Who is Doris Day and what is her net worth 2019? Doris Day is a retired singer and actress who have performed over 7 decades. She rose to prominence after her first single “Sentimental Journey” in 1945. She debuted as an actress in the film ‘Romance on the High Seas’ in 1948. As a recording artist, she gave many hits during her career. In 1968, she starred on ‘The Doris Day Show’ on CBS. She was one of the top ten singers from the period of 1951 to 1966. Her 29th studio album ‘My Heart’ was released in 2011 and it became a UK Top 10 album. She is a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and also the Legend Award by the Society of Singers.
Doris Day was born as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of Alma Sophia, a housewife and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a choir master and music teacher. Doris Day was unsure about her year of birth and used to consider it as 1924. However, until her 95th birthday, her birth certificate was found by Associated Press which revealed the year as 1922.
She had two elder brothers, Richard and Paul. Her parents separated as her father was not loyal. At an early age, Dance developed an interest in dance. By the mid-1930s she used to perform in Cincinnati with her partner Jerry Doherty. She met with a car accident in October 1937 and that injured her right leg. The injury deprived her to dance and also to become a professional dancer.
Daisy Day was first married to Al Jorden in 1941. With him, she has got her only child Terrence Paul Jorden. They separated in 1943. From 1946 to 1949, she was married to George Weidler. She married Martin Melcher in 1951 and was with him until his death in 1968. She was married to Barry Comden from 1976 to 1981.
As Doris Day started showing a keen interest in singing, her mother engaged a music teacher for her. Her first job as a vocalist was on the WLW radio program. She met Barney Rapp and adopted the name ‘Day’ on his suggestion. In 1945, she released her first single “Sentimental Journey”. She has recorded the song on several occasions. She sang two years with Les Brown, Bob Crosby, and Jimmy James. She recorded her second hit, “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time”, and it influenced her career into movies.
In 1953, she appeared in the musical ‘Calamity Jane’. In 1955, she appeared in the highly successful movie ‘Love Me or Leave Me‘. She sang the song “Que Sera, Sera” for the movie ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’. In 1968, her movie With Six You Get Eggroll was released. She started making appearances on Tv in 1968. At the age of 89, she released her album ‘My Heart’ in 2011. She became the oldest artist to get a UK Top 10 with new material.
In 1955, Daisy Day won her first Golden Globe Award. She has won 6 Golden Globe Awards out of 12 nominations. She has won 10 Laurel Awards out of all 10 nominations. She won the Grammy Awards in 1998, 1999 and 2012 as Inducted Song.
Net Worth of Doris Day
Doris Day is one of the most accomplished singers and actress of America. She was at the peak of her career during the 1950s and 1960s. By the 1950s, she became one of the highest paid singers in the United States. This feat of the singer made her accumulate a good fortune. Daisy Day’s net worth is an estimated $25 million. Between the period of 1948 and 1968, she appeared in 39 films. She has also appeared in various TV shows and has recorded more than 650 recordings from 1947 to 1967. Doris Day also hosted her own TV show called Doris Day’s Best Friends in 1985. Prior to that, she was in two TV specials called The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special and Doris Day to Day.
Apart from a being a famed singer and actress, Doris Day is also an animal welfare activist. Day co-founded ‘The Actors and Others for Animals’ in 1971. She also founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation in 1978. She is also the founder of Doris Day Animal League which later merged into The Humane Society of the United States. She adopts stray dogs and has got many pets.