On May 13, 2019, Doris Day passed away. A fixture of popular films of the 1950s and ‘60s, Day would light up the screen with her (seemingly) effortless charm and tremendous talent as an actress and singer. Consistently ranked as one of the top box office draws in America, she had a Girl Next Door warmth, with a light comedic touch and fierce emotional honesty, showcased in musicals, comedies, thrillers and dramas from some of the industry’s top directors, and often alongside the biggest leading men of the day.
At the time of her death, Doris Day had been retired from acting for nearly 50 years in order to focus on animal welfare causes. However, her work lives on, and the Music Box will showcase a handful of her indelible screen performances with a special Matinee series.
**Presented on 35MM**