What a classy lady! Anyone know who she is? Well, I will give you a hint. She was born on this date in 1924. And her name is Doris Day–or at least, that is how we know her. She was my dad’s favorite singer–so I was not interested in her when I was much younger. I always wanted to rebel against my dad’s musical tastes, so I nearly missed great singers like the Carpenters and Doris Day.
Her birth name was Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, and her birthplace was Cincinatti, Ohio. Her father was a classically trained musician, and her mom loved “hillbilly” music. Early on, her mother encouraged her vocal talent by taking her to a voice teacher who was incredibly impressed with Doris’s natural talent.
When she began working with a band as a teenager, she adopted the stage name “Day.” She eventually had several hit recordings, and she also starred in several films. I’ll show you a video of my personal favorite at the end of this post.
I was not aware of the fact that in September of last year, she released a new album (her first in 2 decades) called My Heart. It is a compilation of previously released material, and she had become the oldest artist in the UK to score a top 10 album of new material.
Her finest role, in my opinion: