Doris Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019) was an American actress and singer, and an outspoken animal rights activist since her retirement from show business. Her entertainment career began in the 1940s as a big band singer. In 1945 she had her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey". In 1948, she appeared in her first film, Romance on the High Seas. During her entertainment career, she appeared in 39 films, recorded more than 650 songs, received an Academy Award nomination, won a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award, and, in 1989, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. As of 2009, Day was the top-ranking female box office star of all time and ranked sixth among the top ten box office performers (male and female). Description above from the Wikipedia article Doris Day, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Sequel to On Moonlight Bay. The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Gordon MacRae  •  Mary Wickes  •  Leon Ames
Calamity Jane (1953)


Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok fuss, feud and fall in love. At first, Calamity is too busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay attention to such girlie things as dresses and perfume. She soon changes her mind when Katie Brown arrives in town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Howard Keel  •  Allyn Ann McLerie  •  Philip Carey
Julie (1956)

A terrified stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew L. Stone
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Louis Jourdan  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Frank Lovejoy
On Moonlight Bay (1951)

The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Gordon MacRae  •  Leon Ames  •  Rosemary DeCamp
Pillow Talk (1959)


A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Doris Day  •  Tony Randall  •  Thelma Ritter
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Bruce (Rod Taylor), the owner of a aerospace company, is infatuated with Jennifer (Doris Day) and hires her to be his biographer so that he can be near her and win her affections. Is she actually a Russian spy trying to obtain aerospace secrets?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Rod Taylor  •  Arthur Godfrey  •  John McGiver
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

A widescreen, Technicolor remake by Hitchcock of his 1934 film of the same title. A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Doris Day  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Bernard Miles
Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Doris Day  •  Hoagy Carmichael
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Cagney  •  Cameron Mitchell  •  Robert Keith
That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel
Teacher's Pet (1958)

A rugged city editor (Clark Gable) poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor (Doris Day).  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Mamie Van Doren
Midnight Lace (1960)

Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Rex Harrison  •  John Gavin  •  Myrna Loy
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, begin dating and eventually decide to get married. But they're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, who are not very excited about the new union ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Morris
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Brian Keith  •  Pat Carroll  •  Barbara Hershey
That Touch of Mink (1962)

A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Doris Day  •  Gig Young  •  Audrey Meadows
It's a Great Feeling (1949)

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Doris Day  •  Jack Carson  •  Bill Goodwin
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Gene Kelly  •  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney
Young at Heart (1954)

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Gig Young  •  Ethel Barrymore
Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors
Do Not Disturb (1965)

"Doris Day continues her reign as America's sweetheart" (Motion Picture Herald) in this "bright, colorful comedy of marital misunderstanding" (The Film Daily). Co-starring Rod Taylor (The Glass Bottom Boat) and featuring whip-smart dialogue, a hilarious plot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Levy
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Rod Taylor  •  Hermione Baddeley  •  Sergio Fantoni
Rowan & Martin At the Movies (1968)

This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the only other performer listed in the credits who is actually there in person. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Dan Rowan  •  Dick Martin  •  Herb Alpert  •  Dan Blocker