Monday, November 1, 2010


Hollywood legend Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, turned 86 years old this past April. She's one of the few top-ranking female box office stars who is still alive to talk about what it was like to break into Hollywood in the 1940s, and she recently spent time talking about her life and career with WNYC Music Host Jonathan Schwartz. Day shares with Schwartz, among other anecdotes, how a car accident curtailed her stint as a dancer, why she turned down the lead in the movie "South Pacific" and the time Frank Sinatra came to her defense at a birthday party...


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  2. Doris Day did not turn down the role as nellie in south pacific, she was not offered it, rogers and hammerstein did not want her in any of there blockbuster musicals, most of doris's musicals in the late fifties bombed at the box office, ie Jumbo, Pajama Game etc, she wanted Hello Dolly, the Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, but was again overlooked, loved her in Calamity Jane, i think her husband ruined her career