Doris Day

During the 1990s, interest in Doris Day grew.
The release of a greatest hits CD in 1992 garnered her another entry onto the British charts, while the inclusion of the song "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" in the soundtrack of the Australian film Strictly Ballroom gained her new fans.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the release of her films and TV series and specials on DVD further revived interest in her work, resulting in new websites devoted to Day and a growing number of academic texts analyzing various aspects of her career.
In 2006, Day recorded a commentary for the DVD release of the fifth (and final) season of her TV show.
Recently Day has participated in telephone interviews with a radio station that celebrates her birthday with an annual Doris Day music marathon.
These interviews are available as downloadable podcasts.

While Day turned down a tribute offer from the American Film Institute, she received and accepted the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in 1989.
In 2004, Day was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom but declined to attend the ceremony because of a fear of flying.
Day did not accept an invitation to be a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors for undisclosed reasons. Liz Smith,
a long-time entertainment gossip columnist, and movie critic Rex Reed have mounted vigorous campaigns to gather support for an honorary Academy Award for Day to herald her spectacular film career and her status as the top female box-office star of all time.
Day was honored with a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Music in February 2008.
Two new biographies, coincidentally bearing the same cover photograph,
were published in June 2008. Doris Day:
The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door (Virgin Books) by David Kaufman, and Doris Day: Reluctant Star (JR Books) are "reputed" to tell about Day's "incredible, previously untold story".[


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Nisha said...

Lovely post Ali.. How are you my friend? nice you've been writing for a legend while you also remain a great friend.. I also love the layout :-)

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Anonymous said...

Just wanted to tell you about a great radio station you can hear via the internet - frednetradio.com
Tbey play really awesome music from the 40s, 50s and 60s - at least 2 Doris Day songs an hour...but the BEST NEWS is that they now have a DORIS DAY HOUR LONG radio show every Sunday at 3:00PM (EST) with an encore show on Wednesdays at 8:00PM (EST) in the States. Mike DeVita, a retired English professor and longtime fan and friend of Miss Day is the host for the show - This will be the 4th week and Mike's knowledge is a musical history of Doris's singing career, plus he is playing songs from radio transcripts that are extremely rare. What is great is that the whole world can hear these great shows. Thanks to FredNetRadio you are in for a real treat! Just simply go to:


Enjoy...you feel like you are attending a musical history on the life of America's Sweetheart, Doris Day!

Mary Anne Barothy

J said...

SUPER AWESOME BLOG! Doris Day was a wonderful actress! I will be visiting your blog often. I started a blog for bette Davis. YOUR BLOG IS GREAT!


Danielle said...

Hi, Allison!
Your blog is wonderful. Doris certanly desearves a tribute. I love her! Her pictures are highly entertaining and she dresses so beautifully! Her cordinated clothes are amazing!