Kappelhoff, Doris Mary Ann von
Born: Apr 03, 1924 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.
1924 - Born on April 3rd in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of America's most prolific actresses.
1941 - It was while on one singing engagement that she met Al Jordan, whom she married.
1943 - Jordan was prone to violence and they split after two years, not long after the birth of their son Terry Melcher, who later became a record producer.
1946 - Doris married George Weidler, but this union lasted less than a year.
1948-1949 - Her first starring movie role was as Georgia Garrett in "Romance on the High Seas". The next year she made two more films, "My Dream Is Yours" and "It's a Great Feeling".
1951 - She met and married Martin Melcher, who adopted her young son.
1953-1960 - She starred in the title role in "Calamity Jane", which was a major hit, and several more followed: "Lucky Me", "The Man Who Knew Too Much " and what is probably her best-known film, "Pillow Talk". She began to slow down her film making pace in the 1960s, even though she started out the decade in a hit, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies".
1965-1968 - She didn't make as many as she had in that decade, but the ones she did make were successful: "Do Not Disturb", "The Glass Bottom Boat", "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" and "With Six You Get Eggroll".
- Her husband died, and Doris never made another film, but she had been signed to do her own TV series, "The Doris Day Show".
2004 - At the age of 80, she runs the Doris Day Animal League in Carmel, California, which advocates homes and proper care of household pets.
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