Here is a look at the life of actress, singer and dancer Doris Day.
Personal: Birth date: April 3, 1924
Birth place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Birth name: Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff
Father: Frederick Wilhelm "William" von Kappelhoff, a music teacher
Mother: Alma (Welz) von Kappelhoff
Marriages: Barry Comden (April 14, 1976-April 2, 1982, divorced); Marty Melcher (April 3, 1951-April 20, 1968, his death); George Weidler (March 30, 1946-May 31, 1949, divorced); Al Jorden (March 1941-February 8, 1943, divorced)
Children: with Jorden (adopted by Melcher): Terrence "Terry" Melcher, February 8, 1942- November 19, 2004
Other Facts: Top ranking female box office star of all time, according to the Quigley Poll list of top ten box office attractions. Day made the list for ten years, including four times as number one.
Briefly dated Ronald Reagan before becoming involved with her agent (and future third husband), Marty Melcher.
She co-owns the Cypress Inn in Carmel, California.
Nominated for one Academy Award and two Grammy Awards. Recipient of an honorary Grammy Award.
Timeline: October 1937 - Seriously injures her leg in a car accident. With her dancing career over, she concentrates on singing career instead.
1940-1941 and 1943-1946 - Tours with Les Brown and his band.
1947 - Signs a contract with Columbia Records.
1948 - Film debut in "Romance on the High Seas."
1952-1953 - Host of "The Doris Day Show" on radio.
1956 - Sings "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" in the Hitchcock thriller "The Man Who Knew Too Much." The song reaches number two on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and sells millions of copies. It also wins an Oscar for songwriters Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
1959 - Stars in the romantic comedy "Pillow Talk" with Rock Hudson. They star in two more films together, "Lover Come Back" and "Send Me No Flowers," and become lifelong friends.
February 8, 1960 - Receives two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording and the other for motion pictures.
September 1968-September 1973 - Stars in the television sitcom "The Doris Day Show."
September 18, 1974 - Awarded $22.8 million in a fraud and malpractice lawsuit filed against her former attorney and financial adviser Jerome Rosenthal. Day later settles with Rosenthal's liability insurers for about $6 million.
1976 - Day's autobiography "Doris Day: Her Own Story" is released.
1978 - Founds the Doris Day Animal Foundation, a charity supporting animal rights and their advocates.
1987 - Establishes the Doris Day Animal League, a nonprofit lobbying organization for the humane treatment of animals.