Doris Day

Doris Day

by Eric Braun

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An in-depth and fascinating study of one of Hollywood's most popular icons - fully updated and including previously unreleased pictures.

Doris Day is almost always portrayed as the sunny, squeaky-clean girl next door. This wholesome image kept her at the top for twenty-four years and thirty-nine films.

But behind the effervescent, ever-cheerful image that Doris Day portrayed through dozens of classic Hollywood movies was an extraordinary story of private pain. Her dazzling smile hid a tormented personal life that included four marriages, and a terrifying accident that nearly ended her life. And yet for generations of movie-goers Doris Day remained the embodiment of innocent beauty and apple-pie homeliness, and even today she exerts a powerful fascination for millions of fans around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409105695
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 48,923
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eric Braun MA (Cantab.) is a theatre and film critic and show-business writer. After service in the Royal Artillery he began his writing career with Odeon cinemas before entering the film industry. He has written biographies of Doris Day and Deborah Kerr and three books with Beryl Reid.

Table of Contents

Photo Creditsx
Prologue to 2004 Editionxiii
Introduction: 'Desperately Seeking Doris ...'1
1Renaissance, 19896
2Childhood, into Salad Days32
3Motherhood and a Million Seller59
4The Warner Years83
5The Road to the Top128
6Pillow Talk and a New Deal171
Awards and Nominations239
Television Highlights253

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