to lose Peggy Lipton yesterday (RIP Norma) but today's news about the death of Doris Day has got me thinking we should all take a moment and check on our favorite blonde, make sure they're doing okay. That said Day was 97 years old and leaves behind a marvelous legacy, one guaranteed to make even the most cynical dude smile -- I count myself among the most cynical dudes after all, and you put on one of her comedies with Rock Hudson on the rainiest of days and all of a sudden, the sun is shining somewhere. Of course she wasn't just pink wallpaper and buckets of roses (not that there's anything wrong with pink wallpaper and buckets of roses, mind you) -- there's a scene in her collaboration with Hitchcock that I count among my favorites of any Hitchcock scenes, and one of the darkest things he ever did which is, uhhh, saying a lot!
My 5 Favorite Doris Day Performances
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
"Whatever will be, will be..."
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
"George, your hypochondria's showing."
Pillow Talk (1959)
"Officer, arrest this man!
He's taking me up to his apartment!"
Calamity Jane (1953)
"Make mine sarsparilly!"
Lover Come Back (1961)
"You listen to me, no alcoholic beverage, no drug
known to science, no torture yet devised
could induce me to stay married to you!"