Doris Day

Sentimental Journey

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About the Book

Doris Day, once called an Actors Studio unto herself, was one of the twentieth century’s greatest entertainers, with a career spanning 39 films, more than 150 television shows, and more than 500 recordings. This work covers the life and career of the singer and star of such films as Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Calamity Jane. The work is divided into four sections, beginning with a biography of Day’s life from her birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, through four marriages, near-bankruptcy, and her dedication to animal rights, and concluding with her contented present life. A filmography lists each film with full credits, synopsis and reviews, plus her popularity rankings and awards. The third section lists complete record album releases with notes, single record releases, unreleased songs and recordings, music awards and nominations, radio appearances from big bands to solo work, her seven million-sellers, and chart placements. The final section lists Day’s television appearances, including synopses and credits for her five-season run with The Doris Day Show on CBS, the cable show Doris Day’s Best Friends, and her appearances in variety specials, talk shows, and documentaries.

About the Author(s)

Author Garry McGee lives in Iowa.

Bibliographic Details

Garry McGee

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 312
Bibliographic Info: 68 photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6107-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0321-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

YESTERDAY AND TODAY
A Biography      5

DAT AT THE MOVIES
Overview      73
Filmography      76
Film Awards and Statistics      152
Films That Might Have Been      158

DAY OVER THE RADIO
Overview      163
Albums      164
Singles      182
Released Songs      192
Unreleased Songs      207
Live Recordings      211
Radio Shows      213
Music Awards and Charts      217

DAY ON THE TELEVISION
Overview      225
The Doris Day Show      227
Doris Day’s Best Friends      266
Variety Shows      271
Special Appearances      273
Other Television Appearances      274
Television Shows That Might Have Been      276

Selected Bibliography      277
Index      281

Book Reviews & Awards

“McGee is to be commended for finding what must be some pretty rare photographs”—Ohioana Quarterly.