ALTHOUGH EVERY DAY IS A DAY TO CELEBRATE DORIS DAY, NOW IS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ALL TIME QUEEN OF ENTERTAINMENT 4/03/13 Note: This page will remain open till the end of April..A month long salute! TO DORIS WITH LOVE FROM ALL HER FRIENDS AT SONGSANDMEMORIES.COM:
DORIS HAS LOTS AND LOTS OF FRIENDS...BELOW, SOME OF THEM WISH HER A SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM OUR 800 PHONE LINE WHICH WAS OPEN FOR A MONTH:
SOME of Doris' show business friends also honor this special lady in their own inimitable way. Singers honoring a fellow singer....
THE FOUR LADS:
Sometimes, we forget just how beautiful some of the melodies were that Doris often created in the movies, like this one from "Young At Heart"...."HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS" from this scene in the movie is one of the great Doris Moments...
AND HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT DORIS MOMENT FROM "LUCKY ME".....
AGING BEAUTIFULLY...DORIS THROUGH THE YEARS ...... HERE'S A PHOTO TIMELINE OF DORIS FROM 1924 THROUGH TODAY!
Thank You For The Music...A Special Video Highlighting Doris' major Hits
THERE WAS NEVER A TIME IN HER ENTIRE CAREER WHEN DORIS DID NOT SOUND RIGHT ON TOP OF THINGS...HER MUSIC WAS ALWAYS TOP NOTCH. LISTEN TO THIS RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT HER MUSIC THROUGH THE YEARS...
BESIDES CHOCOLATE, what gives Doris her greatest joy today?
The DDAF, which is offered fans an opportunity to sign a birthday card for Doris! Please consider a donation as well. This is the link.
In honor of Doris's birthday, Christie Sietos has written a treatise on Doris Day's impact on animal welfare. The pdf is provided below. It will also remain as a permanent part of our Doris Day web pages at this link.
We were hoping to get an honest to goodness interview with Doris herself. We could not work it out, but here is the next best thing. We call it FANTASY INTERVIEW, #1 (Check archived Birthday Pages for messages from Doris)
IN THE EARLY 50'S, DORIS RECORDED THE FOLLOWING SONG. EVEN THEN, WE ARE CERTAIN SHE KNEW THAT THERE WERE MILLIONS OF FANS OUT THERE. THEY LOVED HER THEN; THEY LOVE HER NOW. THIS SONG TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.....
AND NOW, THIS IS OUR 2ND DORIS DAY TRIVIA CONTEST..... SEND YOUR GUESSES TO MIKEYDV@COMCAST.NET WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS WITH THE MOST CORRECT ANSWERS, OR TO THE FIRST PERSON WITH 100 PERCENT. HERE YOU GO...DORIS DAY TRIVIA QUIZ #2
(No fair looking…no research please…)
1. What was the name of Doris’ favorite lobster in “It Happened To Jane”?
2. “Lucky Me” was one of Doris’ least popular movie musicals. However, it did produce one Top 20 Song. Name it.
3. Everyone seems to think that Doris’ first gig as vocalist with a band was with Les Brown. That is not the case. Before then, she also performed with Bob Crosby and _________.
4. What famous vocal group, who went on to become multi-million record sellers on their own, backed several of Doris’ single record releases in the early 50's, including “Second Star to the Right”?
5. With which other Columbia record artist did Doris have 4 hit parade singles in the 1950’s?
6. Which Hollywood director got a career jump-start in Hollywood by directing Doris in two movie comedies in the early 1960’s?
7. Which single hit song by Doris is the only one in her career which was a cover for her of someone else’s hit at the time? (The hit version was by Pat Boone but Doris sold it, too.)
8. What big hit by Johnny Mathis was turned down by Doris when it was offered to her as a possible hit?
9. Dancer/actor Gene Kelly actually directed Doris in a movie, one in which they did not dance. What was the movie?
10. Most people think that Doris’ first big single hit when she began her recording career as a single was “Love Somebody” with Buddy Clark. It wasn’t. What was?
