Doris Day's Husbands: Doris Day Was Married Four Times

Doris Day's Husbands: Doris Day Was Married Four Times

Though she has been largely out of the public eye for years, devoting herself to the animals she loved and the Foundation she created for them, Day continued to have a strong place in the nation's heart. So effective was her girl-next-door act that Day was a top box-office draw of the early '60s, scoring with "That Touch of Mink" (1962) with Cary Grant; "Move Over, Darling" (1963) with James Garner, a film that had originally been meant for Marilyn Monroe prior to her untimely death; and "Do Not Disturb" (1965) with Rod Taylor.

The news comes following a statement released online by The Doris Day Animal Foundation, announcing that the star had been 'in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia'.

In 1953, Day took on one of her most iconic characters, playing the titular role in Western musical Calamity Jane.

It was in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The Man Who Knew Too Much", that Day sang what is now an evergreen track "Que Sera, Sera..."

Day concentrated on singing and at 16 had a job with Les Brown, one of the top orchestra leaders of the day, and recorded her first hit, "Sentimental Journey", with him.

In 1976, Day married restaurant owner Barry Comden but they also divorced.

A marriage at 17 to trombonist Al Jorden ended when, she said, he beat her when she was eight months pregnant.

And probably an even larger loss for Doris Day was the death of her son Terry Melcher. Throughout her lifetime, Doris Day was married four times. Day sang eight songs in the film including "Black Hills of Dakota", "Secret Love", and "Just Blew in From the Windy City". She was a lifelong animal lover and an advocate for animal welfare.

Eamonn uploaded two pictures of the actress and singer, one showing her laughing on her 97th birthday and the other a throwback to her silver screen heyday. Millions of fans thought she was attractive.

Despite withdrawing from the limelight 30 years ago, and giving her final interview in 1994, Day remained an endlessly popular cinema figure whose works continue to inspire. She was a dedicated protector of animal rights & animal welfare on top of her wonderful voice and incredible on-screen talent.

How hard it was to read that Doris Day passed away today? the legendary Doris Day.

Born and raised in Ohio, Day initially dreamed of being a dancer, but an injury suffered in a vehicle accident made that impossible. In most of the films following "Pillow Talk", Melcher was listed as co-producer.

Day asked to have no funeral, memorial service or grave marker, her foundation said. She plays a broke but adventure-hungry nightclub singer who gets a chance to go on a cruise to South America, impersonating a very rich woman. "The story I have heard the most is that at one point Doris was up for a role when quite young and her age may have been miswritten on the audition form". Melcher was the adoptive father of her only child - son Terry Melcher, who died of cancer in 2004.

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