- Andy Griffith.\
Had no idea he was 84.\
Thought he was more like 77.
- Meg Ryan -%0D\
Had no idea she was 49.%0D\
Thought she was more like 59
- Doris'' DOB used to be given as 1925. I''ve always thought that was being a little kind (she looked much older than 34 in Pillow Talk).
- I think it used to be listed as 1924, but now they''ve changed it to 1922
- Doesn''t look a day over 85.
- I always liked her. She is very kind to animals. She has lived a good, clean life.
- Yes, R6, she has a website for her animal foundation.
- So wasn''t she supposed to have been a surprisingly sleazy whore?
Kim Novak, who knows about whores
- 88 is the new 73!
- Where has she been?
- In Carmel. Living in obscurity a la Garbo. Republican?
- I know that someone in HellWood once was quoted as saying he had known DD before she was a virgin. Meaning of course that her pure as snow act came later in life.
- [quote]I know that someone in HellWood once was quoted as saying he had known DD before she was a virgin.\
- She fucked Tyrone Power, lucky bitch.
- Link, R15?
- Guys, 'My Heart'is the 29th studio album by Doris Day, released on September 5, 2011. On September 11, 2011 the album entered the UK chart at number nine, making Doris Day, at 87, the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material.
Great album. Great voice. Great work, full of sweetness and positivity.
I recommend you to download it or buy it. Just don't miss it if you haven't already listened to it.
- Doris is bfs with Carmel neighbor Joan Fontaine who is also a dog lover.
- Yes, indeed her last album was AMAZING.
Really, Doris and Joan Fontaine are friends?
- When I was young, I asked my mother, my mother, my mother to be
Will I be happy? Will I get married? Here's what she said to me.
No, no, no, sir eee, sir eee
You're just too damn ugly
As fugly as fug can be
So scare-ee, scary
Life is just a bowl of cherries
- Heartbreakingly so, r12.
She has gone on the record as a Rush fan.
- Gays should love Doris.
- This gay can't stand her. Flat singing, and idiotic schtick.
- R24 i'm not a fan of Doris but i find most of her new songs really lovable.
- Does she still own and run an inn in Carmel?
- Lol, i don't know R26. Does it matter?
- I think her big band style of singing is quite cute, R24.
- She dead yet?
- R29, stop being macabre. Doris Day is alive!
- I wonder if Joan Fontaine would be willing to go and collet Doris' Honorary Oscar on her behalf since Doris is so reluctant to go herself?
- Love the art direction and campy fashions in "Glass Bottom Boat" and "Caprice" and she's a total hoot in "Midnight Lace." Love her!
- She's so reticent to appear in public, R31, that I'm guessing she's suuuuuuuuuuper obese.
- I haven't seen any of those movies, R32 but I do think she is great in "Pillow Talk" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". Perhaps she has something of a blandness that helps her easily become different characters?
I found Doris Day really hilarious in
'Send Me No Flowers'. I didn't expect to laugh watching that film but i really did. I have seen all 3 movies with Rock Hudson and Doris Day and
'Send Me No Flowers' is not the best of this trilogy, but Doris is so funny here.
- There's a picture of her from 2009 on her website from the shoulders up and she seems regular size just older. She looks decent for her age though. I imagine as far as movie stars go she's not vain but perhaps just wants to be remembered as she was.
- Old people need their privacy. She doesn't have to expose herself anymore. The fact that she made an album in 2011 while she was 87, is very generous and sweet of her. Positive and sweet.
This album has positive messages to give and it is certainly worthy, warm, cute, and GOOD.
- Didn't she call in to some right wing radio show not so long ago?
- R39 i have no idea what are you talking about.
Doris could play in dramatic roles as well. What a pity she didn't play in many such roles.
She was good in the 'Young Man With A Horn', with Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
- Her late son Terry Melcher produced the Byrds, Paul Revere & the Raiders and Charles Manson!
- R41, oh shit, really?
- 'I may be wrong but i think you are wonderful'
An old sparkling song that Doris also sang.
