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Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)

13 May 19 - 09:40 AM (#3992082)
Subject: Obit: Doris Day, 97
From: Mrrzy

Qué será, has been. Calam.

13 May 19 - 11:20 AM (#3992098)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day, 97
From: Stilly River Sage

National Public Radio's Morning Edition had a nice obit this morning.

13 May 19 - 11:21 AM (#3992099)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day, 97
From: alanabit

Farewell to a great entertainer.

13 May 19 - 11:26 AM (#3992100)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day, 97
From: Mrrzy

She had a marvy, marvy voice.

13 May 19 - 01:33 PM (#3992127)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: Joe Offer

She was one of those people you feel a connection to. I liked her movies and recordings. She really was a good interpreter of songs, and her movies were always fun. For almost ten years, my parents had a house-sitting gig every year next door to the Carmel Valley home of Terry Melcher, the only offspring Doris had. Doris lived not far away, and my folks would see her come to visit Terry - not that I ever saw her. I never saw anybody famous unless I paid admission. But anyhow, I felt a connection to Doris because my folks did house-sitting next door to her son, who had been targeted for murder by the Manson Family. So, that's my connection to Charles Manson.
But rest in peace, Doris. We all felt a connection to you, somehow. We liked that you cared for animals, and we forgot that you were a Republican.

13 May 19 - 02:11 PM (#3992135)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: gillymor

Probably best if I didn't share my opinion of her "Novelty Song" period in the "50's but back in the '40's she made some classic recordings of American standards that rival the best of Ella and Billie, IMO. Her versions of The Very Thought of You and I Could Write a Book to name a couple are my favorite readings of those old chestnuts. She could act too, not just the screwball comedy stuff like Calamity Jane (which I watch whenever it's aired on TCM} and the Rock Hudson collaborations but she did a good job in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much.
I always had the impression that she was a kind, humane and funny individual and that was confirmed a few years back when she appeared on the radio show Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me and good-naturedly accepted the respectful jibes of the crew there.
Oh, and she was a living doll!
Even though she hasn't been in the public eye for awhile I feel like a very bright light has been extinguished in America.

13 May 19 - 02:52 PM (#3992146)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: keberoxu

Memoirs of an Amnesiac, the 1965 autobiographical book by
Oscar Levant,
contains the earliest iteration of a bon mot
that nobody can forget.

"My last picture for Warners [Warner Bros.] was
Romance on the High Seas.
It was Doris Day's first picture;
that was before she became a virgin.

"She demonstrated her talents as a superb comedienne ..."

-- page 192    ( at Google Books)

13 May 19 - 03:05 PM (#3992157)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: Joe Offer

One of the most unusual songs Doris recorded, was Sugarbush. Did she do any other songs with folk roots?

13 May 19 - 04:22 PM (#3992178)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: fat B****rd

A great lady. I love "Move Over Darling". RIP Miss Day

13 May 19 - 06:10 PM (#3992213)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: Bonzo3legs

I remember a party I went to when Move Over Darling never came off the record player, where are those convent school girls now???

13 May 19 - 07:06 PM (#3992225)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: GUEST,keberoxu

In response to Joe Offer's question:
the collections of recordings that
Doris Day made with Les Brown and his band,
include the title
"Barbara Allen"

13 May 19 - 07:29 PM (#3992226)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: Mrrzy

Mom was impressed at how she (Doris Day) stuck by Rock Hudson after his AIDS diagnosis.

14 May 19 - 12:37 PM (#3992342)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: punkfolkrocker

Any proper record collection should include a Doris Day best of CD...

14 May 19 - 05:55 PM (#3992421)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: keberoxu

My gosh! Folk roots -- how could i forget
Marais and Miranda!!

Doris Day, with Johnny Ray of all people,
did an uptempo performance with the Paul Weston ensemble
of the English translation of

"Ma Says, Pa Says"

14 May 19 - 06:26 PM (#3992430)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Doris Day - "Her Life in Ten Songs " obit Los Angeles Times
Great Article

Los Angeles Times

1) "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)." 
2) "Sentimental Journey"
3) “It's Magic."
4) "Romance on the High Seas,"
5) "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk"
6) "By the Light of the Silvery Moon."
7) "Secret Love," 
8) "Nobody's Heart.” 
9) "Night Life."
10) "Daydream,"


Obit writers are a special breed of journalism...they may write the body-of-the-piece a decade in advance.

15 May 19 - 01:53 AM (#3992451)
Subject: RE: Obit: Doris Day (1922-2019)
From: GUEST,paperback

Classy lady.

Trigger warning:
linked article maybe not for left-leaning folks.

The gist is: Doris Day was pursued by a crazy trombone player whom she ends up marrying and with whom she conceived her son whom said crazed trombone player then preceded to try to kill and fails.

Anyway watch the eyes in...

The Man Who Knew Too Much Que Sera Sera

I took away a whole new meaning from a song that usually just annoys me and now makes me weep.

God bless and keep you Dorris Day

(And for those of you keeping score: 38-26-37)