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|TCM Doris Day Tribute (in her own words)
Written by Terry R
(7/29/2013 9:57 a.m.)
I caught this tribute quite accidentally and, at first, didn't recognize the voice. With age, Day's voice has become quite low and husky. (According to IMDb, she is 89.) But, age has not diminished her enthusiasm and joie de vivre, which still shines through. She talked about how shocked she was that she, a singer, was asked to be in a movie – and how much fun she had. She said she always made sure to have that fun on the set because then the audience would have fun, too. With all that fun, sometimes it was hard to get through a scene, especially with Rock Hudson, because they were laughing so hard.
She has great respect and admiration for James Cagney, and calls Love Me or Leave Me the best film she ever made. She also loved working with Jack Carson (her first film), Gordon McRae, Jack Lemmon, James Garner; and said what a thrill it was to work with her childhood idol, Ginger Rogers.
Day had high praise for some of the character actors she worked with, especially, Mary Wickes, whom she said was young, tall, elegant and friendly – not at all the stooped over, crotchety woman she played so often. She called Wickes the funniest lady she ever worked with.
One glaring omission: She had not one word to say about Cary Grant. I wonder if there is any negative history, there? If so, she's too much of a lady to say; especially on TCM.
I've linked TCM’s Doris Day Tribute below.
|TCM Doris Day Tribute|
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