- Doris Day and Smudge listen to the radio between scenes of 'The Tunnel of Love'
- [quote]Had no idea she is 88. Thought she was more like 80.
If only she posted on Datalounge; she'd look 78.
- R45 you are.......
- Doris Day & Diana Ross
- She grows on me. Is she a lesbian in the closet?
- I would like to give her a hug.
- She is incredible in drama too. You should see her in 'Midnight Lace'. She is a great actress.
- Al Jorden was a trombonist who she married shortly before her 17th birthday. He turned out to be a violent and abusive husband, and soon after the birth of their son Terry in 1942 she divorced him. Her third husband Marty Melcher adopted Terry.
- "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin." -- Groucho Marx
- One of the reasons Doris turned down the role of Mrs Robinson in 'The Graduate' was her then husband. He was disgusted by the novel and refused to pass it on to Doris. It is also said that Doris herself thought the movie role unbecoming. She retired from the movies a year later, and had her own TV series 'The Doris Day Show'(1968).
- *spanks R52
- She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to German Catholic parents. She had two brothers, Richard and Paul. Her father and mother divorced when she was about eight.
- Doris Day and June Allyson
- Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall
- Storm Warning (1951)
Anybody knows who is this hunk beside her?
- With Tony Curtis
- By the way, when a photo seems cache or forbidden, color the address of the link which is at the top of the page and then press the button ENTER. Then the photo will appear.
Portrait of Doris Day and Kitty Kallen, Central Park, New York, N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947
- One more with Doris Day and Kitty Kallen in Central Park, 1947
- One of her most enduring images will always be that latter day Rock Hudson photo op.
- For 'Midnight Lace'(1960), in her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that to prepare herself for one of the terror scenes, she recalled a time when her first husband, trombonist Al Jorden, dragged her out of bed when she was ill and pregnant and hurled her against a wall. Day related that in the scene she wasn't acting hysterical, she WAS hysterical, and at the end of the take she collapsed in a real faint. She was carried to her dressing room, and producer Ross Hunter shut down production for a few days while she recovered.
Dictating his memoirs near the end of his life, 'Rex Harrison' barely mentioned "Midnight Lace" except to say that he wasn't fond of the script. He also (falsely) reported that 'Doris Day' was under so much pressure to make the picture work that she collapsed. Day was indeed under strain, though it was due to her personal form of method-acting that caused her breakdown, not from the script or the production.
- One more with them
- One more...
- She is very touching in Midnight Lace.
- Midnight Lace is certainly not a masterpiece, but Doris shines in it. Her chemistry with Myrna Loy is also exceptional.
- Omg! Look what i found!!!!
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, face swap!
- Bang, bang!
- I am so moved by her rendition of Make Someone Happy.
- Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers in 'Storm Warning'(1951)
- Doris is one of the last Mohicans of Old Hollywood.
Love her guys, or stfu ignorant bitches!
Frank Sinatra and Doris Day help Ethel Barrymore celebrate her birthday on the set of Young at Heart(1954)
- R70, excuse me. Now i noticed your post. Thanks a lot for sending it. I'm watching it now and it's LOVELY indeed.
- R73, thanks for responding. You're more than welcome.
- For those of you who have Sirius/XM, Nancy Sinatra had Doris as her guest on her "Nancy for Frank" show yesterday. I missed most of it, but it will probably be repeated.
- Let me address some comments here.
[R34] Day is not obese in any way. She has always been, to use an old expression, trim & fit, and remains so to this day. Day was always known for having one of the best asses in Hollywood. You can see it in plenty of pics, where she's wearing Capri pants.
[R51& 63] The Minnelli / DeNiro film, "New York,New York", is based on the relationship Day had with her first husband, a jazz musician, who Day said beat her regularly.
[R58] That hunk in the photo, is much DL discussed favorite, Steve Cochran, a year after appearing with Crawford, in "The Damned Don't Cry". He's a favorite here, for having one of Hollywood's biggest penis'.
- [quote]Frank Sinatra and Doris Day help Ethel Barrymore celebrate her birthday on the set of Young at Heart(1954)
I love Young At Heart, just watched it recently. She was great with Sinatra, Gig Young and the rest of the cast. Ethel Barrymore is always good. This is my favorite Doris Day movie (Julie, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Midnight Lace are my other favorites).
- Before I was born, my parents had a beachouse in Malibu, next door to Day & Melcher ( Day used it as a weekend retreat). My mother told me Day was a sweetheart, always friendly, and down to earth. They kind of bonded cause my mother, and Doris' husband ( and Day too, though not a real convert , I understand) were Christian Scientists, and attended the same church. Like my mother, Day did not serve alcoholic drinks in her home. But unlike Day, my folks did not have a soda fountain in their den (as it was called then). My mom told me it was such fun when Doris & Marty, would have a few people over, and would serve milkshakes, or floats, from the fountain. Very late 50's / early 60's. My mom felt so bad, years later, when Melcher died, and it appears, he, and a business partner, had swindled Doris out of all he money she made.
- Doris is to be remembered If for no other reason than for being a friend to all animals . Someone mentioned once that maybe she withdrew herself from Hollywood, because she found that dogs gave her the unconditional love that humans never did. She helped everyone to realize how precious ordinary 'mutts' were, and really was at the forefront of what's now considered the rescue movement - encouraging people to adopt dogs who were abandonded, neglected, or abused. Hope she'll be remembered for that , as much as for her recordings, and movies.
- On a good day she can pass for 86.
- Doris Day with Ann Miller
- Doris Day, Polly Bergen, 'Move Over, Darling' (1963)
- 1954 Ethel Barrymore, Doris Day, Gig Young Press Photo
- Doris Day shocked look on telephone Press Photo
- Had no Idea Faye Dunaway is 72, she looks like 26.
- Her voice and face have always been like a ray of sunshine in my life..
- If you love her so much, make a donation....
- I love her singing before she went pop.
Her version of 'I Only Have Eyes For You' (from the soundtrack of 'Young Man With A Horn' is still definitive (up there with The Flamingos).
Her work is long overdue for a reappraisal. Her considerable talent made everything look easy.
- Last time I was in Carmel, where Doris lives, it was amusing to watch for Doris Day look-a-likes who appeared on every block, older women with dyed blond hair, fairly fit, with denim work shirts over white t-shirts, khakis, and tennis shoes, a bit like this photo linked.
It's fun to do this in various places, for example, in Palo Alto, you'll see men on every block in jeans, black turtlenecks, trainers, and round rim glasses embodying the Steve Jobs motif.
- Of Doris, Myrna Loy says, 'I have nothing but the best to say. She was wonderful to me, really lovely. She sent flowers when i started, and remained friendly and attentive. As i've said, it's difficult when you start stepping down. You fight so hard to get to the top and then you realize it's time to gracefully give in a little. Doris, who was riding high then, never played the prima donna. I appreciate her attitude enormously.'
Natasha Parry, although she did not have a great deal to do with Doris in her role of Rex Harrison's mistress, was also high in her praises. Doris was unfailingly kind and courteous and Natasha was deeply impressed by Doris's meticulous attention to detail. 'She would be in hours before everyone else, and i watched her apply the right shade of make-up to her legs to tone with the stockings she would be wearing in each scene.'
These happy memories aside, the filming of 'Midnight Lace' was traumatic for Doris, especially in the scene in which she had to become hysterical. The 'Method' actress in her-her own method-made her relate back to the time Al Jorden(her first husband)had burst into her room, dragged her from bed and hurled her against the wall...It was all too real-acting was transformed into reality and she fainted after the take. Director David Miller and Marty attended her in her dressing room and she was sent home for a few days to recuperate.
