Doris Day

Doris Day

Singer, actress, animal rights activist
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Doris Day

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.

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Full name at birth
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
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Claim to fame
Pillow Talk, Song: Que Sera, Sera
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Date of birth
3 April 1922
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Place of birth
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Date of death
13 May 2019
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Age
97 (age at death)
Place of death
Carmel Valley Village, California, USA
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Cause of death
Pneumonia
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Resting place
Cremated, Ashes scattered
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Occupation
Actress, Singer, Animal rights activist
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Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Weight
123 lbs (55.8 kg)
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Blonde hair
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Dress size
10
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10
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Net worth
$200,000,000 USD
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High school
Western Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
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The succession of cheerful, period musicals I made, plus Oscar Levant`s widely publicized remark about my virginity, contributed to what has been called my `image`, which is a word that baffles me. There never was any intent on my part either in my acting or in my private life to create any such thing as an image.
  • She was born on the same day as Marlon Brando.
  • She lived for years in the star-laden Crescent Drive at 713 Crescent. Her good friend Louis Jourdan lived just across the street at 714.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 133-134. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • In order to make a political statement regarding the platform of the Canadian Alliance Party, in 2000 Canadian Satirist Rick Mercer launched an attempt to hold a national referendum on the question of whether or not Stockwell Day should be forced to change his first name to "Doris". Within days he had the required number of signatures under the Alliance Parties current platform to launch a federal referendum. Doris, according to her publicist, was amused by this.
  • Also referenced in the song, "What do we do? We fly!" from the musical "Do I Hear A Waltz?" by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim.

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