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Considering Doris Day


The biggest female box office attraction in Hollywood history, Doris Day remains unequalled as the only entertainer who has ever triumphed in movies, ... Show synopsis

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Considering Day? Consider it Good!

by TerTer on Sep 4, 2008

Another selection in my "Summer with Doris Day," this one was what I was hoping "Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door" would be like. Santopietro reviews and discusses the four areas of Day's life: music, movies, television and dogs! He provides us with the plot of every movie Doris was ever in, and then reviews the movie. Same goes for her recordings and television appearances, including the episodes of her 5 year television series on CBS. He mentions how her private life and changes in American society influenced her work. This book is much less biased than "Untold Story" and ranks right up there with Day's autobiography. The only part that got slow for me was the reviews of Day's recordings. Santopietro feels Doris is only surpassed in song by Ella Fitzgerald. Ella is one of my favorites too, but I have to say that Peggy Lee, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney and Sarah Vaughan are pretty gifted with voice and phrasing as well, they just weren't as successful as Doris who conquered the recording industry, movie industry, and even television. Still, Santopietro's "career scorecard" is great, as well as his listing of Day's filmography, selected discography and television appearances. A MUST read for any of Day's fans.


If you like Doris Day give this book a try!

by cadream on Sep 30, 2007

Very good biography of Doris Day. What was really great about this book was that it was divided up into the different areas of her career. There is a section about her singing, her movies, her television, and her animal activism. Each section goes into great detail about her work. At the end of the book is a "score card" of all her movies, album, and television work. That along with the detailed filmography and discography are extremely helpful when deciding what movie or album to buy or enjoy.

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