Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She was one of the most well-known actors that appeared in 1950s' The Golden Age of Hollywood, and appeared in a variety of comedies, dramas, and musicals, but began as a big band singer before leaving to start a solo career.
Her first movie was 1948's Romance on the High Seas and acted in films for twenty years until 1968. She later had a television show named The Doris Day Show from 1968 to 1973, and had other TV shows sporadically through the 1970s and '80s, and continued recording music; her 29th studio album was released in 2011 and was as successful as all her others. She was the biggest actress in the 1960s and was even nominated for an Oscar.
Day became an animal welfare activist and founded numerous charities for abandoned and abused animals of all kinds. She occasionally gave interviews but rarely made public appearances. She did, however, receive Lifetime Achievement awards as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Films with pages on TV Tropes:
- On Moonlight Bay (1951)
- The Winning Team (1952)
- Calamity Jane (1953)
- Young at Heart (1955)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
- Teacher's Pet (1958)
- Pillow Talk (1959)
- Lover Come Back (1961)
- That Touch of Mink (1962)
- With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)