After a light dinner in bed Doris listened to Marty singing some of her favourite Christian Science hymns:this was the Marty she had felt such an empathy with at the beginning of their marriage, and the religion that had so much power to soothe and tranquillize. She slept soundly that night and did not awaken once until morning, when she felt refreshed enough to return to the set, but with the proviso that she should never attempt another film with the same kind of theme. Marty agreed with her and she was able to get through the ordeal. She says how real the concern was everyone showed for her-even Rex Harrison solicitously escorted her to her car after her fainting spell, and she was grateful for his light British sense of humour, which helped to steady her during the more upsetting scenes in the movie.
From the biography 'Doris Day' by Eric Braun
- [quote]I love her singing before she went pop.
Not sure what you mean by that. She sang pop from her big band days until she retired.
- She was sweet and kind of sexy in Teacher's Pet
- That candid photo at r57 of Doris smoking a cigarette must have been taken before she was a virgin.
- Why her first husband was hitting her?
- He must think singing with a big band made her a jazz singer.
- [quote]She sang pop from her big band days until she retired.
Point taken. I prefer the song arrangements from her big band days. Later on it all got very treacly.
- OP's big news is not about Doris Day's age but about his confusion.
- [quote]Of Doris, Myrna Loy says, 'I have nothing but the best to say. She was wonderful to me, really lovely. She sent flowers when i started, and remained friendly and attentive.
Doris was also very kind at the start of Una Merkel's career. To say nothing of the Gish sisters. And I needn't point out how wonderful she was with RinTinTin and all of those Lassies.
- Have we evidence that Doris was nice to children?
- She sent flowers when I started. And since that always was on the fourth of the month, the roses seemed never-ending.
- Do NOT be bad-mouthing my Eunice!
- I was just at Wiki reading about Doris and her first two husbands. The second one, who also treated her pretty shabbily, was George Weidler a sax player with big bands and also with his two brothers. When Doris married him, the little girl in "The Women" and the kid sister in "The Philadelphia Story," Virginia Weidler, became her sister-in-law. Virginia was George's younger sister.
Allegedly, the first husband used to beat her badly and then throw her on the bed and fuck her senseless. I guess it wasn't that bad for Dodo because she kept going back to him.
Doris got to fuck on some very hot men in her prime including raging heterosexual Steve (10 inch) Cochran and that big, huggable teddy bear, Jack Carson. She wasn't as virginal as we might think.
Where do you read that he fucked her senseless?
- A rare photo with Doris and Diana Dors
- [RE102] How about her swirling it out with LA Dodgers, Willie Mays ? He wrote about their 'discreet affair', in the early 60's, in his autobiography, even though Day continued to deny it. She really had to - in those days, if America's sweetheart was known to be screwing a big, black baseball player , it would have ended her career. Where as now, Kim K. screws a big, black (wanna be)
singer, we see it, on film, and she becomes famous. How times have changed.
- *rubs the cock of Billy deWolfe's exceedingly queenie ghost
I hope that will calm you down.
A very young Doris in the photo below
- [RE106] As usual, I have no idea what your talking about - but liked the pics
- Her house in Carmel looks fairly modest judging from this photo. I don't think she has that much money left.
- R107 I'm glad you liked them.
I liked that you liked them.
It's cute that you replied this way my little chimpanzee
Take one more photo and be nice.
Alfred Hitchcock directing Doris for 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'(1956)
- R108, interesting. Very nice. I love the view. It seems a cozy and natural house.
I like links, photos and people like Doris
Old Hollywood rocks~
- [RE108] Don't go by that 1 close up shot of her 'house'. Doris' property, at 6730 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, CA., is an estate -over 9 acres, overlooking the Quail Lodge Resort golf course. It consists of several large bldgs., many attached, forming a very big central home, and many guest homes, along with her kennel facilities, on the grounds. An absolutely beautiful setting, surrounded by oak trees, and lawns, a bit like a smaller Neverland, and just a few miles from the ocean. Believe me, she's got plenty of money left.
- This charming and sweet woman is 91 years old now
I hope she is fine. I hope you are fine too silly rats!
