On May 13, 2019, the world received the sad news that one of our favorite actresses, Doris Day, passed away. The iconic actress graced our screens in films like 'Hay Foot, Straw Foot.'
Although Doris Day painted a perfect picture of herself, that wasn't the case. As a young lady growing up, she faced a lot of complications that were not common knowledge to the world.
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, popularly known as Doris Day, was born to Alma Sophia and William Joseph Kappelhoff. Her mother was a housewife and Doris Day dreamed of having the same lifestyle, but she ended up following in her father's path: music.
The late Doris Day, who died of pneumonia at the age of 97, had a son, Terry Melcher, when she was 18. Unfortunately, she bore Terry for an irresponsible man named Al Jorden.
When she met Al Jorden, she told her mum that she could never be with him.
She rebuked the thought of being with him so much that she reportedly said:
"He's a creep, and I wouldn't go out with him if they were giving away gold nuggets at the movie!"
However, her obsession with wanting to be a housewife blinded her into marrying a drunkard, who beat and embarrassed her at the slightest chance.
Also, they were together a lot since they were in the same band in Evanston, Cincinnati, where Al was a trombonist. However, she derived the best part of her life, Terry, from that forsaken relationship.
After Al Jorden, Day had three husbands, but none of the marriages worked out. The recurring challenge in her three consecutive relationships was her famous status in Hollywood.
Her second marriage, which was with George Weidler, was in shambles, and they became estranged. One time, George tried to divorce her because she was repeatedly in the Hollywood scene and it would inevitably cause a rift between them, but she begged him to rethink his decision.
While she was away filming, she had an affair with co-star Jack Carson. However, when George came back to ask for her forgiveness and to give their love one more chance, she did.
She tried to end things with her various lovers, but one seemed adamant on not letting her go. His name was Al Levy.
Al Levy, her first agent, began to stalk Day and attempted to rape her. To prevent charges, Levy's business partners at Century Artists, Richard Dorso and Marty Melcher, transferred him to run their business in New York.
After this episode, she began a relationship with Marty Melcher, who is one of the biggest influences in her stardom. He aided her in starring in hit movies such as Do Not Disturb (1965), The Glass Bottom Boat (1966), Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968).
At this point, Day was with numerous men, including George Wielder, Marty Melcher, Jack Carson, Ronald Reagan, and Steve Cochran.
Doris Day left a trail of men everywhere she went. Nevertheless, she dumped her lovers when Marty married her after he left his wife. Apparently, Doris Day was no angel like many believed her to be, but she'll forever be remembered for her talent. May her soul rest in peace.