Hottest Pictures Of Doris Day. Doris Day was born on 3rd April 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff. The big band singer started her career in 1939. From 1951 to 1966, her singing activities earned her the title of one of the top ten singers of the 20th century.
Her career took a new turn when she was cast in the 1948 romance film Romance on the High Seas. Being inspired to start a career in motion pictures, and she continued as an actress for the next 20 years.
Day began her journey as a musician as a vocalist on Carlin’s Carnival, a WLW radio program. In 1939 she started working for Barney Rapp with the stage name Doris Day. She had worked with Les Brown and released the songs “sentimental journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time.”
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These two songs helped her to gain more popularity. She later performed more songs for Les Brown’s band before leaving to pursue her solo career. From 1947-1967, the singer recorded more than 650 songs. Her debut film Romance on the High Seas, gave her the no. 1 hit recording as a soloist.
After she got tremendous success in her debut film, she continued as an actress and was cast in several movies. She appeared in films including Young Man with a Horn, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, On Moonlight Bay, April in Paris, Calamity Jane, Lucky Me, Love Me or Leave Me, Pillow Talk, The Ballad of Josie, With Six You Get Eggroll, etc. Her ‘The Doris Day Show’ ran for five seasons and got high popularity.
Besides her several nominations and awards, Day received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. The actress received a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Music in the year 2008 and received three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association acknowledged her contributions with a Lifetime Achievement Award.