Biography of Doris Day

The image of optimism

April 3, 1924
Doris Day has represented on the screen the image of the girl SOAP and water, gently sweet and sensitive, witty and principled moral. What commonly might be called the real "girl next door". Born as Doris von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 3, 1924, beauty and sweet Doris Day had already achieved some notoriety as a singer before his debut film, because the Director Michael Curtiz that writing for his musical "love under blanket" (Romance on the High Seas, 1948). Blonde with a dazzling smile, Doris passes by the appearance in roles of second floor-such as typical "girl next door"-in some musicals, several performance as protagonist in films modelled around his character.
Despite demonstrated ability as a brilliant actress, usually is sought for its remarkable singing ability. His performances were considered the biggest asset in most of his films. Among them, "don't shoot, Kiss me!" (Calamity Jane, 1953) by David Butler, "love me or leave me" (Love Me or Leave Me, 1955) by Charles Vidor, "the man who knew too much" (The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956) by Alfred Hitchcock, disturbing thriller in which the actress also sings the famous theme song "Que sera sera", by Jay Livingstone, and "the Pajama Game" (The Pajama Game, 1957) by Stanley Donen constitute probably the best outcomes. Discs recorded by Doris Day are among the earliest examples of highly successful pop music among teenagers, for many of whom the actress was a role model.
With his healthy appearance and lively, full of energy and entirely devoid of sophistication, the Day will be a true icon of optimism, and will represent the model of American woman enterprising and jovial of the war period. His career will be particularly rich in the late 50 's and early 60 's, when a series of comedies with strong suggestive connotations, like "Pillow talk" (Pillow Talk, 1959) by Michael Gordon, "honey, come back!" (Lover Come Back, 1961) and "the mink on the skin" ("That Touch of Mink, 1962), both by Delbert Mann, and" That way "(" The Thrill of It All, 1963) by Norman Jewison, in which sometimes figure alongside Rock Hudson, will be accepted by the public because of the "morality" of his image. But precisely this her "purity" will help to anticipate the decline because of the sexual liberation of the late 60 's.
In 1968, after the death of her husband, Doris Day discovers that the latter had exploited his condition giving the bottom of the entire estate to her accumulated; He started to work in television productions, and since then never again appears on movie screens, devoting himself especially to caring for abandoned animals in California, where he founded the "Doris Day Animal League based in Carmel.
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