Send all guesses to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (IN THE SUBJECT LINE, PLEASE TYPE "Doris Day Trivia Contest #2/Entry")
THE EVOLUTION OF A "SIGNATURE SONG"
A signature song is one that is readily identified with one person more or less throughout their career, and any time the song is played, most people realize that said song really "belonged" to that person. So, if we ask what is Doris Day's signature song most people would probably say "Que Sera, Sera." And they would only be partially correct. (click on song titles below to hear the songs) Doris was lucky enough to have more than one signature song in her career, and today, those songs are still identified with her. The first of these was "Sentimental Journey" from the days when she was vocalist with Les Brown and his Band of Renown (1945).
Three years later, she got a second signature song from her first movie, ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS, and it was her first song to be nominated for an Academy Award, Of course, that would be "It's Magic".
Although there were many hit tunes after that identified with her. The next song clearly identified with Doris and her career came in 1953 with the film, CALAMITY JANE. The song was "Secret Love" , which won both an Oscar and a Grammy Award. In 1954, it was a song that was covered by many people, but the song still "belongs" to Doris..."If I Give My Heart To You".
Then came 1956 and the movie, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. The song was called "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)", and it, too, won an Academy Award. But that wasn't all. Two years later, it was a hit single called "Everybody Loves A Lover", and that, too, is one of her signature songs. BUT that is not the WHOLE story. Think of the following songs and try NOT to think of Doris Day: "When I Fall in Love", "The Deadwood Stage", "Tea For Two", "Pillow Talk","Move Over, Darling", "Bewitched", "Love Me or Leave Me". And there were still others. Let's take one example and see how the signature tune evolves.
In 1956, Doris released a top selling album called "DAY BY DAY", named after the standard tune that came out in 1945, written by Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl and Sammy Cahn. The first popular recording of the song was by Jo Stafford. In 1946, two versions of the tune were on the Hit Parade. One was by Frank Sinatra, the other was by Les Brown and His Band with Doris singing the vocal. 10 years later, when Doris released her popular album, she revitalized the song once again. It has been sung by hundreds of popular singers through the years, including the Four Freshmen and Sarah Vaughan. Even Sinatra recorded it again,in an uptempo mode, for his album called "Songs for Swinging Lovers" in 1961. But most music critics align the song with Doris, and thus, it, too, has become one of her signature tunes.
How lucky we music lovers can have so many songs associated with the Queen of Song!
WE GET LETTERS.... It seems some folks were/are too nervous to call and leave a message. So...they send a message via email or facebook. Here are some of the ones we received:
from Laura Narten in the UK: Dear Doris: You are the creme de la creme of my life. Thank you for what you gave me and no doubt many others-the joy in my life. Happy Birthday and many, many more.
from Patricia Julia Winfield Lennon in Dana Point, California: Happy Birthday Doris. I always loved your movies and singing too, many hours of pleasure at the movies just waiting to see what you would wear with the delightful Rock Hudson!
from Cindy Hayman of Villano Beach, Florida Doris, Many fond wishes for a Happy Birthday. You have brought so much joy to so many people. So I wish you joy.
from Roberta Manzitto-Collings of Sacramento, California Miss D!!! It's Ro and Dee from Sacramento, and we are gearing up for your birthday!!! We love you and love sharing your birthday with your fans! We are all Friends Because of Doris Day, and we can't thank you enough! Sending the four leggers a big Birthday Gift, and we ask everyone else to send a donation of ANY amount to the Doris Day Animal Foundation! Toodle--oo for now!
from Costanza Bonavita from Cape Town, Western Cape Happy Birthday Doris Day
from Carole Reed in the U.K. Happy Birthday Doris, from a life long fan, and animal lover in the U.K.
from Hazel Williams Happy Birthday to a fab, fab lady. Love You xxx
from Stephen Worley Just watching "That Touch of Mink" on TV.
from Virgil D. Weaver in Windham, NH Happy Birthday, my childhood sweetheart! I will look up your DDAF and take it from there!
from Lisa Richdale Happy Birthday Dear Doris!! We Love you and We thank you Very Much for your contributions to the Music and Film industries!! xoxoxo
from Gerard Decost Happy birthday Actress and singinger Doris Day
from Patricia Martin HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIS DAY!
from John Armstrong Many Happy Returns Doris Day!
from Tracy Williams You are one in a million. Happy Birthday, Doris Day, and thank you for your career which you have shared with us all! xx from Kate Bryant I Heart Doris Day .... Happy Birthday .... X
from Barbara Banks Happy Birthday! Always watch your movies when feeling low! Best way to feel better instantly! Thanku! Xxx
from Ailsa Luty from Manchester, England Just looking at you makes me grin from ear to ear. The sound of you singing and I'm humming all day. God bless a very special and kind lady. Xxx
from Nancy Wallace Manlove Happy Birthday from Eastern Indiana!
