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The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special (1971)


Bill Foster


Saul Ilson (as Ilson), Ernest Chambers (as Chambers) | 2 more credits »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview:
Doris Day ... Herself
Perry Como ... Himself


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Comedy | Music







Release Date:

14 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doris Day Special See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was one of two one-hour musical specials that were part of CBS' 1968 multi-million-dollar contract with Doris Day's production company, a contract that Day insists to this day was negotiated by her husband and manager Martin Melcher without her knowledge. When Melcher died suddenly in April of 1968, Day chose to go ahead and honor the contract, appearing in this special and Doris Day Today (1975), as well as starring in her popular, eponymous CBS sitcom for five seasons, from 1968-1974. See more »

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Polished Musical Hour
22 October 2014 | by raylyons09See all my reviews

This special was a TV triumph for Doris Day. It was called a polished musical hour. Doris interacted with the TV audience and was pleasant and herself. Her two production numbers during a stills in motion fashion show were delightful. Her and Perry Como singing together was seductive and almost a dreamy feel to it. Her talking about her movie crying scenes were funny and Rock Hudson turned up with a surprise visit. Her singing Both Sides Now and Sentimental Journey made you drift into the emotion of the singer. Her biking in the opening were uplifting and enjoyable with some new songs throw in. This special was top notch material that Doris wasn't offered much on television sadly. Her Sunshine Meledy and The Way We Were form her second special is notable. Along with her music videos with her Son from her cable series. This TV outing puts Doris where she belongs as a great entertainer in all aspects. The show was taped in 1970 but did not air until 1971. Why that was is anybody's guess because this special did well for CBS and the ratings. It was written is was a nightmare to tape because Doris wanted the set to be a duplicate of her backyard in Beverly Hills. She is a perfectionist and the nightmare turned into Magic! Doris also sings her other hit song It's Magic and it is:)

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