It was evening, and we passed under the Golden Gate Bridge…its lights went on, and the voice of Doris Day began singing ‘Sentimental Journey’ over the loud-speakers. Well, that was the saddest bunch of sailors you ever saw. She had the whole ship in tears, including me. Fifteen years later, Doris and I worked together for the first time in Pillow Talk and by way of contrast, it was laughter all the way… —Rock Hudson
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1924)
I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy. ~ Doris Day
Early Doris photoshoot, circa 1949.
David Niven and Doris Day have unsettlingly white teeth in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. (They also have surprisingly hawt chemistry as well, but that’s another post).
Doris and David Niven going over lines in her dressing room, 1960.
Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, and Lauren Bacall.
Doris Day during her imprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 1961.