from Lilydors Silva Carillo I am Lilydors, My parents got my name from you Ms. Doris Day. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Wish you good health, success and much happiness.
from Alana Adams I love doris day, absolute legend!
from Sarah Middleton Happy birthday have a great one! xxx
from Heather Searle Have a great day, you deserve it! xx
from Laura Van De Steene All the best for a very special birthday! May God continue to bless you and keep you safe! Happy Birthday!
from Shelley Stubbs Have a great birthday Doris, I will raise a glass to you on 3rd April and one for myself as I was born on your birthday! xxxx
from Leota Love in Oregon Doris, Miss you soooo much!!!! Have a Great Day!!! Love you OXOX's
From Santiago de Chile Regina Garrido Soto I also would love to send my best wishes to our beloved Dodo. As my dear and unforgettable friend Donald Chang used to do, my whole apartment is full with her music all the time. I share with most people all her movies, specially to young people and persons who long to see them. She's my alter-ego since I was 10. God bless her and all her babies. Many happy returns of the day, the special April 3rd.
from Terry Robertson I have many fond memories of you, your TV show and movies. THANK YOU!
from Puck Groeneweg HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Miss Day, love Puck
I Thank You lord, for a birthday long past For the birth of Doris Mary Von Kappelhoff I Thank her folks, for giving her this life With skills so she, can enrich our all lives
I Thank You America, who took her to heart And loved her from, the very start I Thank You Doris, for all your hard work For all those years, you never did shirk
I Thank You my friends, for loving this girl Who's earned the right, to be in our world I Thank You song writers, for all you have done For giving it to Doris, so it could be acted and sung
I Thank You this day, on every year I greet And welcome it in, with all of my heart beat And if one day she finds, a letter, card or rhyme It maybe from me, Thanking her one more time
Dedicated to Doris Day on her birthday
from Nada Ulcar in Slovenia Dearest Doris! I'm sending you all my love and wish you many happy days with your babies. You are always in my mind, I listen and enjoy your beautiful music every day. Be happy! I'll never stop loving you.
from Joseph Malloy Happy Birthday Doris. I love your work. Que sera, sera...my motto from Diane Foxsmith happy birthday doris i hope you have a good birthday!
from Siobhan Doherty Ohagan hi doris im a fan of your years love all your movies and your lovely voice x
from Penny Norman Hi Doris, I have loved you for so many years---I am 71 years old---and I love dogs too---we have a lot in common---my husband left me when my daughter 18 months old---I find having dog is so much better---they give so much true honest love---and they don't abuse you---I just want to thank you for you for sharing your wonderful talent God gave you---I feel I lived in the best days for entertainment---and you have always been my favorite singer---you were so down to earth in your singing and the songs you sang had such meaning---thank you so much for just being you---take care---and I am going to go out and buy your album---
from Sha Zan Amam Happy Birthday !!! kiss
from Brian Pinette Nobody does it better. You are an international treasure and inspiration. A day does not go by where I do not play your music. You ARE beyond forever. Love to you always.
from Nancy Allyn Happy birthday Doris! Hope you have a wonderful day. You have always been one of my favorite actresses. You have been given a very special gift. Enjoy this day God made especially for youl
from Bill Washington happy birthday I was so much in love with you when I was young xx
from Kathleen Roche Happy birthday Doris!
from Dawny Cawthorne Happy birthday Doris hope you have many more xxxx
from Sharon Mefford Happy Birthday, Doris! You have brought me so much joy, both through your music and your movies. I admire you so much for your tireless efforts to help our furry friends! Love you -- and wish you continued happiness and good health.
from Susan Fuld Goldberg Happy Birthday Doris.
from Katja Sandmann Happy Birthday Doris.
from Mj Bev Happy Birthday Doris!
from Franz Maiburger Sounds really great - all the best....kisses
from Debra-Ann Dompieri Happy Birthday, you wonderful lady!!!
from Debbie Raines I have always been a devoted fan of you Ms. Doris. God Bless you and have a wonderful 89th Birthday. Much Love
from Jay Wright A very warm and wonderful Happy Birthday to you the ever Lovely Doris Day! Such a class act! Nothing but good wishes and blessings to you!
