Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates legendary actress and singer Doris Day by airing a 5-night collection of films (April 2 – 6). An entire week that will include 28 films, starting with Day’s debut in Romance on the High Seas (1948), to her 60′s romantic comedies in TCM’s Star of the Month: Doris Day.
This will be a “multi-tiered” celebration, hosted by TCM, Sony Masterworks, and Warner Home Video in a 4-movie DVD collection (released March 13); a double CD set from Sony Masterworks (releasing April 3rd); and with a collection of 31-songs by Day including the aforementioned 5-night film salute is aptly timed to coincide with her birthday, April 3.
“I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Sony Music on this collection of my recordings. I sang hundreds of songs, but because I was so busy singing, I rarely had the time to be involved in the compilation of the albums. So in this collection are some of my favorites, ones that I loved singing, and I hope you like them too,” said Doris Day.
Jeff Baker, EVP/GM of Warner Bros states that Day represents “the quintessential American housewife” in many of her films and also mentioned that [we] are proud and honored to have her films in the Warner Bros library.
Sony Masterworks and TCM will present With a Smile And A Song, a 31 song collection created by Day. The 2-cd set represents a different facet in Day’s illustrious career. The Leading Lady of the Movies features favorite songs from some of her films including “It’s Magic,” from Romance on the High Seas (1948); title track from Love Me Or Leave Me (1955); and “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera),” the featured song from Alfred Hitchcock‘s suspenseful The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).
The Leading Lady of Song features hits from her favorite Columbia Records albums including “But Beautiful” from the 1956 release Day By Day; “Easy to Love” from the 1957 release Day By Night; “Fools Rush In” from the 1962 release Doris Day & Andre Previn: Duets and the timeless title track from the album With A Smile and A Song, a perfect title to personify this incomparable singer, actress and entertainer.
Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song on sale April 3, 2012. It can be purchased at TCM’s online store, as well from other retailers.
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