Today, April 3, 2015, is Doris Day's 91st birthday.
She is a true Icon: a woman with beauty, with class, and with real genuine talent.
Her voice lifted her to film stardom, but when she wasn't required to sing (or sing little), she managed to hold her own against people like James Stewart, Rex Harrison, and Cary Grant.
Even now, her generosity continues, being a champion of animal rights and welfare.
Sadly, her talent was never recognized, perhaps not even by her. In her career, she received only one Academy Award nomination (for Pillow Talk), and has yet to be so much as recognized with an Honorary or Humanitarian Oscar.
Maybe if she'd played a wheelchair-bound real life figure....
I love Doris Day. I'm a little in love with Doris Day, even now. Her life hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops, despite her image. She's been beaten down, beaten up, but she still remains the optimist.
This is a brief statement, but it deserves to be said.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIS DAY! May I call you 'Academy Award winner' this time next year.