from Brenda Kay Baird After all these years, when asked who my fave actor/actress is......it's always you, Ms. Day! Yours are the only DVDs that I own with much joy every time I watch your comedies. Wishing you a birthday filled with laughter and love!
from Margitta Scherr Happy Birthday!
from Tracey Harrington Have a wonderful birthday from three generations of fans in one family.
from Rose Stasco Happy Birthday Doris Day!! Been a fan of yours for decades, you are a legend!
from Barbara O'Neill Happy B day Doris we miss you! I hope your are healthy and Happy!
from Linda McGooden Hedges Happy Birthday early, Miss Day. You and my brother in Santa Cruz share the same Birthday. All the best to you and many more "healthy" birthdays.
from Debra Kohler-Cline Happy Birthday Doris Day, have always enjoyed your movies.. still do.
from Anita McGlothlin Gibson Happy, happy birthday beautiful lady! You are such a gifted actress with grace, elegance and class! God bless you!
from Donny J One of my childhood crushes, from 'Calamity Jane' era
from Danny Engelhardt Happy Birthday Mrs. Day!!
from Malin Fokker Thank you for all of the joy and entertainment throughout the years, and a lot of happy memories watching your movies. Happy Birthday Doris!
from Andrea S. Wolf Happy Birthday, Doris! Love your movies, your songs, your voice, you.
from Faye Sheffield Happy birthday to Doris Day. What a joy you have been to so many through your movies & especially your music. Wow what a voice!!!!!!!!!!!! And your animal love too. You’re the whole package lady!
from Carol Canham happy birthday
from Judy Harris Happy Birthday Doris xx
from Maureen Bland You are an international treasure and inspiration. What a wonderful actress and singer, there is no one like her and never will be she is the best!!
from Patricia Doyle Lungi Congratulations and God bless. Thank you for all the great memorable moments you gave us all.
from Evelyn Hoff Happy Birthday, Doris. Always loved your movies,and was glad to hear you have been back inthe recording studio. The best to you today and every day!!! also love your T.V. shows too. have them on dvd
from Herman De Wulf Happy Birthday Doris!
from Mary V. Holcomb Dickerson Happy birthday to a great lady. My cousin is a lookalike of yours, especially when she had a similar haircut. We love all your music and movies!
from George Mallory will Doris Music be played all day and a call from Doris herself?
from Gail Fieldsend happy birthday and may you have many more x
from Stephen Browne Happy Birthday Doris, enjoy the day and many more to come
from Veronica Ridd Happy Birthday Doris - your films still make me laugh and I have introduced my 16 year old daughter to them who finds them wonderful too!
from Connie Swaim Happy Birthday Doris. I hope you have a wonderful day. You certainly deserve it for all the joy you have given and continue to give to others, both human and furry friends. my teenage daughter watched your movies with me growing up and you are her all time favorite. She now has a daughter of her own that I am sure will be doing the same with her as she grows up. It must be quite a blessing to know you bring so many people so much joy! Furry friends included. Thank you!
from Linda Francioli I usually send our lovely Doris Day a birthday card,but now I can use internet.so wishing you o wonderful day on your special day,lots of love from Linda Francioli.England xxxxxxxxxx
Wasn't It Just Yesterday???
from Gerard Decost Happy birthday Doris day
from Jan Burg my fave..Happy Birthday Doris XXX
from Maria Cristina Nogueira Garcia Feliz aniversario,do Brazil
from Lisa Boyle Happy Birthday Doris Day. YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND SO VERY VERY LOVED
from Vincent Gilvarry Happy Birthday, Dear Doris Day. You may not know it or be aware of it...but you have been changing the lives of a generation of people for a very long time. Because of the things you have done, you have reached out and found a secret button that has touched our hearts and souls, and we because of that we have heard and responded to your beautiful message. Today, however, is your day, and it is with love and gratitude that I say...Dear Sister....that your efforts really have been worth every thing that you have been through. But, the magic that you have generated will live forever. Happy Birthday Dear Doris Day.After all, this is why we do what we do...is it not?
from Karla Seymour Happy, Happy Birthday to America's Sweetheart, Doris Day! You are adored around the world! Thank you for the music, the movies, and the love for our four legged friends! You are loved!
from Leo Talbot doris day......its been a hard year, but i have so many pets i love so much more today for you, i woke up to bursting energy for your music, i have such a wonderful day with pets & your music
i will never not love you, i adore you forever. i thank you for everything. I think we all do. Love, Leo, Keith & Pets
from Leo Talbot hi again doris day
this is my ultimate, home made image vs my friends 3d effect.....
from Wendy Schubert She is absolutely fantastic! Easily the best female singer of our time! I have read several biographies on her and she is a phenomonal person. My Dad met her years ago in Cincinnati when she was Doris Kappelhoff.
from Ned Burke There s a saying that you can judge a country on how the people treat their animals. Wish we had more animal lovers like Doris Day. She's a national treasure.
from Robin George Happy Birthday Clara. I've loved your talented acting since a child, you have always brought a smile to others even when your own personal life wasn't in a good place..so of life. I thank you for all the wonderful memories of watching your movies. Happy Birthday
from Terri Day FitzHarris Just watched the finale of On Moonlight Bay with MY daughter, Ali, who is a Doris fan like her Mom, who is also a Day!! Have seen every Doris Day Film and Pillow Talk is my All time favorite. Looking forward to sharing that movie with Ali when she gets older! Happy Birthday Doris!!!
from Don-Thibs Thibodeau-Wanda Happy Birthday! The joy you bring to everyone will live on forever! Thank you!
from Jean-pierre Lachewitz Liebe Doris. Meine Besten Wünschen zu deine Geburtstag. Alles alles Gute wünsche ich, Dir Von Ganzen Herz.
English translation: Love Doris. My best wishes to your birthday. I send all good wishes to you from all the heart.
AND MORE LETTERS...... from John Armstrong (UK) You were a brilliant actress and a great singer.
from Anthony Murton (Lincoln, Nebraska) Happy Birthday, Doris. You are still 21 in our hearts!
from Dorine DeWindt in Belgium: Let's make it a special DAY!
from Barbara Norton in Gadsen, Alabama: Wish Doris A Happy Birthday, and don't forget the best gift to give her is a gift to her Animal Foundation. www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org
from Brian Lewis in Pontypridd, Wales Grew up with all of her films and songs..HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIS...
from James Cappadoro in Blue Ridge, Ga I love Doris Day and her beautiful loving heart..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
from Patty Spears in Chesapeake, Ohio HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL LADY. I HAVE LOVED ALL YOUR MOVIES. I GOT A COUPLE FOR CHRISTMAS. THEY ARE SUPER. I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ON THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY. LOVE YA.!!!!!!!!
from Mike DeVita in Baltimore, MD
from Betty Watson Happy Birthday to a lovely lady xx from a fan in North Wales, United Kingdom
CriswellKOL You probably won't believe me, but, here in south Florida I met a lady who was very close friends with Doris Day back in the day when she, Doris, and another lady would find homes for animals so the shelters wouldn't euthanize them. This lady had nothing but good things to say about Doris Day. Doris, you would probably remember her name, but I won't mention it here.
from Barbara Bishop Happy Birthday --every day is worth celebrating! You are loved by so many & on behalf of all the animals you have helped over the years, A big thank you for loving us Doris.
ludowaegemans1 (youtube) Happy Birthday Doris,, Gelukkige verjaardag Doris en nog vele jaartjes xxx
artiefun (youtube) Doris, May you live to be 100, God, love you.
from Brenda Wintle (Kent/UK) Happy Birthday Doris Day. I used to be told I looked like you many many years ago, which made me very happy. Very best wishes to you from a very big fan.
from Hazel Walker (York, UK) Happy Birthday from a very old fan. I,too, love animals.
from Mike Murphy (North Somerset, UK) Happy Birthday!
from Tony Reich Scardino HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. DAY I will be turning 76 this year, and seems like the years have flown. I am married 52 years, and have always had a fondness for you in my heart. Hope you are doing OK...Best of luck, and GOD BLESS YOU..
from Constance Louise Rossi You brought me many, many smiles. Happy birthday to a lovely lady!
