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.

It was he, not Doris Day, who "turned down" the role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. When the film's producer sent him the novel, he was reportedly so offended by it that he never even showed it to his wife, costing her the role that might have revived her film career.

Prior to leaving to manage Doris Day's career full time, had been an agent with Century Artists Agency.
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April 1950
Married
3 April 1951
Partner Died
20 April 1968
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Martin Melcher was married to Doris Day. They started dating in April, 1950. They were married on 3rd April, 1951. After 17 years of marriage, Martin Melcher died on 20th April, 1968.

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