RIP Doris Day

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:58 am    Post subject: RIP Doris Day

Much like Peggy Lipton, younger generations will likely have no idea who she was. I suppose you could say that she was the Meg Ryan of an earlier generation. Que Sera Sera was her trademark. She made her last movie in 1968 (With Six You Get Eggroll), did a TV show for a few years, and then dropped out of Hollywood completely. She was 97. RIP
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: RIP Doris Day

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Much like Peggy Lipton, younger generations will likely have no idea who she was. I suppose you could say that she was the Meg Ryan of an earlier generation. Que Sera Sera was her trademark. She made her last movie in 1968 (With Six You Get Eggroll), did a TV show for a few years, and then dropped out of Hollywood completely. She was 97. RIP



I was just listening to her biography on NPR this morning. Didn't know she was a serious Big Band music star prior to her acting career.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject:

I remember her having The Girl Next Door, Americas Sweetheart image. She was rumored to have dated Maury Wills the Dodger shortstop. RIP
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject:

She was a huge Lakers fan, actually.

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For years, celebrities flocked to watch the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League, and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Sundays in the fall, celebs would head to the L.A. Coliseum to watch the Rams. But as Jerry West would attest, the Lakers' arrival in L.A. barely made a ripple in the sports pages and with Hollywood.

"We didn’t have many celebrities in the stands," West said. "We had very few fans and rarely celebrities. At the time, the two most important sports teams were the Dodgers and Rams. We were on the back of the sports page, and weren’t even on the radar at that time."

Enter Doris Day. She's the Neil Armstrong of Lakers celebrities, taking one small courtside seat for her, but one giant leap for the Hollywood stars. Other stars of that era — Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dean Martin, Andy Williams to name a few — would soon find their way to the L.A. Sports Arena to watch Jerry West and Elgin Baylor lead the Lakers to multiple Finals appearances.

But it was Day, the biggest female box office star of the late '50s and early '60s, who, according to Terry Pluto's oral history of the early NBA Tall Tales, "was the Dyan Cannon of the early Lakers, a star who was a regular at courtside."


May she RIP.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject:

Outlived her only child...

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
She was a huge Lakers fan, actually.

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For years, celebrities flocked to watch the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League, and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Sundays in the fall, celebs would head to the L.A. Coliseum to watch the Rams. But as Jerry West would attest, the Lakers' arrival in L.A. barely made a ripple in the sports pages and with Hollywood.

"We didn’t have many celebrities in the stands," West said. "We had very few fans and rarely celebrities. At the time, the two most important sports teams were the Dodgers and Rams. We were on the back of the sports page, and weren’t even on the radar at that time."

Enter Doris Day. She's the Neil Armstrong of Lakers celebrities, taking one small courtside seat for her, but one giant leap for the Hollywood stars. Other stars of that era — Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dean Martin, Andy Williams to name a few — would soon find their way to the L.A. Sports Arena to watch Jerry West and Elgin Baylor lead the Lakers to multiple Finals appearances.

But it was Day, the biggest female box office star of the late '50s and early '60s, who, according to Terry Pluto's oral history of the early NBA Tall Tales, "was the Dyan Cannon of the early Lakers, a star who was a regular at courtside."


May she RIP.


Jack Lemmon, huh? Never knew'd. The leads are weak!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 pm    Post subject:

RIP
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject:

One of my favs. RIP.

(Was just talking about her probably dying soon a couple days ago.)
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
She was a huge Lakers fan, actually.

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For years, celebrities flocked to watch the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League, and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Sundays in the fall, celebs would head to the L.A. Coliseum to watch the Rams. But as Jerry West would attest, the Lakers' arrival in L.A. barely made a ripple in the sports pages and with Hollywood.

"We didn’t have many celebrities in the stands," West said. "We had very few fans and rarely celebrities. At the time, the two most important sports teams were the Dodgers and Rams. We were on the back of the sports page, and weren’t even on the radar at that time."

Enter Doris Day. She's the Neil Armstrong of Lakers celebrities, taking one small courtside seat for her, but one giant leap for the Hollywood stars. Other stars of that era — Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dean Martin, Andy Williams to name a few — would soon find their way to the L.A. Sports Arena to watch Jerry West and Elgin Baylor lead the Lakers to multiple Finals appearances.

But it was Day, the biggest female box office star of the late '50s and early '60s, who, according to Terry Pluto's oral history of the early NBA Tall Tales, "was the Dyan Cannon of the early Lakers, a star who was a regular at courtside."


May she RIP.


I wonder if anyone ever asked her what she thought of the Lakers in recent years?

It seemed when bigger stars flocked to Lakers games she was forgotten.

Regardless RIP now I need to find a movie of hers to watch in her honor.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject:

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danzag wrote:
She was a huge Lakers fan, actually.

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For years, celebrities flocked to watch the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League, and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Sundays in the fall, celebs would head to the L.A. Coliseum to watch the Rams. But as Jerry West would attest, the Lakers' arrival in L.A. barely made a ripple in the sports pages and with Hollywood.

"We didn’t have many celebrities in the stands," West said. "We had very few fans and rarely celebrities. At the time, the two most important sports teams were the Dodgers and Rams. We were on the back of the sports page, and weren’t even on the radar at that time."

Enter Doris Day. She's the Neil Armstrong of Lakers celebrities, taking one small courtside seat for her, but one giant leap for the Hollywood stars. Other stars of that era — Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dean Martin, Andy Williams to name a few — would soon find their way to the L.A. Sports Arena to watch Jerry West and Elgin Baylor lead the Lakers to multiple Finals appearances.

But it was Day, the biggest female box office star of the late '50s and early '60s, who, according to Terry Pluto's oral history of the early NBA Tall Tales, "was the Dyan Cannon of the early Lakers, a star who was a regular at courtside."


May she RIP.


I wonder if anyone ever asked her what she thought of the Lakers in recent years?

It seemed when bigger stars flocked to Lakers games she was forgotten.

Regardless RIP now I need to find a movie of hers to watch in her honor.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject:

A beautiful lady in so many ways.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject:

https://youtu.be/jQW6hZLLxV8

https://youtu.be/JRp1LZOk05o

Truly a legendary classy lady who lived life to the absolute fullest. And a complete entertainer... Comedy, drama.. incredible singing voice and beautiful dancer.. I adore her music and movies.. Rest peacefully dear Doris..
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject:

I especially loved Doris Day-Rock Hudson movies. And she was a huge animal rights activist way before there was such a thing. She was terrific in the musical Calamity Jane where she was brave enough to do at least half the movie without make-up to keep in character. Carl Reiner said he just called her last week to welcome her to the 97 club. Which made me realize he's probably going soon too. RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject:

Her achievements clearly illustrated her talents, but to me she'll be remembered for being a wonderful human being.
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