- Well, i thought she was among the richest actors. At least in the past she certainly was soooo rich. I don't think it's easy to lose so much money whatever bills you have to pay...
She was very very rich not just rich.
There are a few good people who have money and they are generous. Doris falls into this category. She is ok, she is not stingy with money like so many other stars are...
- I envisage this poster who posts pics and pics and pics and pics on all the old stars thread, as Lucia from Women On The Verge
- Splatsy Lapone, omg! You couldn't be more wrong. I'm 29 years old and luckily or not i don't look like Lucia!
By the way, I have seen that film(ok, who haven't?)It's not the best of Almodovar, but i liked it at least i did when i first watched it.
I refreshed my memory, so this is Lucia?
- Yes, and this. You have this kind of throwback quality, which made me think of Lucia.
- I know Doris is a multi-millionaire, but she was flat broke when Terry Melcher died, and that's why she did the TV series in the late 60s. I don't think she made THAT much money from the TV series. And it hasn't been in syndication in decades, so she's not making any money from it today.
How popular is her Cypress Inn in Carmel?
- Lol...i appreciate that Splatsy.
It gets sweeter and sweeter!
Ha ha ha!
I think you are as playful as this doggie is in the photo below.
- But she had nothing to spend the millions made from the TV show on but herself.
So even if she came away with a modest 15 million from the series, if invested well in the 1970s, would have lasted very nicely.
If she bought her Carmel property outright in the 1970s, there's very little expenses except for taxes....and perhaps some of that is defrayed by her pet adoption facilities.
And I bet all the dog food is graciously donated by funders or pet food companies.
- r103, this article is where I got most of that info about Doris and her first husband. I have no idea if it is all true or not. I am not familiar with the author. It could be some Darwin Porter shit.
- That's a beautiful piece of property , overlooking that golf course. No wonder Doris has lived her final years there. What's not to like ?
- That had to have been very rough on Doris, losing her only son, at a time when , as an elderly woman, parents depend on their children to help them, in their old age. Hope she has good, close friends surrounding her, along with all of her beautiful pets.
- R120, thanks for replying. :)
I found out that this article based its information on the book Doris Day: A Reluctant Star written by David Bret.
Actually this book got bad critics as you can find out in the link below.
- Doris goes commando at the AFI.
In 1974, at the age of 50, Doris decided to show off her still-magnificent body. She wore a skin-tight jersey dress which left no room for bra or panties, and left nothing to the imagination. We get an intimate view of the best ass in Hollywood and tits to match.
Unfortunately, the video has been edited. In the original video, Jack Lemmon has an outrageous reaction as he gets a close-up look at Doris's ass as she walks by his table.
- She started out as a young dancer. Her idol was Ginger Rogers. Then, she got into a really bad car accident and it took her months to recuperate. She had to release her male dancing partner.
While convalescing, she started vocalizing, to put up with the boredom of her situation.
Her husband, Martin Melcher badly mishandled her fincances. He had had a gambling habit; so he made her do those poorly scripted movies. He also signed her up for a tv series without her knowledge. She really trusted him.
Her late son, Terry, said she was selling more records in her retirement, than she did in her heyday.
Loves Doris Kappelhoff
- (R58) The man standing there looks like actor, Steve Cochran. He had jet-black hair,and a strong body/physique. For a brief period, he was tops at the boxoffice. Why he didn't hold on to this position, I never found out.
- A college classmate of mine idolized here and owned one of her dresses. He's use a stage whisper to to tell acquaintances when it was Day's birthday.
- Doris won 22 million dollars from a lawsuit that was filed against her lawyer after the death of her deadbeat husband, Melcher. She settled for 6 million back in '74.
I seem to remember reading that after Terry died, she became estranged from her daughter-in-law and her only grandson. *I hope it isn't true.
*Looks like it is true. They haven't spoken to each other for 16 years. He seems to be doing a "Grandmommy Dearest" thing these days. Spilling "secrets" here and there. I just read that she has tried to get a reunion going, but it was aborted by a mystery man in her life. She contacted her grandson just last month, so maybe something will eventually develop and they will get together. Very sad.
