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 the following decades, she suffered a series of setbacks, both financially and emotionally, that made it all the much harder.
Today we look back at her fascinating career with biographer David Kaufman
, author of the book Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door
. Also: Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay
performs songs from her recently released Doris Day tribute album, Normal as Blueberry Pie, live in our studio.