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Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
Actress and singer Doris Day had four marriages that ended in divorce.

Doris Day. Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

S21E03: Doris Day, Part One


Actress and singer Doris Day built a giant career in Hollywood on the image of the All-American Girl, a perfectly relatable Girl Next Door, virtuous and funny. It was pure spin, with Groucho Marx once quipping, “I’ve been around so long, I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.” Doris herself chafed at the limitations of the type-casting and how utterly at odds it was to the life she was actually living. In this first part of her story, Alicia takes us through her start in show business, her first two husbands, and a whole lotta playing the field in 1950s Hollywood.

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Alicia’s Receipts

About Doris (dorisday.com)

Doris Day was a conservative icon amid a turbulent counterculture. But her life belied her persona. (vox.com)

Al Jorden Made Doris Day’s Life A Living Hell By Beating Her Senseless (allthatsinteresting.com)

The Sad Truth About Doris Day’s Marriage To Al Jorden (thelist.com)

Doris Day’s 3rd Husband Left Her in Debt When He Suddenly Died after Spending Her $20m (amomama.com)

The tragic last days of ‘manipulated’ Hollywood icon Doris Day | Page Six

Barry Comden dies at 74; restaurateur was 4th husband of Doris Day – Los Angeles Times

How Doris Day’s third husband cost her sanity – and her £66million fortune (dailymail.co.uk)

Doris Day’s son Terry Melcher was ‘very paranoid’ after Manson murders, pal reveals in book (foxnews.com)

All-American Girl: Doris Day’s Deceptively Sunny Life | Vanity Fair

Doris Day’s son was the ‘reason’ for the Charles Manson Sharon Tate murders (express.co.uk)

Actress, singer and animal activist Doris Day dead at 97 (usatoday.com)

Doris Day’s Last Public Appearance Before Her Death at 97 Was Over 5 Years Ago (people.com)

Doris Day still radiant in special 97th birthday portrait, a month before her death (metro.co.uk)

Doris Day’s 4 Ex-Husbands, Marriage and Relationship Details | Closer Weekly

Biggest Bombshells from Doris Day’s Autobiography: Dating Ronald Reagan & More (people.com)

New Ronald Reagan book Love Triangle lays bare his affairs with stars (dailymail.co.uk)

All-American Girl: Doris Day’s Deceptively Sunny Life | Vanity Fair

Doris Day 100: Star had an affair with ‘oversexed’ Ronald Reagan ‘He wanted to propose’ (express.co.uk)

Bob Hope and the countless one-night stands: New book reveals his flings with Doris Day and Lucille Ball and a 30-year affair with a beauty queen (dailymail.co.uk)

Doris Day – America’s Sweetheart | ELYSIAN Magazine

When Doris Day (And Her Fortune) Got Taken For a Ride (forbes.com)

 

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