A singer, actress, activist and an American, Doris Mary Kappelhoof or popularly known as Doris Day is a name which still resonates in the ears of her admirers. Starting a career as a band singer, she achieved the highest milestones in life which made Doris a living legend in the musical fraternity. In her lifetime Doris recorded around 650 songs and no doubt she was a musical sensation once. Over here we will take a close look at the early life, career, achievements and net worth of Doris Day in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Doris Day was born on 3rd April 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio to a couple Alma Sophia and William Joseph Kappelhoff a music teacher. She is the youngest child of the family with two brothers before her. From a very early age she was fond of dancing and with time even performed with Jerry Doherty as a duo at several places. But as they say that destiny at times plays a cruel game and in the year 1937, Doris faced an accident which injured her right leg. From that time her dream of becoming a dancer was left in vain, but she found something else.
Although Doris had multiple relationships, but none of them ended well. Day was married four times in her life. Her first marriage was with Al Jorden a musician, but that ended soon. They had a child Terry. Later she got engaged with George Wielder which was for a very short period. In the year 1951 Doris got married for the third time with her manager Martin Melcher. Her fourth and final marriage with Baryy Comden also ended in a divorce.
Career Awards & Nominations
Let’s start with Day’s musical career. In the beginning, she uses to perform on local radio programs. Later she appeared with Barney Rapp who motivated her to get a stage name for the shows. The song Day after Day became a big hit and Doris adopted Day as her last name. While she was getting popular as a vocalist, she got a chance to perform with Bob Crosby, and that made her name even more famous. Doris’s association with Led Brown gave her the biggest hit of her life like the song’ Sentimental journey’ and ‘my dreams are getting better all the time’ still has a freshness in lyrics and composition.
Few of her other creations like ‘Love Somebody, My Love and Devotion were also a big hit at that time. Along with music, Doris also became popular in films and television. In the year 1948, she made her debut in the film Romance on the High seas. Her acting career was taking a large shape and two of her best works till now are Calamity Jane and The Man who knew too much. Doris was also a part of a television series ‘The Doris Day show’.
In the year 2009 she won Grammy lifetime achievement award, and Grammy hall of fame for few popular compositions. Doris was also nominated in the academy awards for her film Pillow Talk. There are several other honours which were bestowed on her.
Net Worth & Earnings
Over a long career span, Doris has earned both fame and fortune. At the age of 96, she is an affluent person who has enough to lead a life of luxury. Doris Day has an estimated net worth of $220 million. A singer, actor and a television persona Doris is a remarkable personality whose worth is more than her financial valuation.
People who listen to Doris Day know the depth of those compositions. Even though contemporary music is dominating in full swing yet classics will always be a classic, and songs by Doris Day are undoubtedly the best ones. If you haven’t yet heard her songs, then start listening to enjoy some soulful music.