Stand outside the huge gates to Doris Day’s fortress-like home in California’s beautiful Carmel Valley and you can sometimes hear the sound of the canine companions who share the Hollywood star’s life. It’s been some years since Day, now 91 and so reclusive many may be surprised to learn she is still alive, used to steal through the streets of the nearby town of Carmel in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Locals would watch in surprise as she rounded up stray dogs and emaciated cats, bundling them in her car to take home and look after them.
Then she started Doris Day pet foods where people bought from her company and installed racks in convenience stores and such. I know one lady pet lover who invested about 5 grand and lost every cent of that. That was about 35 years ago. How do I remember things like that?
This is the second article from a UK paper in as many weeks, featuring Woods "concerns."
My question after reading this rehash, nearly word for word of the first --certainly the same photos, is the same question I had upon reading the original article: why doesn´t Woods do something about it if he´s so concerned?
I expect this is in advance of hawking a Tell-All authored by a Ghost Writer.
I would hate to think that Doris Day is living her last days surrounded by people who are taking advantage of her, perhaps abusing her, but until someone shows me she is, I have to believe Wood´s motives are not entirely pure.
I worked for Xerox in the mid to late 60s in Hollywood. I handled most of the studios and had the displeasure to meet Doris Day twice. Not in a social setting, but as someone that had to repair her Xerox machine.
In all of Hollywood, most of the BIG stars were a real delight to work with, but not Miss Day. She screamed at everyone, demanded this and demanded that. In my opinion, she was one of the meanest and nastiest stars in Hollywood.
Some of the nicest were the likes of Jerry Lewis, Paul Newman and Joann Woodward, but not Doris Day.
Just a first hand experience from a guy that loves movies and at one time was a big fan of her.
Many of us have had contacts - interactions - with "celebrities" over the years. Some are gracious. Many are not. Until now I never heard anything about Doris Day´s having been unpleasant with anyone, but my personal experience with Jerry Lewis was not pleasant. He is not the fun-loving sweetheart he´d have everyone believe him to be.
Ditto Bing and Bob. After hours with them, it was elear that their affability was part of their public (paid) persona. It stopped when they left the camera.
That said, I imagine these people become immensely weary of having to be scrutinized and rated re their "niceness". They are performers. That´s what they are paid for. What they do the rest of the time probably involves getting away from the insincere sycophancy that follows them around.
Some of our favorite actors have been very private people. And they knew when to leave the stage. When the time was right for them.
I doubt that Doris Day´s days are so terrible. She´s now doing what she has always liked best with creatures she can trust. The two-leggers in her life were not always the best, most caring company.
Sorry about the double post but... In the early days until the late 40´s Southern California ran on 50 cycle electricity. The rest of the country ran on 60 cycle, therefore appliances were specially built for SoCal.
SoCal Edison decided to change to 60 cycle in about 1947 or 8. They had to change every appliance in and a Contractor was hired to do the whole job. One group of employees went to every house to survey what appliances were owned and another group changed the appliances. I worked on both jobs at one time or another.
They moved from city to city until the job was completed. You can imagine how it was when we got to Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Hollywood. Every morning when we got our cards we would immediately scan them to see whose house we got that day.
I went to many of them, like Joan Leslie, Charles Boyer, Alan Ladd, Kay Star and so on. You mostly ran into family members or servants, but they were never rude or condescending. I could have written a book about those days, that is, if I had the talent.
I think Doris Day was married to Ben Gage in the 50´s. He had a restaurant and bar located in Culver City, or near there, and I saw her in the restaurant one time. Didn´t speak to them, just looked. In the 30´s through 50´s stars were out in public places and weren´t bothered as they are now.
Interesting reading some of the posts on here with people that had first hand experience. Whether the experience was good or bad, feel privileged to at least been there during the golden age of Hollywood. We will never see anything like it again.
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