Doris Day is one of my favourite actresses, so I knew I had to celebrate her 100th birthday today with a little post!
Born Doris May Ann von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, she began as a dancer, before an accident forced her to pursue singing instead. She got her start as a big band vocalist, and then went on to become an actress, starring in almost 40 movies. She later had her own sitcom, and TV specials, and then, when she retired from showbusiness, devoted her time to animal welfare until she passed away in 2019.
My favourite Doris Day movie is 1959’s Pillow Talk, in which she stars with the wonderful Rock Hudson. Hudson and Day share a phone line in New York, initially can’t stand each other and then, of course, fall in love.
I’ll be watching this and listening to my favourite song by her, Move Over Darling, all day!