She devoted her life to rescuing animals. She gave possibly the first-ever-since-retirement interview to NPR. I heard the interview on the radio Monday. Yes, she still sounds like Doris Day.
She described to the interviewer how she altered her house to accommodate her ever-growing menagerie of animals. Presently, she has 6 dogs and about 10 cats. The cats have their own wing of the house with lots of glass including a glass ceiling so that they can see the trees, the birds and according to Ms. Day they (the cats) love the sound of rain.
TCM, which contrary to what our cable company believes IS the ONLY channel we seem to be able to get on the den’s TV. I know that sounds peculiar but that seems to be what happens….EXCEPT for when the weather is clear, we are able to access MSNBC. OK, I digress…
Back to TCM; The Turner Classic Movie station released a DVD collection of five of her early films to honor one of Hollywood’s biggest box-office stars and Masterworks, in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies Network released a new 2-disk CD set. Doris, herself, curated the album.
Her movies have been featured for the last 3 nights on TCM and I’ve seen the serious side of Doris Day in movies such as Midnight Lace and Storm Warning-quite different from the smiling, singing, sweetheart who frolicked through those 50′s-60′s romantic comedies. Actually, I’m thankful that tonight they are showing the few dramas she made because I can only stomach so much syrupy slosh.
Happy Birthday Doris!
- Musical Memories (bertiebluemyblog.wordpress.com)