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TV was not a medium that Doris Day chose to pursue during the early part of her career. In 1968, after the passing of her husband/manager Marty Melcher she discovered to her surprise that Marty had contracted her to do her first TV sitcom. As ever the true professional Doris Day gave her all to this project and quickly became a major star of the small screen. This section details Doris Day's TV highlights (1968 to date).

 

 

The Doris Day Show, CBS
bullet Season 1 (1968-69)
bullet Season 2 (1969-70)
bullet Season 3 (1970-71)
bullet Season 4 (1971-72)
bullet Season 5 (1972-73)

The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special, CBS
bullet Variety entertainment show featuring singer Perry Como and actor Rock Hudson (1971)

John Denver & Friends, ABC
bullet Variety entertainment show featuring Doris and John singing a medley of By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, On Moonlight Bay and I'll See You In My Dreams (1974)

Doris Day Today!, CBS
bullet Variety entertainment show featuring John Denver and comedians Tim Conway and Rich Little (1975)

Doris Day's Best Friends, CBN
bullet Chat show series in which Doris talks to her co-stars and friends - filmed at her home in Carmel (1985-6)

I Don't Even Like Apple Pie, BBC
bullet British-produced television biography featuring a specially commissioned interview with Doris (1989)

A Sentimental Journey, PBS
bullet American-produced television biography featuring a specially commissioned interview with Doris (1991)

Pebble Mill ' Doris Day' Special, BBC
bullet British television star Gloria Hunniford interviews Doris at her home in Carmel about her life, career and the discovery of her lost LP The Love Album (1994)

Des O'Connor, ITV
bullet Doris gave what became her last ever television interview with British singer/chat show host Des O'Connor. She talked candidly about her life and LP The Love Album via satellite (1994)

Doris Day: It's Magic, A&E
bullet Extensive American-produced biography featuring specially commissioned interviews with Les Brown, Kaye Ballard, Edie Adams, James Garner and Doris's son Terry Melcher. Doris did not contribute to this show. This show is available on American VHS tape and DVD. (1998)

Hollywood Greats, BBC
bullet British-produced biography featuring specially commissioned interviews with Doris's friends and co-stars: Andy Williams, Howard Keel, John Raitt, Kaye Ballard and Terry Ballard (2002)

E! Hollywood True Story: Doris Day, E!
bullet American-produced biography featuring specially commissioned interviews with Marnie Van Doren, Jackie Joseph, Kaye Ballard and Rose Marie (2002)

What A Difference A Day Made, Arte TV
bullet German-produced biography that trace's the star's German roots and profiles her life and career. It features specially commissioned interviews with friends and fans of Doris Day as well as a phone conversation with the star that was conducted for a live radio broadcast on her 2008 birthday.

 

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bullet arte.tv
bullet bbc.co.uk
bullet cbs.com
bullet cbn.com
bullet eonline.com
bullet itv.com
bullet pbs.org
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