Published Date   13th Jan. 2017, 14:26 pm  Update Date: April 4th, 2017  07:20 am
Quick Info
Birth Name: Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
Date of Birth: 03/04/1924
Age: 99 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $ 20 million

Retired actress and singer Doris Day net worth is huge. Her movies and songs as well as the work she has done for animal welfare, have all been extremely popular with her fans. She is an effortless beauty who is known to be 92 years of age and has been known for her work in the recording of Sentimental Journey as well as her acting in Send Me No Flowers, Teacher’s Pet etc.


Doris Day has had a two-decade long career on acting and before that; she was an accomplished singer a well. This versatile personality, who is a native of Ohio, has been known to be an epitome of beauty, both inside and out in her time in the entertainment fraternity.


Doris Day was born on the 3rd of April, 1924 and her current age is known to be 92 years. Other sources indicate her year of birth to be in the year 1922, making her 94 years. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. Her parents are Alma Sophia and William Joseph. She had two elder brothers who died before her birth and has a younger brother.

Early Life and Education

Doris Day parents split up when she was a child. She was a dancer as a child but due to her injured legs, she had to give up the opportunity to be a professional dancer.

Career and Net Worth

Doris Day net worth has increased incredibly over the years, because of the talent that she found out following her accident and injury. Doris Day began singing and discovered a talent that was hidden beneath her. She started off as a big band singer on 1939 and started becoming more and more popular after her first hit in the recording of the ‘Sentimental journey’. She started a solo career and was signed to the Columbia Records, which is her only recording label till date.

The contract with Columbia lasted two decades from 1947 and in the duration, she has made more than 650 recordings. Her 29th studio album named ‘My Heart’ was released on 2011 making her the oldest living artist to be featured on the UK Top 40 charts.

Doris Day career in acting has led Doris Day net worth to rise more, all thanks to songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. They recommended her to audition for Romance on the high Seas and she got the work, leading to a 20-year career in acting. Her string of musicals including the likes of Pillow Talk, That Touch of Mink, Move Over, Darling, Send Me No Flowers, etc. has been hugely popular. She has been ranked in the top 10 actresses of her time and has received an Academy Award nomination for her work in Pillow Talk. Needless to state, Doris Day net worth is a huge deal for a woman of her time. As of now Doris Day net worth is 20 million dollars.

Personal Life and Spouse

Doris Day has been married a total of four times in her life and all of her marriages have been documented in her autobiography. She got married first of Al Jorden who was a trombonist. The couple met on Barney Rapp’s Band and was married from 1941 to 1943. She had a son named Terrence from her marriage. Her first husband was reportedly abusive to her.

Doris Day net worth was huge and her popularity was increasing, when she got married to George Weidler a saxophonist. The marriage took place on the 30th of March, 1946 and the couple separated on 1949.

Later, Doris Day got married to Martin Melcher on the 3rd of April. 1951. The relationship of the couple lasted until Melcher’s death in the year 1968. Melcher also adopted Doris Day son Terry.

The fourth marriage of Doris Day took place to Barry Comden in the year 1976 on the 14th of April. Doris Day’s fourth husband was a decade younger than her. Comden Como aliened that Doris Day cared more for her animals than she did for him. Doris Day is known for her extensive love of animals and has been known for adopting stray dogs and pets. She has also been indulged greatly in animal welfare activism.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition

Doris Day has had a list of awards attributed to her name. On the years 1955, 1956 and 1957, she obtained the NME Award for Favorite US Female Singer. She has been the recipient of the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for the years 1958, 1960 and 1963. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame on 1999 and 2012. She received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award on 1989. She has also been the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on 2008 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 2004.

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