Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Happy 96th Birthday, Doris Day!

The incomparable Doris Day turns 96 today.

Doris has made so many of us happy over the years with her incredible work. Thanks, Doris, for everything!

For more photos and numerous movie review links, as well as an explanation of how her age was "adjusted" last year, please visit my 2014 birthday tribute.

2019 Update: Doris Day Dies at 97.


Blogger Stefano said...

Thank you, Laura, for saluting Doris today. I recently saw "Romance on the High Seas" at the Billy Wilder theatre, a good example of how a performer in her film debut can easily win an audience with star charisma. Her dramatic acting is outstanding in "Love Me or Leave Me" and the 1956 "Man Who Knew Too Much"; now I'll have to listen to the CD of her film songs, especially "April in Paris".

11:57 AM  
Blogger Brittaney said...

She's a class act who deserves to be celebrated.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jerry Entract said...

Doris Day always seems to leave behind rays of sunshine in both her movie appearances and her inimitable recordings. She had real 'star quality'.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doris Day is the greatest female movie star of all time. She was not only the number one female star at the box office, she was number one of all, in the early and mid 1960's. She was great in comedy, as well as drama. I wish she could have done more in drama, because she was excellent in LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME(1955). Here is what James Cagney had to say, "I saw something in her that I hadn't noticed before, or maybe it was just coming into bloom. I don't know. She had matured into a really exceptional actress, and I told her so. I said 'You know, girl, you have a quality that I've seen but twice before. There was a gal named Pauline Lord that created the title role in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, and I'm also thinking of Laurette Taylor. Both these ladies could really get on there and do it with everything. They could take you apart playing a scene. Now, you're the third one.'"

I agree with Jerry about Doris leaving behind rays of sunshine. She is one of our National Treasures and there will never be another Doris Day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Hamlette (Rachel) said...

Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorite actresses!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Doris is one of my favorite actresses and one of the greatest pop singers of the last century. Thanks for your post; her birthday almost slipped my mind. I think there’s enough time before bed to put in one of her movies.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Lee R said...

My Dad (who I can recall only like a few stars, maybe 3) liked Doris and the way she sang. I would play my Doris CD for his when I drove him around in his later years. I've been a Doris fan since I was a kid and laughed at the movies she made in the '50's and '60's, I still remember watching Glass Bottom Boat for the first time on TV back in the '60's. Then I enjoyed watching her TV series. I would hunt for her albums in used record stores and now enjoy her CDs which I've downloaded onto my computer Media Player.

I do think it's sad though, when I think of Robert Osborne and the telephone interview he did with her (shortly before he kicked the bucket) pleading with her to return to the stage to sing one more concert. She said she'd think about it but he never lived to see it happen. Now I hope Doris will actually really do it. If she's still in good voice, or reasonably good voice, she should do it before we all assume room temperature.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I was delighted to have so many Doris Day fans join me in expressing their heartfelt tributes to this wonderful woman. I hope she knows just how much she's contributed to each of our lives through her singing and performances.

Best wishes,

10:33 PM  

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