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Behind the 'girl next door' Doris Day

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hollywood starlet Doris Day was a household name back in the 1950s and 1960s and while she withdrew from public life shortly thereafter, she is still the top-ranking female box-office star of all time. We look at her career with a Doris Day biographer and hear songs inspired by Day's career performed by singer-songwriter Nellie McKay live in our studio. Also: Film composer Carter Burwell and cellist Maya Beiser discuss the art of film scoring.

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Maya Beiser, Carter Burwell and Nellie McKay

Doris Day: The reclusive Hollywood star

Her "girl next door" looks, charming personality and acting in numerous films such as The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk, and Midnight Lace made Doris Day Hollywood's biggest female star from the late 1940s into the early 1960s. While trying to step away from the public limelight in ...

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Carter Burwell and Maya Beiser

Film composer Carter Burwell has had a storied career as a film composer for the past two decades. Known for his longtime collaboration with the Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze in which he has scored all their films, including their latest, A Serious Man and Where The Wild Things Are, ...

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