Many Happy Returns to a Fine Human Being
[Repeat of last year's greeting, but...] Doris Day was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff 90 years ago today. Hard to believe, isn't it? I don't know what more I could add to the great body of information there is out there about her (including Doris Day: Her Own Story), except to express my admiration for her talent and perseverance in the face of stupid marital and professional choices.
I think she's a lovely human being with a beautiful voice who has had to navigate complicated roles and a messy personal life for at least six decades. I could listen to late 1940s Doris for hours. She just melts my heart.
I used to sing this song to my son when he was a baby, just like Doris did to her little guy in My Dream Is Yours (1949).
Enjoy "Someone Like You."