Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In which movie does Doris Day play an advertising account executive?||Doris Day Movies
Lover Come Back. OK, so she wasn't in "Fellowship of the Ring", but she would have made a great Galadriel!
|"That Touch of Mink" was nominated for 3 Academy Awards in 1962. What were they?||Doris Day Movies
Story & Screenplay, Art Direction/Set Direction, Sound. It should have also won for Best Actress, Cutest Clothes and Cutest Leading Man.
|Rock Hudson and Tony Randall pair up in more than one Doris Day movie. What is the name of the film in which Rock Hudson plays a hypochondriac?||Doris Day Movies
Send Me No Flowers. He's convinced he is dying and asks Tony Randall to help him find a new husband for Miss Day.
The Man Who Knew Too Much. One of her trademark songs, "Que Sera Sera" was introduced in this film.
|What is the name of the film in which Doris Day plays an interior decorator?||Doris Day Movies
Pillow Talk. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role.
|Doris Day was not only in romantic comedies. In which movie was she being slowly driven mad by life-threatening phone calls?||Doris Day Movies
Midnight Lace. Myrna Loy had a part in this film. She was still beautiful!
The Glass Bottom Boat. This is rather a goofy movie. One of my favorites!
|Doris Day starred in a remake of the 1940s film "My Favorite Wife". What was the name of this remake?||Doris Day Movies
Move Over, Darling. Doris Day made a reference to the original movie, saying that she had seen it as a young girl.
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to German Catholic parents. She had two brothers, Richard and Paul. Her father and mother divorced when she was about eight.
|What was one reason Doris Day turned down the role of Mrs Robinson in "The Graduate" (1967)?||Doris Day
Her then husband was disgusted by the novel and refused to pass it on to Doris. It is also said that Doris herself thought the movie role unbecoming. Doris retired from movies a year later, and had her own TV series, "The Doris Day Show" (1968).
|After Doris Day retired from acting she became an activist for which cause?||Doris Day
Animal Welfare. She devoted her life to animals and their welfare, starting the Doris Day Animal League in Carmel, California, in 1980.
|Doris Day has been married several times, with which husband did she have her only child, Terry?||Doris Day
Al Jorden. Al Jorden was a trombonist who she married shortly before her 17th birthday. He turned out to be a violent and abusive husband, and soon after the birth of her son Terry in 1942 she divorced him. Her third husband Marty Melcher adopted Terry.
|In which 'wild west' style movie did Doris Day star alongside actor Howard Keel?||Doris Day
Calamity Jane. "Calamity Jane" (1953) was set in the wild west. It is loosely based on the life of legend Calamity Jane and explores a romance between Calamity and Wild Bill Hickok.
Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff. Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff was born April 3, 1924.
Bugs Bunny. The song "Freddie Get Ready" was sung by Doris and her co-star, Jack Carson, along with Bugs and Tweety Bird.
It was where Doris performed for the first time as a 'pro'...earning $5.00 a night!. Still on crutches after the car accident, Doris earned what was then (1937-1938) a pretty good salary.
|Despite many requests from fans around the world (and many lucrative offers from producers), Doris Day will probably never return to show business. She is exceedingly happy in her Carmel-By-The-Sea home where she tends to numerous dogs and oversees her animal rights foundation. She is also the co-owner of a hotel in Carmel where pets are as welcome as their owners. What is the name of this popular tourist attraction?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
The Cypress Inn. Experiencing some financial difficulties in his faltering music business, Doris's son, Terry, suggested she purchase the Cypress Inn, a Carmel landmark formerly known as 'La Ribera", 'Cypress West', and finally the 'Cypress Inn'. Thanks, in part, to Doris's sincere love of animals Carmel has become one of the most 'pet friendly' cities in the country.
|Speaking of awards, in 2004 President George W. Bush awarded Doris a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Although she gratefully accepted the award, she refused to attend the ceremony in person. What reason did she give?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
She refused to fly.. Doris Day would not set foot in an airplane, although in "Julie" she portrayed an airline stewardess who was forced to land a plane after the pilot and co-pilot were killed by Louis Jourdan. She has been mentioned several times for a Kennedy Center Award, but since the recipient must attend the ceremony in person, she has not been selected to receive one. (Doris: If you are reading this, I will gladly volunteer to drive you to Washington, DC.)
|Doris Day received many awards during her years as an entertainer, including an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her work in "Pillow Talk". However, there was one award she received that she probably wasn't too thrilled about. What was it?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Women's Press Club "Sour Apple Award". Along with her popularity, her need for privacy also increased over the years and she was not particularly fond of fan magazines that invented a lot of stories about her. The Women's Press Club gave her the "Sour Apple Award" for being the "Most Uncooperative Actress". Like many famous people (such as Princess Diana) Doris and Marty preferred to use the press to their advantage.
