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One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Family (performer: "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)") (post-production)
 2016 Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street (Short) (performer: "Dream a Little Dream of Me")
 2014 Noble (performer: "Move Over Darling", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps")
 2013 Ray Donovan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bag or the Bat (2013) ... (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 2013 WPC 56 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Great Pretenders (2013) ... (performer: "Que Sera, Sera" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... (performer: "Everybody Loves a Lover" - uncredited)
- Christmas Special (2012) ... (performer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (performer: "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" - uncredited)
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Estinto (2012) ... (performer: "The Christmas Waltz")
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tricks and Treats (2012) ... (performer: "Buttons and Bows" - uncredited)
 2012 Moeder, ik wil bij de revue (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Het geheim (2012) ... (performer: "Secret Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The British Army of the Rhine (2012) ... (performer: "Anything You Can Do" - uncredited)
 2012 The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sharing an Intimate and Gross Moment (2012) ... (performer: "Tea For Two")
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (performer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Chinese Grand Prix: Highlights (2011) ... (performer: " (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai" - uncredited)
- The Chinese Grand Prix (2011) ... (performer: " (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai" - uncredited)
 2011 Shooting the Hollywood Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" - uncredited)
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "MAKIN' WHOOPEE")
 2010 Frankie & Alice (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)")
 2009 Julie & Julia (performer: "A Bushel and a Peck")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "I'm in Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Katherine Jenkins: A Girl from Neath (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)" - uncredited)
 2008 Bronson (performer: "Tea For Two")
 2008 Comme les autres (lyrics: "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)") / (performer: "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)")
 2007 Fred Claus (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", "Ludacrismas")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (performer: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco")
 2007 Married Life (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love")
 2007 The World Unseen (performer: "Again")
 2006 Emily Cries (Short) (performer: "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps")
 2006 Infamous (performer: "Teacher's Pet")
 2006 Lady in the Water (performer: "Secret Love")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Colors (2005) ... (performer: "Sentimental Journey")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Coat of White Primer (2005) ... (performer: "But Not for Me")
 2005 Madman Muntz: American Maverick (Documentary) (performer: "Que Sera Sera")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- There's Something About Marrying (2005) ... (performer: "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)")
 2004 Keisarikunta (performer: "Love Me Or Leave Me")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (performer: "Secret Love", "Tea for Two", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) ... (performer: "Que sera, sera")
- Secrets and Loans (2002) ... (performer: "Que Sera Sera")
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sight Unseen (2001) ... (performer: "Secret Love" - uncredited)
 2001 Tortilla Soup (performer: "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps")
 2000 Rat (performer: "Secret Love")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)")
 1999 The Man Who Drove with Mandela (Documentary) (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)")
 1998 Antz (performer: "High Hopes")
 1997 Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus" (excerpt))
 1997 Private Parts (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)")
 1996 Sleepers (performer: "All Alone", "I'll Never Stop Loving You")
 1996 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Beweisstück 30 (1996) ... (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" - uncredited)
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (performer: "'S Wonderful")
 1995 Three Wishes (performer: "Secret Love")
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (performer: "Secret Love")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "Shaking the Blues Away" (1927) - uncredited)
 1993 Heart and Souls (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)")
 1992 The Long Day Closes (performer: "At Sundown")
 1992 Strictly Ballroom ("Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"))
 1984-1992 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- ¡Feliz 20 cumpleaños! (1992) ... (performer: "The Circus Is on Parade")
- El circo II (1984) ... (performer: "The circus is on parade")
- El circo I (1984) ... (performer: "The circus is on parade")
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Hey There" - uncredited)
 1991 Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (TV Movie documentary) ("My Heart")
 1990/I Havana (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1989 The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One - Satan Claus (TV Short) (performer: "Toyland")
 1989 Gross Anatomy (performer: "If I Give My Heart To You")
 1989 New Year's Day (performer: "It's a Most Unusual Day")
 1988 Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII (performer: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)")
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (performer: "Secret Love" - uncredited)
 1983 The Terence Davies Trilogy (performer: "It All Depends on You")
 1983 Death and Transfiguration (Short) (performer: "It All Depends on You")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "Ten Cents a Dance" (1930) - uncredited)
 1975 Doris Day Today (TV Movie) (performer: "Sunshine Medley: Walking In The Sunshine / You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows / You Are My Sunshine / Sunshine on my Shoulders /, "Follow Me", "Exactly like you", "Que sera, sera", "Love me or leave me", "Secret Love", "Day by Day", "The way we were", "Everybody loves a Lover")
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- In the Name of Love (1974) ... (performer: "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" - uncredited)
- Because She's There (1974) ... (performer: "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" - uncredited)
 1974 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (TV Special documentary) (performer: "You Made Me Love You" - uncredited)
 1968-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (performer - 128 episodes)
- Byline, Alias Doris (1973) ... (performer: "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)")
