Star Spotlight: Doris Day

Doris Day

Born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
Date of birth: April 3, 1922 or 1924 doris

Roles

First role: as Georgia in Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Most recent film role: as Abby in With Six You Get Egg Roll (1968)
Most recent TV role: The Doris Day Show, which ran until 1973

TMP’s favorite performances: Her three roles alongside Rock Hudson in Lover Come Back, Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers

Best known for…

…her cheerful persona and knack for comedic roles
…her talents as a singer
…her dedication to the cause of animal welfare

Notable awards:

  • Nominated for an Academy Award for Pillow Talk
  • Won three Henrietta Awards, one Cecil B. Demille award and was nominated for eight other Golden Globes
  • Named Photoplay’s most popular female star in 1951 and 1959
  • Honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960

More Doris Day on TMP:
Modern Screen’s Top 20 Stars of 1953
Screen Album: Hollywood’s 14 Most Exciting Females
Brief reviews of her films with Rock Hudson
The Glass Bottom Boat review
It Happened to Jane review
Move Over, Darling review
On Moonlight Bay review
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies review
Storm Warning review

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