from Mary Crean My granny went to see Calam every time she had a row with her husband in the 50s. As she was a very feisty lady she probably contributed substantially to your royalties!! I hope so anyway as my daughter and I love the film x
from Bart Uknow Happy Bday......FROM https://www.facebook.com/#!/animalloversworld
from annaliek in Poland
from Meryl M Ledbrooke Happy Birthday Doris, I have loved your music and films since I was a small child..and I am nearly 59! I still love your singing, and enjoy listening to your songs, your voice is amazing and you will always be my favourite singer of all time. I think it's truly wonderful that you have done so much for the animals in your lifetime...and you admired by many. You are a very special lady and I wish you every happiness on your birthday...lots of love from Meryl Ledbrooke, England.
from Philip C. Binstead Hi, I grew up listening to Doris Day records on the radio and playing the 78's at home. I went to the movies to see her films; she is indeed a very special lady who has touched so many everyday lives like my own over many years. Now, for me, her hit song It's Magic says it all, Many happy returns Miss Day for April 3rd, Thank you for so many wonderful memorable songs. Who hasn't hasn't whistled Que Sera, Sera or sung along to it, but my favourite will always be It's Magic. All Good Wishes from a Lifelong Fan.
from Kristi King I love you with all my heart Ms. Day. You are and have always been my inspiration. I am praying your manager delivered my package about My Tribute Show to you and your life. www.kristiking.com. God bless your amazing heartand all the animals thru DDAF to which I donate proceeds from all shows and CD's
from Poland Dear Doris! You were, are and will always be for me a great actress with a wonderful voice of an angel! Your voice is a diamond! You are an amazing woman!! ❤❤❤ Happy Birthday! I wish you 200 years of happiness, great health, love, good luck, good fun, and a smile on your face. Your true fan from Poland:) Anna Snochowska (anialek36)http://www.youtube.com/user/anialek36
from Pam Dolan I Love Doris Day so much, she gave me so much joy when I was growing up, She has the voice of an angel! She is my American Idol! I loved all her movies but The Man who knew to much and Please don't eat the daisies and It Happened to Jane were my faves! Love you Doris and Thank You!!!
from Alexis Pappas-Rushing You were always my favorite singer and actress growing up and still today. I think people can feel the heart from you. And it is heard in your voice and songs. I always wanted to meet you, to say Thank You for the wonderful memories.
from Jerry Davis I watched Doris Day on the BW TV when I was 8 and like every other male fell in love with girl next door... To this day I still enjoy her movies and songs and would like to state as Icons like Doris disappear into the sunset This country becomes one more step closer to extinction... Doris I love you and thanks for all you shared with us...
from Cora Maron Happy Birthday, to my birthday "Buddy"!!!
from Vivian Hodnett You are my favorite star, such a classy lady and so beautiful...and that voice! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
from Lynn Wood Lots of Love Doris, have a great day your a great lady!
from Rita Debono Happy birthday to my favourite star! I was so crazy about you that I wouldn't eat my soup unless my granny said it was "also for Doris Day." Then I would eat it Lots of love from your fan Rita. xxxxxx
from Kathy Hicks Love you and all your movies....very classy woman. Hope you have a wonderful blessed birthday!
from Mary Ann Goetz Happy Birthday! You have brought so much joy into my life throughout the years. God Bless!
from Karen Bright Cline Happy Birthday! I have always loved you and your movies!
from Liam Myles HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIS, love from Liam xxx
from Karen Colley Harris Happy Birthday Doris! I love your latest CD "My Heart". Thank you for bringing so much beauty to life.
from John Drilling What a doll!
from Eddie Allman Happy birthday Doris!! We still love you!. AGAIN: remain's my # 1, and thank's for so many wonderful songs. You left us young in heart forever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
from Linda Woan love doris day happy birthday doris
from Robin Berkley I grew up watching all your movies, loved every one & have many in my personal collection today. Thank you for giving so many of us great laughs and entertainment. It would be a special treat to meet you in person & talk about your favorite experiences in life. Just, well thanks Ms. Day...
from Patricia Scarr-Yoder I had my daughter on your birthday she said I had it planned because we were always watching your movie have a lot on vhs but don't see them on dvd.
from Debbie Sutherland Happy Birthday, Beautiful! XO
from Rhonda Tate-Schwebach Happy Birthday to a wonderful person. I love you because of your love for animals the most. But you have entertain many in music, movies that I to love. May God bless you always !
from Pixie Janet Anderson Happy Birthday darling sister woman..............may your light shine always...........loves and hugs Pixie & girls xxx
from Tresa K Baker happy birthday Miss Doris hope its your best yet!!:)
from Christian Klein Happy Birthday our Doris, and you are the best Actor!!!
