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Today In Doris Day History

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Today, December 20th is the 55th anniversary of the 1961 release of Doris Day and Rock Hudson's film Lover Come Back.

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And after all this time, some things haven't changed in the advertising industry!

This is also the week, 57 years ago, during which Doris recorded most of the tracks for her "What Every Girl Should Know" album. Her rendition of "Mood Indigo" is superb.

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January 1,1960 marks the release of Doris Day's compilation album Listen To Day. It was released quickly to capitalize on the massive popularity of Doris' film Pillow Talk.
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Thank you both for the trivia regarding these albums, some of her best!

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January 11-1957 is the anniversary of Doris Day starting to record The Pajama Game soundtrack.
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January 19-1960 marks the anniversary of Doris Day's Hooray For Hollywood - Volume 2 album release.
Hooray For Hollywood - Volume 1 was released on October 20-1959.
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Doris Day -January 19-1961
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Today in Doris Day history, Doris placed her handprints and footprints in cement outside the historic Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on January 19-1961.
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Today in Doris Day history marks the release of The Ballad of Josie on February 1, 1967.

I think the story and Doris' performance as a woman fighting for equality in this film western was under appreciated. It is a charming, warm-hearted film that is better than it's reviews.
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I agree, Johnny, and think that the chemistry between Doris and Peter Graves was just right. Director Andrew McLaglen commented that Doris could do a scene in fewer takes than any actress he ever worked with.

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Feb. 4, 1949, was the last day of Doris's first tour with Bob Hope and Les Brown. They entertained in 33 U.S. cities in 33 days. Wouldn't it have been great to be in one of the audiences?!

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Listening to Doris sing in films and on television has always been a great joy. Yes, It would have been a dream come true to hear Doris sing in person.

My friend Jamie's father who was a young Canadian soldier, drove to Detroit in 1944(?) to hear Doris sing. Doris came down from the stage and danced with him even though there was a light rain. He said he would never forget her dazzling smile and great warmth.
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A sweet story, Johnny.

On February 7, 1945, Doris and Les Brown recorded "Tain't Me." That July it became their 3rd of several hits that charted in Billboard's Top 10.

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Today in Doris Day History on February 8, 1942, Doris gave birth to her son Terry.

On February 8-1943, Doris divorced her first husband Al Jordan who was the father of her son Terry.

On February 8-1960, Doris Day received 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first star was awarded for her work in films and the second star was awarded for her recordings.
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Love the photo of Doris & Terry. With good reason, his talented influence on the recording industry is still widely respected by others in that line of work.

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On February 9- 1950, the film Young Man With A Horn was released. It starred Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall and Doris Day.

On February 10, 1951, Doris ' film Storm Warning was released. Storm Warning is the only film in which Doris' character died.

On February 10, 2008, Doris Day received a Lifetime Grammy Achievement Award.
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On February 15th 1976, Doris Day Her Own Story debuts on The New York Times best seller list at #6 position.
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Today in Doris Day history on March 1-1951, the music soundtrack to Lullaby of Broadway ws released.
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The album from Lullaby reached #1 on at least one music chart (can't recall which chart). Songs by Harry Warren, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin are hard to beat!

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The Cuttin' Capers album was released March 9, 1959 in the U.S. Except for Joe Lubin's title song, the majority of the music was written in the 1920s, -30s, and -40s. Doris's rendition of "Why Don't We Do This More Often" just shatters her girl-next-door image!

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Musiclover, have you heard the recording - You're driving me crazy- which I gather was recorded for this album but never made the release- though I don't know why as it is superb.

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Today, March 13th in Doris Day history:

The music soundtrack album, Young Man With A Horn was released on March 13-1950.

On March 13, 1953, the music soundtrack album, By The Light of The Silvery Moon was released.
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Today in Doris Day History:

On March 14-1971 the Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff TV special aired. Doris had Perry Como as her guest. It was nominated for a prime time Emmy award.

On March 14-1976, Doris Day, Her Own Story was ranked #1 on The New York Times best- seller books list.
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Jas -- yes, I think Doris's rendition of "You're Driving Me Crazy" is terrific! Wish it had been included as one of the tracks on the "Cuttin' Capers" album . . . but it is on a compilation CD called "Live It Up." Better late than never, I guess. The song is one of several dozen for which Walter Donaldson wrote the lyric as well as the music.

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On March 20-1962, Doris Day's album Bright and Shiny was released.
Some of the songs on this album are:
I Want Yo Be Happy
Singin' In The Rain
Make Someone Happy (my favourite)
On The Sunny Side of The Street

The song Bright and Shiny was specifically written for this album by Bob Sherman and Dick Sherman
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Johnny, "Make Someone Happy" is my favorite from that album, too -- another fine song by Jule Styne, with lyric by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. I think Doris's 1956 rendition of their "The Party's Over" is even better.

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