Doris Day

Doris Day was an American singer and actress known mainly for her roles in musicals. As a child, she was planning a career as a dancer when, aged 16, a serious car accident forced her to stop dreaming of being a little girl. During her convalescence, she discovered her talent for singing and took classes to perfect her vocal technique. In 1939, she made her debut as a singer with a famous jazz big band led by Les Brown. She was only 17 years old at the time. Together, they performed the hit "Sentimental Journey", the future emblematic hymn of the victory of American soldiers at the end of the Second World War. In 1948, she signed a 7-year contract with Warner Bros, one of the largest production companies of the time, and became a musical star. In 1950, she was the unforgettable performer of the title "Tea for Two" in the musical of the same name. At the same time, she continued her career as a singer and made several albums. In 1956, she played her greatest role in Alfred Hitchcock's film "The Man Who Knew Too Much" in which she sang "Que sera" which won the Oscar for Best Original Song. In 1968, she left the cinema to devote herself to television. She produced her own television series "The Doris Day Show" for 5 years, before definitively withdrawing from show-business. She died aged 97 in May 2019.

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