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American actress, singer, and animal rights activist (1922-2019)

Doris Day is ...

Born 3 Apr 1922 in Cincinnati
Died 13 May 2019 in Carmel Valley Village
Age97 years, 1 month
Doris Day
Doris Day
Cropped screenshot of Doris Day and Howard Keel from the trailer for the film Calamity Jane

About 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. Day's film career began during the latter part of the Golden Age of Hollywood with the film Romance on the High Seas (1948), leading to a 20-year career as a motion picture actress. She starred in films of many genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas, and thrillers. She played the title role in Calamity Jane (1953) and starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart. Her best-known films are those in which she co-starred with Rock Hudson, chief among them 1959's Pillow Talk, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also worked with James Garner on both Move Over, Darling (1963) and The Thrill of It All (1963), and starred alongside Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Cagney, David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Richard Widmark, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Rod Taylor in various movies. After ending her film career in 1968, only briefly removed from the height of her popularity, she starred in her own sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968–1973). Day became one of the biggest film stars in the early 1960s, and as of 2012 was one of eight performers to have been the top box-office earner in the United States four times. In 2011, she released her 29th studio album My Heart which contained new material and became a UK Top 10 album. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. In 1960, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures in 1989. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; this was followed in 2011 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award.

She is also known as Doris Mary Kappelhoff and Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff.


Day died on May 13, 2019, at the age of 97, after having contracted pneumonia. Her death was announced by her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Per Day's requests, the Foundation announced that there would be no funeral services, grave marker, or other public memorials.


Doris Day has worked on the following films:

I Am Not Your Negro
2016 film by Raoul Peck
With Six You Get Eggroll
1968 film by Howard Morris
It's a Great Feeling
1949 film by David Butler
Midnight Lace
1960 film by David Miller
The Tunnel of Love
1958 film by Gene Kelly
1951 film by Roy Del Ruth
The Glass Bottom Boat
1966 American romantic comedy movie
Move Over, Darling
1963 film by Michael Gordon
Love Me or Leave Me
1955 film by Charles Vidor
Storm Warning
1951 film by Stuart Heisler
The West Point Story
1950 film by Roy Del Ruth
Young Man with a Horn
1950 film by Michael Curtiz
Romance on the High Seas
1948 film by Michael Curtiz
My Dream Is Yours
1949 film by Friz Freleng, Michael Curtiz
Billy Rose's Jumbo
1962 film by Charles Walters
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1968 film by Hy Averback
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1960 film by Charles Walters
That Touch of Mink
1962 film by Delbert Mann
It Happened to Jane
1959 film by Richard Quine
Send Me No Flowers
1964 film by Norman Jewison
Lullaby of Broadway
1951 film by David Butler
Lady Be Good
1941 film by Norman Z. McLeod
Lover Come Back
1961 film by Delbert Mann
Tea for Two
1950 film by David Butler
The Pajama Game
1957 film by Stanley Donen, George Abbott
Young at Heart
1954 musical film by Gordon Douglas
1956 film by Andrew L. Stone
The Thrill of It All
1963 film by Norman Jewison
I'll See You in My Dreams
1951 film by Michael Curtiz
Do Not Disturb
1965 romantic comedy film
Lucky Me
1954 film by Jack Donohue
Teacher's Pet
1958 film by George Seaton
The Winning Team
1952 American film by Lewis Seiler
April in Paris
1952 American film by David Butler
On Moonlight Bay
1951 film by Roy Del Ruth
The Ballad of Josie
1967 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
1953 film by David Butler
Saga of Death Valley
1939 film by Joseph Kane
Home Stories
1990 short film directed by Matthias Müller