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Born: April 3, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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"
:
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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