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With her infectiously sunny nature and plucky spirit, Doris Day charmed audiences with a slew of films that portrayed her just shy of sainthood. Despite her cheerful countenance, however, Day's life has been far from easy.

Born April 3, 1924, in Cincinnati, Day dreamed of becoming a dancer, but when a near-fatal car accident dashed those hopes, the 14-year-old Day turned her attention to singing. By age 16, Day was touring with Les Brown and his band, and in 1948 she appeared in her first feature film, Romance on the High Seas. She made a string of successful movies during the '50s, including Teacher's Pet, The Pajama Game, Pillow Talk (which earned her an Oscar nomination), The Man Who Knew Too Much and her favorite, Calamity Jane.

In 1968, Day began a successful TV career with "The Doris Day Show," which ran five seasons. She has devoted herself to animal rights since 1980.

Doris Day in Young at Heart

Young at Heart

1954 NR

Frank Sinatra stars in this remake of Four Daughters as Barney Sloan, a cynical musician who storms into the life of sunny small-town girl Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day) and steals her away from her fiancé. With a memorable score and standout supporting performances from Ethel Barrymore, Gig Young, Dorothy Malone, Elisabeth Fraser and John Garfield, this charming musical drama is directed by Gordon Douglas.

  • Doris Day in That Touch of Mink That Touch of Mink
  • Doris Day in The Man Who Knew Too Much The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Doris Day in On Moonlight Bay On Moonlight Bay
  • Doris Day in Calamity Jane Calamity Jane
  • Doris Day in Move Over, Darling Move Over, Darling
  • Doris Day in Billy Rose's Jumbo Billy Rose's Jumbo
  • Doris Day in Pillow Talk Pillow Talk
  • Doris Day in Romance on the High Seas Romance on the High Seas
  • Doris Day in The West Point Story The West Point Story
  • Doris Day in April in Paris April in Paris
  • Doris Day in The Thrill of It All! The Thrill of It All!
  • Doris Day in Send Me No Flowers Send Me No Flowers
  • Doris Day in Young Man with a Horn Young Man with a Horn
  • Doris Day in By the Light of the Silvery Moon By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  • Doris Day in Love Me or Leave Me Love Me or Leave Me
  • Doris Day in Please Don't Eat the Daisies Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  • Doris Day in It's a Great Feeling It's a Great Feeling
  • Doris Day in My Dream Is Yours My Dream Is Yours
  • Doris Day in Lover Come Back Lover Come Back
  • Doris Day in Tea for Two Tea for Two
  • Doris Day in Storm Warning Storm Warning
  • Doris Day in Starlift Starlift
  • Doris Day in The Winning Team The Winning Team
  • Doris Day in Lucky Me Lucky Me
  • Doris Day in It Happened to Jane It Happened to Jane
  • Doris Day in Do Not Disturb Do Not Disturb
  • Doris Day in The Glass Bottom Boat The Glass Bottom Boat
  • Doris Day in With Six You Get Eggroll With Six You Get Eggroll
  • Doris Day in I'll See You in My Dreams I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Doris Day in Lullaby of Broadway Lullaby of Broadway
  • Doris Day in The Tunnel of Love The Tunnel of Love
  • Doris Day in The Doris Day Special The Doris Day Special
  • Doris Day in 'Twas the Night 'Twas the Night
  • Doris Day in Federal Fugitives Federal Fugitives
  • Doris Day in Caprice Caprice
  • Doris Day in The Doris Day Show The Doris Day Show
  • Doris Day in The Big Bands: Vol. 1 The Big Bands: Vol. 1
  • Doris Day in Romantic Classics from the Golden Era Romantic Classics from the Golden Era
  • Doris Day in Personal Journeys of World War II Personal Journeys of World War II