|Doris Day was a successful movie star and was often given the 'special treatment' that celebrities seem to enjoy. Marty Melcher told reporters of an encounter that he and Doris had while driving in upstate New York. A policeman in a small town stopped them for going through a traffic light. What happened next?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Doris made a rude remark that was overheard by the trooper.. The officer had been very friendly and professional to both Marty and Doris, and intended to give them only a written warning. In the process of writing the citation, he heard Doris say in a rather loud voice something to the effect of "I've never been so insulted and I will NEVER do another policeman benefit performace again." The officer returned to the car, leaned in and said to Doris, "I heard you, lady." and proceeded to give them a regular traffic ticket instead of the warning.
|Most fans and critics consider "Love Me Or Leave Me" to be the best film of Doris Day's career. Even though it fudged a few facts and overlooked the fact that Doris Day's singing was in no way similar to the person she was portraying, it was still a major success when it was released in 1955. Who was this famous singer of the 1930s?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Ruth Etting. In 1955, when the film was released, the Breen Commission set the moral code for films and demanded that racier aspects of Etting's life be cleaned up for the movie. Despite this cleansing, Ruth Etting, herself, approved of Doris Day's performance and MGM was credited with producing one of the most accurate musical biographies ever made. James Cagney played Marty Snyder, a Chicago hoodlum who fell in love with Etting and took the credit for providing her with opportunities that made her successful. For the first and only time in his career, Cagney took second-billing to Doris and was nominated for a 'Best Actor' Oscar for his performance.
|Appearing for the first time on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in September of 1974 (a previous appearance had been made when MacLean Stevenson was the guest host), Doris displayed something to Johnny and his audience that had only been whispered about surreptitiously in the press. What was it?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Evidence of her recent (and successful!) breast enlargement surgery. As Doris approached her 50th birthday, without the controlling influence of Marty to dampen her spirits, she wanted to shed some of the 'Doris Day persona'...and ended up with a very impressive bosom. On Johnny's show, she wore a powder-blue bell bottom-pants suit with no evidence of a brassiere under her thin blouse...and she was HOT!
|Alfred Hitchcock specifically wanted Doris for "The Man Who Knew Too Much", after seeing her dramatic performance in "Storm Warning". What did Hitchcock do for Doris Day that he never did for any other actresses in his films?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Commissioned the song "Que Sera, Sera" since he knew it would play an important role in the movie. Hitchcock wanted to use Doris' unique talents in order to film one of the most fascinating scenes in "The Man Who Knew Too Much". She and her husband (James Stewart) were desperately trying to find their kidnapped son and while she was singing "Que Sera, Sera" at a dinner party, her son began to whistle the tune from the third floor room where he was being held. Doris did not like the song at first, thinking it to be too simple and childlike. It later became one of her signature tunes and won the 'Best Song' Oscar in 1956.
|'Matilda Shouted Fire' was a play by British playright Janet Green. In the movie version, Doris played Kit Preston, a wealthy American heiress who was being driven mad by her scheming husband played by Rex Harrison. What was the name of this movie?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Midnight Lace. 'Midnight Lace' (1960) was a psychological thriller on the order of 'Gaslight', where the husband forced his wife to think she was going mad by subjecting her to such things as mysterious phone calls and eerie voices in the fog. The film also featured a delightful performance by Myrna Loy and an appearance by John Gavin, who went on to become the U.S. ambassador to Mexico in 1981.
|In only one film, the character played by Doris Day was killed. What was the name of the dramatic film which also featured Doris in her first non-singing, non-dancing role?||A Long Day's Journey Into Doris
Storm Warning. Doris was thrilled with the chance to work with one of her movie 'idols', Ginger Rogers, in this edgy variation on Tennessee William's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. Released in 1950, this was one of the first films to focus attention on the violent activities of the Ku Klux Klan. Doris played the unsuspecting wife of a Klan leader, who was forced to kill her when Doris' sister (Rogers) found out about his membership. Ronald Reagan also starred in this film.
Al Jordan. Doris may have seemed like the sunny, cheerful 'girl next door', but her private life, especially when it came to husbands, was hardly blissful. Her first husband, Al Jordan, was a trombonist with the band Doris sang for and she fell head over heels for him. Unfortunately, he was physically and verbally abusive to her and cheated on her several times. The only good thing to come out of the marriage (1941-1943) was her son. George Weidler was her second husband, and Barry Comden her fourth. Jerome Rosenthal was the attorney who cheated her out of millions of dollars while she was married to Marty Melcher, her third husband who adopted Terry and gave him his last name.