Happy 95th Birthday, Doris Day, Hollywood Icon, Golden Globe Winner!

by Ana Maria Bahiana April 2, 2017
Doris Day and her Cecil B. deMille award, 1989

Doris Day and her 1989 Cecil B. deMille award

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We want to be among the first to wish a very happy 95th birthday to Doris Day, actress, singer, Hollywood legend - and, with 11 nominations, five wins and a Cecil B. deMille award, an integral part of the very history of the Golden Globes.

Born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she became a Warner Bros. contract player in 1948, after many false starts and two brief and unhappy marriages. Seven years later Doris Day won her first Globe - in fact, the Henrietta Award as Female World Favorite. She would do it again in 1958, 1960, 1963 and 1966, while collecting nominations for her work in romantic comedies - The Tunnel of Love, Pillow Talk,  Billy Rose's Jumbo, Move Over, Darling - the drama Midnight Lace and her TV series The Doris Day Show.  In 1989 we recognized her brilliant career with the Cecil B. deMille award - somewhat interrupting a well-deserved retirement in her beloved Carmel, California, where she developed a second career of sorts, as a passionate activist for animal rights. Here's to you, Doris Day!

Doirs Day at the Golden Globes

Doris Day & us:(top) in 1958, with Jack Lemmon; (bottom right); in 1963, with close friend and co-star Rock Hudson; (left) in 1963, accepting her World Favorite award.

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