When people look at the facts, they discover that Doris Day is the most popular female actress of all time (with or without the prized Academy Award). She starred in 39 films in 20 years, and that is also a record. Honored for her achievements with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, this video encapsulates those 39 films with accompanying music from most. A quick view will quickly show the variety of films and the extent of Miss Day’s talents both visually and musically. She certainly is “one of a kind”!
THIS DELIGHTFUL PICTURE IS TAKEN FROM DORIS' FIRST FILM, "ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS". THE MOVIE MADE HER AN OVERNIGHT, WORLD-WIDE STAR AND LED TO HER RECORD AS "QUEEN OF THE BOX OFFICE". NO ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD HISTORY HAS BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL OR MORE SOLID AT THE BOX OFFICE. (CHECK THIS LINK)
DORIS APPEARED IN 39 FILMS IN A 20 YEAR PERIOD, VERY RARE FOR MOST STARS. IN ONE YEAR ALONE, SHE WAS IN 5 FILMS.
BELOW YOU CAN CLICK ON THE TRAILERS TO ALL 39 OF HER FILMS, IN THE ORDER OF RELEASE. SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY
ALL THE TRAILERS OF DORIS DAY'S MOVIES (IF A TRAILER WAS UNAVAILABLE, WE HAVE USED A SCENE OR A SONG TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE FILM SOUNDTRACK)
DORIS COULD HAVE WON AN OSCAR FOR SO MANY DIFFERENT AND VARIED PERFORMANCES FROM COMEDY, TO MYSTERY, TO DRAMA. HERE, FROM "BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO" IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF DORIS NOT ONLY SINGING BUT ACTING ON A GREAT STANDARD TUNE. IT CERTAINLY DOES NOT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS; IT IS A PERFECT INTERPRETATION.
BIG MOVIEHIGHLIGHT SONGS YES, WE DO HAVE A SEPARATE MUSIC PAGE FOR DORIS, AND MANY SONGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THERE. BUT WHEN WE TALK DORIS DAY MOVIES, HALF OF THEM WERE MUSICALS, AND SOME OF THE SONGS WERE AS BIG AS THE MOVIES. THE FIRST ONE (BELOW) WAS SO POPULAR THAT IN THE UK, THE MOVIE WAS RETITLED WITH THE NAME OF THE SONG BECAUSE THE SONG WAS SO BIG BY THE TIME THE FILM OPENED IN LONDON AND THE UK.
"IT'S MAGIC"from "ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS" 1948 1st film 1st Oscar Nominated Song
THIS ONE GOT DORIS HER FIRST MUSICAL GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG FROM A MOTION PICTURE. THE MOVIE? CALAMITY JANE THE SONG? A super hit from 1953/1954:
THIS ONE GAVE DD HER SECOND GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG FROM A MOTION PICTURE. THE MOVIE: "THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH"
"QUE SERA, SERA"(WHATEVER WILL BE. WILL BE) 1956"THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" ANOTHER ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONG; IT DESERVED THE OSCAR
"JULIE"1956 Title Song from the film was also nominated for an Oscar that year. Here are the screen title credits and first two scenes from the movie, which feature Doris singing the song. Co-star: Louis Jordan. The movie got its first "official" release on DVD and BLUERAY in 2011. It's a good thriller!
Big Production Number from "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME". 1955 Soundtrack album wasTHE #1 Selling Album for the year, and an all-time top seller.
THE MOVIE IS ONE MOST CRITICS TODAY SAY SHOULD HAVE WON DORIS AN OSCAR, AND SHE WASN'T EVEN NOMINATED. WHAT A JOKE...
Also from "Love Me or Leave Me"; this was another Academy Award Nominee for 1955.
SO IF DORIS DAY HOLDS THE BOX OFFICE RECORD AS ALL TIME FEMALE BOX OFFICE STAR, HOW DID HER MOVIES ACTUALLY FARE AT THE BOX OFFICE. READ THIS EYE-OPENING ARTICLE BY WRITER AND PUBLICIST, PAUL BROGAN. (LINK)
SOMETIMES A SONG IS NOT SUNG; IT IS REALLY ACTED OUT TO MUSIC. SUCH IS THE CASE WITH THIS ONE BY DORIS, AS SHE INTERPRETS A BIG WILLIE NELSON SONG, "NIGHT LIFE", AND GIVES YOU A BRILLIANT VOCAL RENDITION OF THIS STANDARD TUNE, MAKING IT ALL HER OWN
FROM THE DORIS TV SPECIAL, "THE DORIS MARY ANN KAPPELHOFF SPECIAL", DORIS LOOKS BACK ON HER FANTASTIC COSTARS FROM 1948-1968 , WITH HER VERSION OF "THE WAY WE WERE"
Here's a link to a clip from "My Dream Is Yours". Doris is dancing with Jack Carson and the great Bugs Bunny.
Five songs she sang from movies were nominated; two won. Doris only got one Oscar Performance Nod, in 1959, for her role in "PILLOW TALK". It lost to a far inferior performance in a not so popular film. Winning an Oscar for comedy is generally not done. But that did not stop Doris from attending....
Doris Attends The Oscars...
DORIS SHOULD HAVE WON OSCARS FOR:
A SAD VERSION OF A POPULAR FIFTIES SONG , A HIT FOR ROSEMARY CLOONEY FROM "PAJAMA GAME" (LINK)
SPEAKING OF THE MOVIE VERSION OF "PAJAMA GAME", DORIS HAD A GREAT SONG IN THE MOVIE THAT ENDED UP ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR. HERE, IT IS RESTORED FOR YOU (link)
Turner Classic Movies from Monday, March 26th until April 6th, 2012 ran a mini-documentary about Doris' film career, narrated by her. The new 2 CD set by Sony was released on her birthday, April 3rd. It is already highly charted in pre-sales on Amazon.com. Link to this video