from Jennifer Kohu A very happy birthday Doris from Australia
from Lily Dabasol I love all your songs and musics the oldest I know when I was in grade 6... 'Secret Love' 1953 ...and the movie 'Calamity Jane'. Happy Birthday, Doris many more to come. God bless.
from Tonina Rivera happi birthday from España DORIS
from Karen German happy birthday
from Christal Simmons Happy Birthday Ms. Day...You're my all-time favorite! Seen all of your movies.
from Angie Breeden Happy Birthday Doris. Thanks for your dedication to animals...you're the best!
from Catherine Russell Hultberg Happy Birthday Doris.....
from Wayne Glass A whole generation of us guys still in love with the "girl next door". Happy Birthday, Doris!
from Bernice Shipp Bates Happy Birthday, We love your music. Thank you!
from James Jung Dear Doris---I have been a fan of your movies and recordings for many years ....I hope you have a wonderful birthday and may all your wishes come true !! Our family and friends celebrated my grandmother's 85th birthday today !! Three generations of fans !! Love and Happiness to you always.....James.
from Korina Wallace you were my dads favorite! god rest his soul
from Bruce Bardon Happy Birthday to you Miss Doris DAY CONGRATS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR MOVIES You gave a solid family forum even to a 8 year old in my time of the 60's Thank You and best of wishes to you always!
from Cynthia Dobson Happy Birthday, Ms Day...love your movies, love your singing, and most of all, share your love of animals. Heard your interview with Terry Gross and wish I, too, could have such a wonderful home to share full of furry angels! ~Cynthia
from Jack Johnston Lots of love from Liverpool, Doris a living legend! X
from Alan Hustak keep sailing along, on Moonlight Bay...
from Elisabeth Di Dio happy birthday
from Charlotte Buck Frank One of my very favorite singers/actresses/people. I always love your music and your movies. You are such a beautiful person...inside and out. Sending you a birthday hug from Adna, Washington!!!
from TONI O'BRIEN Happy Birthday Doris Day!! and many more!!
You bring sunshine and inspiration to the world. Wish I
could meet you someday.
Dear ''DAME'' Doris Day, As a 13 year old boy I fell in love with your fabulous looks and not long after that I was totally captured when, for the first time I heard you sing(the charming song ''domino'') and i was hooked for life. After my retirement, I have purchased all your recordings on CD and movies on DVD and I have downloaded many precious collectors items from the internet which are not available in stores. I am 75 years now (1938) , I am still in love with you and I always will be. I thank you for all the happy moments and romantic memories that you have given me and I wish you a blessed 89th birthday among all your loved ones and hopefully many more years ahead in good health. Your biggest FAN and ADMIRER in Holland Roemert, Amsterdam
from Pettles Lolly Happy Birthday Doris - you're always internationally celebrated. Stay happy Doris - much love to you. Thank you Mike DeVita for keeping Doris in our minds, and yourself for that matter. :) Much love to you Mike.
from Nancy Roesch Happy Birthday Doris
from Regina Garrido Soto Dear Doris: Wish you the most wonderful and healthy birthday this year seeing that your will to protect your little "four leggers" gains more and more followers each day. Really you are the only star,singer and actress who makes your fans so close to you.Thank you , Doris, The whole world loves you so much. From Santiago de Chile to Carmel flying across the Black Hills of Dakota and Deadwood City looking for the spirit of Calamity Jane.
from SylRock Happy Birthday Doris Mary Ann, Best wishes on your wonderful
day. Thank you for being such a wonderful person. Again, my best to you on your
day and everyday.
from Mark Shadbolt "Happy Birthday DORIS!"!...
from John Kane HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIS DAY! I enjoyed all of your movies and your recordings.
from Steve Thomas happy bday Happy Birthday Doris Day Que Sera Sera
from Dawn Blow Happy Birthday Doris Day!! Hope you have a lovely day!! Xxxxxxxxxx
from Paws 4 Abigail Happy Birthday to Doris Day (born April 3, 1924), American actress, singer and animal rights activist.
To celebrate, Paws 4 Abigail has seleced our daily Dog Quote from the woman who founded Actors and Others for Animals and the Doris Day Animal League.
"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source."
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from Linde Lund Happy birthday dear Doris Day,
I wish a million times good health and I hope I can listen to your voice on Youtube on this very special day.
