Doris Day (I) (1922–2019)

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One of America's most loved actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff 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 older. Her... See full bio »

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Known For

Love Me or Leave Me Ruth Etting
Pillow Talk Jan Morrow
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane
The Man Who Knew Too Much Josephine Conway McKenna


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 1968-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Doris Martin / Doris Day
- Byline, Alias Doris (1973) ... Doris Martin
- Welcome to Big Sur, Sir (1973) ... Doris Martin
- Meant for Each Other (1973) ... Doris Martin
- The Magnificent Fraud (1973) ... Doris Martin
- A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) ... Doris Martin
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Doris Day
- A Day in the Life (1970) ... Doris Day (voice, uncredited)
 1968 With Six You Get Eggroll
Abby McClure
 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Margaret Garrison
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Josie Minick
 1967 Caprice
Patricia Foster
 1966 One Chance (Short)
Doris Day / Jennifer Nelson
 1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
Jennifer Nelson
 1965 Do Not Disturb
Janet Harper
 1964 Send Me No Flowers
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Ellen Wagstaff Arden
 1963 The Thrill of It All
Beverly Boyer
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
Kitty Wonder
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Cathy Timberlake
 1961 Lover Come Back
Carol Templeton
 1960 Midnight Lace
Kit Preston
 1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Kate Robinson Mackay
 1959 Pillow Talk
Jan Morrow
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Jane Osgood
 1958 The Tunnel of Love
Isolde Poole
 1958 Teacher's Pet
Erica Stone
 1957 The Pajama Game
Babe Williams
 1956 Julie
Julie Benton
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Josephine Conway McKenna
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Ruth Etting
 1954 Young at Heart
Laurie Tuttle
 1954 Lucky Me
Candy Williams
 1953 Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
 1953 Crime Wave
Doris Day - Radio Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1953 So You Want a Television Set (Short)
Doris Day (uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Marjorie Winfield
 1952 April in Paris
Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson
 1952 The Winning Team
Aimee Alexander
 1952 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball (Short)
Doris Day
 1951 Starlift
Doris Day
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
Grace LeBoy Kahn
 1951 On Moonlight Bay
Marjorie Winfield
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
Melinda Howard
 1951 Storm Warning
Lucy Rice
 1950 The West Point Story
Jan Wilson
 1950 Tea for Two
Nanette Carter
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Jo Jordan
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Judy Adams
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Martha Gibson
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Georgia Garrett
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Album: "Show Time" (Columbia) See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 16 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 56 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff | Doris Kappelhoff


5' 7" (1.7 m)


Barry Comden  (divorced) | See more »


Terry Melcher


Alma Welz | William Day

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I always feel a rise in my scalp or in the backs of my wrists when something is special, whether it be a song or a man. See more »


When her husband and manager of 17 years, Martin Melcher, died suddenly in April 1968, she professed not to have known that he had negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal with CBS to launch The Doris Day Show (1968) the following fall. After an abbreviated period of mourning, she went ahead with the series, which ran successfully for five seasons. See more »


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