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The Man Who Knew Too Much... An Alfred Hitchcock MasterpieceJames Stewart and Doris Day give magnificent... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

Please Don't Eat The Daisies... A sunny day: Doris Day copes with home, hubby and the mommy track!Kate Mackay... more info $7.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Calamity Jane DVD How the west was sung!Doris Day and Howard Keel fuss, feud and fall in love as... more info $7.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Lover Come Back DVD All is fair in love and advertising.Rock Hudson and Doris Day are together... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff Died:
Born: April 3, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: singer, actor

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She embodied an image she hated, and for much of her life, sought a familial ideal never achieved, becoming, in the process, the biggest box-office draw in the movie business at one time before simply fading away. Doris Day became a phenomenon of sight and sound, a hit song machine in the first part of her career and, in the second, Hollywood's No. 1 female box-office star and the epitome of the girl next door. Her résumé composed an American archetype - the pristine, bright-eyed sweetheart of America's neo-Victorian 1950s, even if she was far from her on-screen type. Though often successfully paired with leading man Rock Hudson in a series of iconic romantic comedies, off-screen she longed for what her characters always seemed to get in the end: the simple, stable existence of a housewife tending her corner of the American Dream.

She embodied an image she hated, and for much of her life, sought a familial ideal never achieved, becoming, in the process, the biggest box-office draw in the movie business at one time before simply fading away. Doris Day became a phenomenon of sight and sound, a hit song machine in the first part of her career and, in the second, Hollywood's No. 1 female box-office star and the epitome of the girl next door. Her résumé composed an American archetype - the pristine, bright-eyed sweetheart of America's neo-Victorian 1950s, even if she was far from her on-screen type. Though often successfully paired with leading man Rock Hudson in a series of iconic romantic comedies, off-screen she longed for what her characters always seemed to get in the end: the simple, stable existence of a housewife tending her corner of the American Dream.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) Abby McClure
3.
 The Ballad of Josie (1968) Josie Minick
4.
 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) Margaret Garrison
5.
 Caprice (1967) Patricia Fowler [Foster]
6.
 The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) Jennifer Nelson
7.
 Do Not Disturb (1965) Janet Harper
8.
 Send Me No Flowers (1964) Judy Kimball
9.
 The Thrill of It All (1963) Beverly Boyer
10.
 Move Over, Darling (1963) Ellen Wagstaff Arden
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Milestones close milestones

1948:
Film acting debut in "Romance on the High Seas"; instantly became a star of light musicals under contract to Warner Bros.
1950:
Played first dramatic role in a film in which she did no singing, "Storm Warning"
1951:
Made a first appearance on the annual exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars; placed 9th; repeated again the following year, placing 7th
1954:
Left Warner Bros. after starring in "Lucky Me"; made only three movie musicals thereafter
1959:
First teaming with Rock Hudson, "Pillow Talk"; also marked her one Oscar nomination for Best Actress
1959:
Made the annual exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars eight years in a row, more than any other female star since the start of the poll in 1932 except for Betty Grable (who made it ten years in a row from 1942-1951)
1962:
Last full-fledged movie musical, "Billy Rose's Jumbo"
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Topped the annual exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars three years in a row, a records among adult female stars (child star Shirley Temple was Number 1 for four years in a row 1935-1938)
1968:
Last film, "With Six You Get Eggroll"
:
Played Doris Martin on the popular TV sitcom, "The Doris Day Show"; acted on show in order to pay legal fees to sue lawyer who mishandled her finances
:
Became an vocal presence for pet adoption and pet's rights advocates
1991:
Subject of TV biographical documentary, "Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey"
1991:
Sued supermarket tabloid, <i>The Globe</i>, for publishing that she was living like a "bag lady" who rummaged through trash cans to feed her dogs
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