Madge isn’t a patch on Doris!
Why I am reminded of her just now is that I am reading her autobiography and thoroughly enjoying it. I will give you a few general facts concerning Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, for that is her real name. Doris was born in Evanston, Cincinnati, Ohio on April 3, 1922, her grandparents being German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard who died aged two, before Doris was born and Paul, she had one son Terry.
There are many web sites dedicated to providing all sorts of information about Doris day, such as Wikipedia's Doris Day web page.
Another one: http://funkin.net/sites/dorisday/ which contains lots of photographs, music downloads etc.
Her mother named her Doris after the silent screen star Doris Kenyon, however she did not change her surname from Kappelhoff to Day until 1940, by which time she was singing for local bandleader Barney Rapp. Her singing career took her on to met many of the world’s best singers and big band leaders such as Les Brown and his Band of Renound. Of course her film career was even more successful, beginning in 1948 at Warner Brothers in the film Romance on the High Seas. Some of her best known film roles were – Calamity Jane – Love Me or Leave Me – Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Pajama Game.
I hope some of you share my love and admiration for this wonderful lady who now lives in Carmel, California. Indeed I found a web site advertising a hotel of which she is a part owner – The Cypress Inn – http://www.cypress-inn.com/
Wonderful lady – thank you Doris!
I doubt that our paths will cross as I can't imagine you having a need for sonic horns ... but you never know.