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    RIP Doris Day
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    America's (and mine, prepubescent) sweetheart!

    Some of my favorites:

    1953 Calamity Jane
    1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
    1957 The Pajama Game
    1959 Pillow Talk
    1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
    1962 That Touch of Mink
    1963 Move Over, Darling
    1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
    1967 Caprice; The Ballad of Josie
    1968 With Six You Get Eggroll
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    Her birthplace is 2 miles from my house
    There are no strings on me
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    That's too bad... I have a couple of her albums with Les Brown...

    Oscar Levant.... "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnKL...&persist_app=1
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    I can remember as a boy watching old reruns of her from the 1950s/60s .. i was smitten!
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    my favorite line about where her name came from (a WaPo story):

    <<A Cincinnati nightclub owner hired her and renamed her after she had sung the pop tune “Day After Day.”

    “I’m glad you didn’t catch me singing the Götterdämmerung,” she told the owner, referring to a Wagner opera."
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    I didn't realize all the Top 10 chart hits she had!

    1945 "Sentimental Journey" (w/ Les Brown) 1
    "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" (w/ Les Brown) 1
    "Till the End of Time" (w/ Les Brown) 3
    1946 "You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)" (w/ Les Brown) 4
    "The Whole World Is Singing My Song" (w/ Les Brown) 6
    "Love Somebody" (w/ Buddy Clark) / 1
    "It's Magic" 2
    "My Darling, My Darling" (w/ Buddy Clark) 7
    1949 "Again" 2
    1951 "Shanghai" 7
    1952 "A Guy Is a Guy" 1
    "Sugarbush" (w/ Frankie Laine) 7
    1954 "Secret Love" 1
    "If I Give My Heart to You" / 3
    1956 "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 2
    1958 "Everybody Loves a Lover" 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    America's (and mine, prepubescent) sweetheart!

    Some of my favorites:

    1953 Calamity Jane
    1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
    1957 The Pajama Game
    1959 Pillow Talk
    1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
    1962 That Touch of Mink
    1963 Move Over, Darling
    1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
    1967 Caprice; The Ballad of Josie
    1968 With Six You Get Eggroll
    If you include Pillow Talk, you might as well include the other two Rock-Doris-Tony (Randall) comedies:
    1961 - Lover, Come Back
    1964 - Send Me No Flowers

    And if you include Move Over, Darling (A remake of My Favorite Wife), you may as well include the other Doris- James Garner comedy:
    1963 - The Thrill Of It All

    R.I.P.
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    Day's only son Terry Melcher was a record producer in the 60s...with a bizarre connection to Charles Manson....

    "In 1968, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced Melcher to ex-con and aspiring musician Charles Manson. Manson and his "family" had been living in Wilson's house at 14400 Sunset Boulevard after Wilson had picked up hitchhiking Manson family members Patricia Krenwinkel and Ella Jo Bailey. Wilson expressed interest in Manson's music and also recorded two[citation needed] of Manson's songs with the Beach Boys.

    For a time, Melcher was interested in recording Manson's music, as well as making a film about the family and their hippie commune existence. Manson met Melcher at 10050 Cielo Drive, the home Melcher shared with his girlfriend, actress Candice Bergen, and with musician Mark Lindsay.

    Manson eventually auditioned for Melcher, but Melcher declined to sign him. There was still talk of a documentary being made about Manson's music, but Melcher abandoned the project after witnessing his subject become embroiled in a fight with a drunken stuntman at Spahn Ranch. Both Wilson and Melcher severed their ties with Manson, a move that angered Manson. Not long after that, Melcher and Bergen moved out of the Cielo Drive home. The house's owner, Rudi Altobelli, then leased it to film director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate. Manson was reported to have visited the house on more than one occasion asking for Melcher, but was told that Melcher had moved.

    On August 9, 1969, the house was the site of the murders of Tate (who was eight months pregnant at the time), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, hairdresser Jay Sebring, writer Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent by members of Manson's "family". Some authors and law enforcement personnel have theorized that the Cielo Drive house was targeted by Manson as revenge for Melcher's rejection and that Manson was unaware that he and Bergen had moved out. However, family member Charles "Tex" Watson stated that Manson and company did, in fact, know that Melcher was no longer living there, and Terry's former roommate, Mark Lindsay, stated:

    'Everybody speculated that Manson sent his minions up there to get rid of Terry because he was angry about not getting a record deal. But Terry and I talked about it later and Terry said Manson knew (Melcher had moved) because Manson or someone from his organization left a note on Terry's porch in Malibu.' "

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Melcher
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    Before the announcements of her death this week, I wasn't aware she was still alive in 2019.

    I checked IMDB to find out what she was acting in during her later years, and found that her last movie was in 1968, and her last TV series ended in 1973. I guess that explains why I've heard or read practically nothing about her over the past 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Before the announcements of her death this week, I wasn't aware she was still alive in 2019.

    I checked IMDB to find out what she was acting in during her later years, and found that her last movie was in 1968, and her last TV series ended in 1973. I guess that explains why I've heard or read practically nothing about her over the past 30 years.
    As I recall she spent the last 30-40 years of her life with animal rescues and taking care of abandoned pets and helping shelters
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