Today marks Doris Day‘s 101st birthday. We’re marking the occasion throughout the day on Cladrite Radio by featuring some of her best recordings from the 1940s, so tune in now!
Happy birthday to Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, 92 years ago (or perhaps 94 years ago—there seems to be some debate about her actual age, but she claims 1924 as her birth year, and we would never question a lady on such matters).
We at Cladrite Radio naturally think of her first as a songstress who did some wonderful work in the 1940s with Les Brown and His Orchestra, but of course, she went on to great success as an actress in motion pictures and on television. In fact, she was ranked the biggest box-office star in the country four different times (1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964) and ranked in the top 10 ten times (1951–52 and 1959–66).
Happy birthday, Ms. Day! May you celebrate the occasion surrounded by the furry friends you love so much.