Married 4 times.
She and her son Terry Melcher (along with a partner) co-own the Cypress Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, a small "Hotel California-esque" inn built in a beautiful Mediterranean motif.
According to her autobiography, she got the nickname Clara Bixby when Billy De Wolfe told her, on the Tea for Two (1950) set, that she didn't look like a "Doris Day," but more like a "Clara Bixby." To this day, that remains her nickname among a close circle of old friends, such as Van Johnson.
Rock Hudson called her 'Eunice' because he said that whenever he thought of her as Eunice, it made him laugh.
Turned down the role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). The role went to Anne Bancroft.
She is referenced in the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by pop band Wham!, a single that hit Billboard's #1 in 1984.
Measurements: 36-25-36 (in 1953) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
When her husband and manager of 17 years, Martin Melcher, died suddenly in April of 1968, she professed not to have known that he had negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal with CBS to launch "The Doris Day Show" (1968) the following fall. After an abbreviated period of mourning, she went ahead with the series, which ran successfully for five seasons.
It was during the location filming of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), when she saw how camels, goats and other "animal extras" in a marketplace scene were being treated, that Day began her lifelong commitment to preventing animal abuse.
She is also referenced in the song, "We Didn't Start The Fire", by Billy Joel.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush (June 2004). She did not attend the White House award ceremony because of her intense fear of flying.
Referenced in the song "Dig It" by The Beatles.
Referenced in the song "Wrap Her Up" by Elton John.
Was named the top box-office star of 1963 by the Motion Picture Herald, based on an annual poll of exhibitors as to the drawing power of movie stars at the box-office, conducted by Quigley Publications.
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