Doris Day (1922-2019) was a singer and actress, known for her appearances in film musicals and romantic comedies as well as her recording career.
Day began her singing career on radio and with bands (notably Les Brown's) and was the resident singer/straight woman on Bob Hope's radio show from 1948 to 1950. As an actress, she played strong but wholesome women in a string of Warner Bros. musicals (including Calamity Jane) and in a trio of romantic comedies with Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. She carried the same image into her often-retooled TV sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968-1973) but occasionally had more dramatic roles (as in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much).
Day's best known songs included her recordings of "Sentimental Journey," "Secret Love" and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" (from her movies, which at different times served as signature songs), and "High Hopes." Outside of her performing career, she was known for her work as an animal activist and started the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
- In The Muppet Show episode 111, when Fozzie Bear fails to recognize Lena Horne and asks her name, she tells him "Day. Doris Day." (To which Fozzie responds, "Cute. Cute name.")