Secret Love: Doris Day

Doris Day celebrated her 90th birthday Thursday surrounded by friends (some furry) in her beloved home of Carmel By the Sea, California.

Happy Birthday from Coffee!

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7 Comments on “Secret Love: Doris Day”

  1. im6 Says:

    Thanks for helping me celebrate the great Ms. Day’s big day. This particular song has certainly had its share of controversy. Of course it won the 1953 Academy Award for Best Original Song, but it’s frequently been debated whether “Calamity” was singing about Wild Bill or someone else 😉 . The whole idea was raised again later in the 1996 film “Grace Of My Heart” when the thinly-disguised Lesley Gore character sings “My Secret Love” (sung by Miss Lily Banquette). “We must be wise and keep out disguise. Stand by our lies my secret love.” “Grace” is actually a pretty interesting movie. A mash-up of an imaginary Carole King – Phil Spector – Brian Wilson love/music story/history. It’s all over the board, but consistently interesting. Here’s the other Secret Love:

    • katry Says:

      You are welcome and thanks to you for reminding me.

      I hadn’t ever heard of this song so I knew nothing about its background let alone the controversy. I love when songs have shady backgrounds reflecting a real life story.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Even a small town in Germany celebrated Doris Day’s birthday. Her grandfather was born in Warendorf, which is ~50 miles northeast from my home. I didn’t know it until I heard it on the radio on Thursday. I remember watching some of her heartwarming old movies.

    • katry Says:

      That amazing! I don’t even remember seeing it mentioned here let alone celebrated. I have to say that she wasn’t the best of actresses. I watched The Man Who Knew Too Much when I got back from Morocco as part of it was filmed in Marrakech. She was awful.

    • katry Says:

      She looks great and still has that Doris Do. She hasn’t been in the public eye for years so good to see her.

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