The Crazy Life of Hollywood’s Sweetheart: Doris Day

An Innocent Star is Born

As the sexual revolution took America by storm, Doris Day’s movies remained pure, conservative, and sweet. She usually played wholesome characters and was unwilling to get with the times. In the 1960s and 70s, she was even dubbed “The World’s Oldest Virgin.” But let’s start at the beginning…


Doris Day at six months old (left) and two years old (right). Source: Shutterstock

On April 3rd, 1922, she was welcomed into the world as Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff to the children of German immigrants. However, for most of her life, Day thought she was born in 1924, and it took a whole team of journalists to find her real birth certificate confirming her 1922 birthday. In fact, she only found out her real birthday when she was 95 years old.

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