:00 PM  

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