Legendary Actress & Singer, Doris Day Dies At The Age of 97

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Published Date: 14 May, 2019 Updated date: 14 May, 2019

The entire Hollywood industry is mourning the loss of an actress par excellence, Doris Day. She was one of her kind, and the media tabloids are still buzzing after her foundation announced her death news.

Born as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, the artist will be profoundly remembered for a musical group, Big Band. As her career leaped from the band’s first their hit recording Sentimental Journey in 1945 with musician, Les Brown, she recorded over 650 songs between 1947 to 1967 as a solo career.

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The performer was more incline as an animal rights advocate, and through her Doris Day Animal Foundation, the people were conceived about her death. The foundation on 13 May 2019 gave a statement about her demise which sadly occurred due to extreme pneumonia in her resident at Carmel Valley, California.

Many well-known public faces including actor, William Shatner, and actress, Goldie Hawn remembered Doris impeccable legacy.

In her social media sharing, Goldie wrote,

Doris Day’s condolence offering by Goldie Hawn on 13 May 2019 (Picture: Goldie’s Twitter)

Similarly, William on his Twitter handle on 13 May 2019 wrote,

Condolences to the family of Doris Day. She was the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all. ❤️ Que Será, Será!😞

However, before her last breath, she had even requested the foundation not to give her any funeral, memorial service, and also the grave marker.

Career & Net Worth

The actress has a net worth of $200 million. She made a vast fortune through her singing and acting career between 1939–1989. Some of her studio albums contributing to her considerable wealth were Great Wealth (1949), Show Time (1960), Latin for Lovers(1965) and My Heart (2011).

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Apart from the hit songs, her acting credits were With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), Send Me No Flowers (1964) and Pillow Talk (1959) to name a few.

Doris & Her Multiple Marriage Unsuccess

The 97-year-old walked the wedding aisle for four times with four different men. At first, she tied nuptials with a trombonist, Al Jorden on 17 April 1964. She had one son with Al named Terrence Paul Jorden (Terry Melcher) before her divorce on 8 February 1943. Sadly, the only child of the former died at the age of 62 after a long illness on 19 November 2004.

Simlarly, she went to exchange the wedding vows with saxophonist, George William Weidler, on 30 March 1946. Her second partner was the sibling of actress Virginia Weidler. After three years of marriage, the couple split on 31 May 1949.

Doris Day and her second husband George William Weidler (Picture: The Enchanted Manor)

Surprisingly two years later on her 29th birthday, she got hitched with American producer, Martin Melcher on 3 April 1951. Sadly, the wedding could only last until Michael’s last breathe on 20 April 1968. However, her fourth and final marriage was with a man named Barry Comden on 14 February 1976. Her partner was the maître d’hôtel at a restaurant. The matrimony could last only six years after they got separated on 2 April 1982.

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Doris Day Bio & Family

The actress was born on 3 April 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Alma Sophia (née Welz; 1895–1976), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff (1892–1967), a music teacher and choirmaster. Doris parents went to part ways after her dad’s alleged infidelity. Her grandparents were German immigrants, so she possesses a mixed ethnicity. Her family included two older brothers: Richard and Paul.

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