Entertainer Doris Day

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 31, 2005

I would like to know what Doris Day is doing now.
—Donna M., Florida

Singer/dancer/actress Doris Day has added a fourth career to her resume with her work with animals and her non-profit organizations, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, established in 1998, and the Doris Day Animal League, established in 1987. The Cincinnati native traces her love for animals to her teenage years when she was in a car accident, leaving her on crutches for more than a year. "Tiny, my dog, never left my side, understood my moods and gave me the kind of companionship that only a dog can bestow." After 39 films and two television series—The Doris Day Show recently was released on DVD—Day continues to receive movie, TV and singing offers, and she jokes that she might decide to make a movie, "just to take a rest." Married four times, Day, 81, lives in Carmel, Calif., and has been divorced since 1981. Her only child, son Terry Melcher, died last year at age 62.