Doris Day and Martin Melcher

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Doris Day and Martin Melcher
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(3 April 1951 - 20 April 1968) (his death)

Was the third husband of Doris Day. After marrying her, he adopted Terry, Day's son from her first marriage to trombonist Al Jorden. Terry Melcher grew up to become a very successful record producer.

When his 17 year marriage to Doris Day ended with his death in 1968, Day discovered that because he had power of attorney, not only had he signed her to a CBS TV series without her knowledge, but also that the millions she had earned in her twenty year film career had all been squandered on poor investments. Day honored the CBS commitment, then successfully sued Melcher's partner Jerome B. Rosenthal and, after years of litigation, was awarded a record $22.8 million settlement from him.

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Partner Died|1950 - 1968|Doris Day and Martin Melcher were married for 16 years before Martin Melcher died aged 52. |1950-04-00|1968-04-00|

Doris Day and Martin Melcher were married for 16 years before Martin Melcher died aged 52.


Doris Day is a 94 year old American Actress. Born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on 3rd April, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and educated at Western Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, she is famous for Pillow Talk, Song: Que Sera, Sera in a career that spans 1939–present 1948–1973 (acting). Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Martin Melcher is a 52 year old American Production Manager. Born on 1st August, 1915 in North Adams, MA, USA, he is famous for Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). His zodiac sign is Leo.


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