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Old 05-13-2019, 08:08 AM
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Doris Day had died


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Old 05-13-2019, 08:10 AM
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:20 AM
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Loved her in Love me or Leave Me. RIP..
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:28 AM
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I was wondering how old she was. She seemed to be around forever.

I did love her films of the 50s and 60s. Heck, as a kid, I watched her TV show through its various permutations. I see from IMDB that this is her last acting credit. But she has a LOT more citations for "Soundtrack", right up through last year.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000013/
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:57 AM
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I was hopelessly enamored of her when I was a kid. That fresh, freckly face was irresistible. I read a biography of her some years ago. She apparently was sick of that goody image and longed to make a naughty movie, but was convinced not to do so.
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Loved her movies and her songs. Que sera, sera.

RIP, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:44 AM
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RIP Miss Day; thanks for sticking around as long as you did.
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Betty White and Carl Reiner are also 97. Maybe we should brace ourselves.
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Wow. Que sera sera, indeed.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:10 AM
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Every year Doris day did a phone interview with a local radio station on her birthday to a) prove she wasn't dead, b) prove she wasn't crazy, but simply didn't want a lot of people seeking her out and c) talk about animal welfare.

Here's an interview she did just over a month ago.

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Doris Day was still alive?!
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We watched an old Carson a few months ago with her as a guest.

She just sparkled.

She was preceded in death by her only child Terry Melcher. Melcher was famous for working with the Beach Boys (Kokomo) and many others, like Charlie Manson.

Sad that she withdrew from the world for so long.

I think I have Lover Come Back still on the DVR ...
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:10 PM
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Aloha, Doris.

I'll always remember Groucho's quote: "I knew Doris before she was a virgin." (or words to that effect).
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Doris Day's only child Terry Melcher had been living in the house that was later leased to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, and the Manson followers thought he was still living there and they were going to kill him for not recording Manson.

ETA: In Tribute

Watch it, hey, I'm Doris Day
I was not brought up that way.
Won't come across
Even Rock Hudson lost
His heart to Doris Day

(But he was gay!)

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Sad that she withdrew from the world for so long.
She didn't, she just withdrew from showbiz and celebrityhood. She was no hermit.
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Every year Doris day did a phone interview with a local radio station on her birthday to a) prove she wasn't dead, b) prove she wasn't crazy, but simply didn't want a lot of people seeking her out and c) talk about animal welfare.

Here's an interview she did just over a month ago.
C was huge for her, at least when I lived in the Monterey area. She owned a hotel, Cypress Inn, in downtown Carmel by the Sea, which was notable for at the time being extremely pet friendly She also gave tremendously to local animal welfare charities. I never met her when I lived in the area, but I worked with people who did and they said she was unfailingly gracious.

Such a loss.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:23 PM
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I was hopelessly enamored of her when I was a kid. That fresh, freckly face was irresistible. I read a biography of her some years ago. She apparently was sick of that goody image and longed to make a naughty movie, but was convinced not to do so.
It may not have ben a "naughty" movie, but her role in The Pajama Game (one of my favorites of the era, not least because it featured Carol Haney) was a helluva lot edgier than her usual image.
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I'm definitely going to listen to "Sentimental Journey" before turning in tonight. One of my all-time favorite songs.

Now if I can only find a copy of "Rove Me or Reave Me and Ret Me Be Ronery"....*

RIP, Dor!

*A McHale's Navy quote.
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I was thinking about her just the other day. She was such a favorite of mine when I was young.

RIP Doris.
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My Mom's uncle always claimed he hid cash in his Doris Day LPs.

When he died, we checked every LP. Nada.
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My Mom's uncle always claimed he hid cash in his Doris Day LPs.

When he died, we checked every LP. Nada.
Guess it just wasn't your day.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:35 PM
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I remember when Everybody Loves a Lover came out (1958?), with both parts of the duet sung by her. Although I knew how it was done, technically, such electronic wizardry was uncommon and performers took notice of this newfangled recording stuff that did things you couldn't do live, and with high fidelity. Recording had come of age, and was about to race past live music, in spite of what the union said.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:15 PM
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I was hopelessly enamored of her when I was a kid. That fresh, freckly face was irresistible. I read a biography of her some years ago. She apparently was sick of that goody image and longed to make a naughty movie, but was convinced not to do so.
Famously, she was offered the role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate:

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...Day remained one of the top box-office stars, male or female, in the US throughout the 60s. She was also one of the highest-paid. However, in her late films The Ballad of Josie (1967), Caprice (1967) and, finally, With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), she failed to find roles that suited her age. It seems a pity that she refused Mike Nichols’s offer to play the seductive Mrs Robinson in The Graduate (1967), a plum role that went to Anne Bancroft. Day wrote: “I could not see myself rolling around in the sheets with a young man half my age whom I’d seduced. I realised it was an effective part, but it offended my sense of values.” ...
https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...s-day-obituary

Apparently she did want to be taken seriously as a dramatic actress, but felt that particular role was a bridge too far.
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I am never forget when she played starring role of hypotenuse in great Russian film “The Eternal Triangle. “

...actually, that’s my main frame of reference for her. Hmm.
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