Your voice didn't change. You sounds so young.
I love your last CD especially the song by your son Terry.
What a beautiful CD!
Happy birthday to you dear Doris Day!
The world loves you and I'm one of your devoted fans.
from Susan Drobnis Ratcliff Doris, I spent countless hours as a child singing and dancing to your songs in my living room. I grew up with your records and movies and loved every one of them. You were, and still are, my very favorite. Talent like your's doesn't exist today. I'm so glad I just found this site to be able to wish you a very happy birthday and so many more to come. Thank You for the happiest of memories singing and dancing to your songs.
from Rosa Ivonne Newton To Doris day family. Thank you. I enjoy watch her. If I can I will say thank you her. She know I love her. Enjoy watch pillow talk. Thank you.
from Patti Johnson Sending a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish to the wonderful and inspirational Ms. Doris Day! ♥ ♥ ♥
from Gaye Smith happy birthday doris!! you are my fave all time actress!!
from Angie Crawley Yard Happy Happy Birthday to the most beautiful woman on earth, inside and out! I love all of your movies and all that you do for animals. You are so special to my heart, if I am sad, I watch one of your movies and I cheer right up! Thank you for all you do, you are truly a legend and you are so special to me. Lots of love from Atlanta, GA!
from Donna Plumacher Reed Happy Birthday Doris Day. I have always loved your movies.
from Kathie Hopkins Happy Birthday Dear Lady! I love your movies, songs and TV show! I especially love that you have your foundation to help the animals! Thank-you so much Miss Day! My daughters love your movies too! We have fun watching "By The Light of the Silvery Moon". We have watched that together ever since they were little girls. Happy Birthday! I hope that you are having a lovely Birthday!
from Rosa Ivonne Newton To Doris day family. Thank you. I enjoy watch her. If I can I will say thank you her. She know I love her. Enjoy watch pillow talk. Thank you.
P A R T I N G S H O T S
"I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people."
"I'm going to do as much as I can for the animal world, and I'll never stop."
"I like joy; I want to be joyous. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that's all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.”
"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source."
"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."
DORIS DAY AND MOTOWN??? Rarely, if ever, does one mention Doris Day and Motown in the same breath...until now. Currently previewing on Broadway (opening April 14th) is a new show called MOTOWN, THE MUSICAL. It is the story of Berry Gordy and Motown Records. What is the "Doris Day Connection"? See the article below, written by Roger Friedman:
Motown's First Act Might Have Been ... Doris Day! Roger Friedman
One important thing I gleaned from an early preview performance last night on Broadway of “Motown: The Musical’: Doris Day could have been its first act, way before The Supremes or Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. A young Berry Gordy was writing songs and pitching them to Jackie Wilson — and he actually had some hits like “Reet Petite.” But Gordy really wanted to sell a song to Doris Day. She’s not what you think of when you think Motown. But Gordy wrote a song for her and sent it, naively, to “Doris Day– Hollywood” in what they used to call ‘the mail.’ He didn’t get an answer.
I can’t tell you too much about “Motown” yet because the creators are still tinkering with it. I will tell every seat is sold, and the joint is jumping. They’ve packed at least 60 songs into the show including two written by Gordy for Jackie Wilson, and one or two new songs. But let’s say 57 of them are Motown classics, heard in snippets to full length versions. This is not an easy show to pull off because “Motown” had so many acts, and the acts were groups as well as solos, and they each have separate stories. You do pretty much see or hear everyone who was ever involved with the company, which is amazing.
The show is extremely well cast, from the young lady who plays Diana Ross down to the little boy we saw last night who re-creates little Michael Jackson. The show now — it may change– even has a quick tribute to Rick James. Also, I found it interesting that Gordy, who wrote the book for the show based on his autobiography, can be unsparing about his own failures even while celebrating his many successes.
“Motown” is going to be a monster hit — actually it is already. I can’t wait to see it when it’s all done on April 14th. And yes, there is a “Doris Day” singer who croons that early Gordy tune. Clever.
PS Quite a gang for late theater supper last night at Bar Centrale: Chris Rock and Zack Braff, plus Richard Kind, Bobby Cannavale, and Joey Slotnick after a performance of “The Big Knife.” And everyone’s talking about how good almost all the new shows are. A very solid Broadway season.
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