Doris Day sacrificed a lot for box-office success. But that doesn’t mean she was a victim.
The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door
by David Kaufman
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A film professor I had in college, a hard-core Jesuit who swore by Doris Day, had convinced himself that she was the greatest actress in Hollywood history. The reasoning went something like this: She 1) was conversant in all genres, 2) was an accomplished actress, singer, and dancer, and 3) projected a complex persona that was demure but with an undercurrent of feline menace. It annoyed me to no end. For any young and