- R76, (my lovely Mr Hollywood) and R126, you are right. This is Steve Cochran. I saw the movie the other day and loved it. Doris was great in it as well!
- TCM is doing 24 hours of one star every day in August. Day Day is this Friday! (8/2)
Romance on the High Seas
My Dream Is Yours
It's a Great Feeling
Lullaby of Broadway
On Moonlight Bay
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
It Happened to Jane
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
The Glass Bottom Boat
Tea for Two
Love Me or Leave Me
Unfortunately no Rock Hudson/Cary Grant/James Garner pictures.
- Many of those TCM films are from before Doris' virginity.
- After Pillow Talk and Calamity Jane, my favorite Doris Day picture is Teacher's Pet. DD, Clark Gable, Gig Young and Mamie van Doren.
Funny, smart, and with something to say. Worth seeking out.
- R122, have you any idea how wealthy people live? They have the means to be taken care of in the later years. Adult children do not do it.
- Yeah, just ask Brooke Astor about that, r133.
- Just reading an article on a new Charles Manson book. Nothing really new, but since it implicitly points out that Manson felt rejected by the music business, and his last rejection was from Terry Melcher, DD's son, who was then a music exec - it makes it very clear that Manson really did believe that Melcher & then girlfriend Candy Bergen, and anyone who was at that house that night, were the real targets. It got me thinking. If it were today, the internet would have let Manson know that Melcher no longer lived there, and he probably would have had access to his real address. And if it were today, there would have been a camera(s) at the gate, and probably a 'safe room' in the house (like so many celebrities, and wealthier people in Bev. Hills, and Bel Air have). I guess what I'm getting at , is how lucky / fortunate Melcher & Bergen were, and how terribly unlucky Tate, and everyone else was .
- Melcher survived another 35 years - dying of cancer, in 2004. But apparently for years after he went into seclusion, began undergoing psychiatric treatment, & employed bodyguards. I also heard his mother was well protected too, as no one knew if anyone from that madman's crew would still come after them
- Sweet ole Doris
- Bumping to remind everyone that Day Day starts on TCM at 3AM Pacific/6AM Eastern tomorrow, with "Romance on the High Seas." And at 4:45PM PT/7:45PM ET there's a clip from an old "Tonight" show from the mid-'70s with Johnny interviewing Doris.
- Did she stipulate they use that ridiculous lighting for her close-ups on The Doris Day Show.
- R130 & R138 - What, no "Julie" or "Midnight Lace" ? Those are 2 of my faves, in each, a psycho husband going after DoDo leaving her in one, balancing perilously on girders, on a London high rise construction site, the other, having to land a plane full of passengers (all alone in the cockpit) at San Francisco Airport - each shows DoDo in true, over the top hysteria.
- Day was one of the most popular movie stars of all time. If only she would receive an honorary Oscar and be there to accept it. It would make for an incredible Oscar moment.
- I hope everyone caught Joan Crawford's cameo (as herself) in "It's a Great Feeling" wherein she gives a speech from "Mildred Pierce" in a scene with her MP co-star Jack Carson. She goes on a tirade and slaps him. Stunned, he asks, "Why did you do that?" She replies, "I do that in all my pictures."
- Doris co-starred with Rod Taylor in two movies: Do Not Disturb, and Glass Bottom Boat. Do we think they fooled around?
For that matter, did she also screw Paul Lynde on the set of Glass Bottom Boat?
- Doris was born 3 April 1922. Her Ohio birth certificate has been located proving it. She was 19 when she first married, not 17. She's 91 now.
No wonder she was filmed thru a bag of ice in the 1960s.
- [quote]For that matter, did she also screw Paul Lynde on the set of Glass Bottom Boat?
This is a pic of Paul from "The Glass Bottom Boat." Any more questions?
- Yes, who had the act first: Paul or Alice?