- Welcome to Big Sur, Sir (1973) ... (performer: "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)")
- Meant for Each Other (1973) ... (performer: "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)")
- The Magnificent Fraud (1973) ... (performer: "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)")
- A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) ... (performer: "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)")
 1970 Alex in Wonderland (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 1967 Caprice (performer: "Caprice")
 1966 The Glass Bottom Boat (performer: "The Glass Bottom Boat", "Soft As The Starlight", "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" (uncredited))
 1965 Do Not Disturb (performer: "Do Not Disturb", "Au Revoir Is Goodbye with a Smile")
 1964 Send Me No Flowers ("Send Me No Flowers")
 1963 Move Over, Darling (music: "Beautiful Dreamer (1862)" - uncredited) / (performer: "Move Over, Darling", "Twinkle Lullaby", "Beautiful Dreamer (1862)" (uncredited))
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (performer: "Over and Over Again", "This Can't Be Love", "Circus On Parade", "My Romance", "Little Girl Blue", "Sawdust And Spangles And Dreams" (uncredited))
 1961 Lover Come Back (performer: "Lover Come Back", "Should I Surrender" - uncredited)
 1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (performer: "Please Don't Eat the Daisies", "Any Way the Wind Blows", "Que Sera Sera" (uncredited))
 1959 Pillow Talk (performer: "Pillow Talk", "Roly Poly", "Possess Me")
 1958 The Tunnel of Love (performer: "The Tunnel of Love" (uncredited), "Have Lips, Will Kiss in the Tunnel of Love", "Run Away, Skidaddle, Skidoo")
 1958 Teacher's Pet (performer: "Teacher's Pet", "The Girl Who Invented Rock and Roll")
 1957 The Pajama Game (performer: "I'm Not At All In Love", "Once-A-Year-Day!", "Small Talk", "There Once Was a Man", "Hey There" (reprise), "7 1/2 Cents")
 1956 Julie (performer: "Julie")
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (performer: "Whatever Will Be" (1956), "We'll Love Again" (1956))
 1955 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (Short documentary) (performer: "Stay On the Right Side Sister")
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (performer: "It All Depends On You" (uncredited), "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (uncredited), "Stay On the Right Side, Sister" (uncredited), "Everybody Loves My Baby (but My Baby Don't Love Nobody but Me)" (uncredited), "Mean to Me" (uncredited), "Sam, the Old Accordion Man" (uncredited), "Shaking the Blues Away" (uncredited), "Ten Cents a Dance" (uncredited), "I'll Never Stop Loving You", "Never Look Back", "At Sundown (Love Is Calling Me Home)" (uncredited), "Love Me or Leave Me" (uncredited), "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)" (uncredited), " (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?" (uncredited), "I Cried for You" (uncredited), "My Blue Heaven" (uncredited))
 1954 Young at Heart (performer: "Hold Me in Your Arms", "Ready, Willing and Able", "Till My Love Comes Back to Me", "There's a Rising Moon for Every Falling Star", "You, My Love", "Young at Heart" - uncredited)
 1954 Lucky Me (performer: "I Wanna Sing Like an Angel", "I Speak to the Stars", "Love You Dearly", "High Hopes", "The Superstition Song", "Men", "Blue Bells of Broadway")
 1954 Crime Wave (performer: "'S Wonderful")
 1953 Calamity Jane (performer: "The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)", "Introducing Henry Miller", "I Can Do Without You", "Just Blew in from the Windy City", "A Woman's Touch", "The Black Hills of Dakota", "Secret Love")
 1953 So You Want a Television Set (Short) (performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (lyrics: "Ain't We Got Fun" - uncredited) / (performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "Your Eyes Have Told Me So", "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee", "Ain't We Got Fun", "If You Were the Only Girl in the World", "King Chanticleer", "I'll Forget You" - uncredited)
 1952 April in Paris (performer: "April in Paris" (1932), "It Must Be Good" (uncredited), "I'm Gonna Ring the Bell Tonight" (uncredited), "That's What Makes Paris Paree" (uncredited), "I'm Going to Rock the Boat" (uncredited), "I Ask You" (uncredited), "The Place You Hold in My Heart" (uncredited), "I Know a Place" (uncredited))
 1952 The Winning Team (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", "Ol' Saint Nicholas" - uncredited)
 1951 Starlift (performer: "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal", "'S Wonderful", "You Oughta Be in Pictures", "You Do Something to Me", "Lullaby of Broadway" - uncredited)
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams (performer: "I Wish I Had a Girl", "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)", "Nobody's Sweetheart", "My Buddy", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)", "Makin' Whoopee", "No, No, Nora", "I'll See You in My Dreams" - uncredited)
 1951 On Moonlight Bay (performer: "Moonlight Bay", "Tell Me", "Love Ya", "Merry Christmas All", "Till We Meet Again" - uncredited)
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway (performer: "Lullaby of Broadway", "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me", "Just One of Those Things", "Somebody Loves Me", "I Love the Way You Say Goodnight" - uncredited)
 1950 The West Point Story ("By the Kissing Rock", uncredited) / (performer: "Ten Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-Two Sheep", "The Military Polka" - uncredited)
 1950 Tea for Two (performer: "I Know That You Know", "Tea for Two", "I Want to Be Happy", "Do, Do, Do", "Oh Me! Oh My!", "No, No, Nanette")
 1950 Young Man with a Horn (performer: "The Very Thought of You", "Too Marvelous for Words", "I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)", "With a Song in My Heart" - uncredited)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling (performer: "It's a Great Feeling", "At the Cafe Rendezvous", "That Was a Big Fat Lie", "There's Nothing Rougher than Love", "Blame My Absent-Minded Heart" - uncredited)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours (performer: "Cuttin' Capers", "Freddie, Get Ready", " (You May Not Be an Angel, but) I'll String Along With You", "Love Finds a Way", "My Dream Is Yours", "Someone Like You", "Tic, Tic, Tic", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Nagasaki", "With Plenty of Money and You")
 1948 Romance on the High Seas (performer: "Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em with a Ribbon (and Throw 'em in the Deep Blue Sea)", "It's Magic", "It's You or No One", "I'm in Love", "She's a Latin from Manhattan" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Show Time" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 16 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff | Doris Kappelhoff


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Learning a part was like acting out the lyrics of a song. See more »


Tinseltown folklore insists she was "discovered" by director Michael Curtiz, when she sang at a Hollywood party in 1948. At the time, Curtiz was seeking a singer/actress to replace Betty Hutton, who had become pregnant and had to back out of Romance on the High Seas (1948), which Curtiz was to direct. See more »


Theme song: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)", which she introduced in the film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). See more »


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