They say her personality was “irrepressible,” and when you look up that definition, it perfectly describes the female #9 FCAR.  “Uncontainable, unrestrainable,” or “inquenchable”.  Yes, such was Doris Day, the beaming singer/actress who stole America’s hearts from the 1940s well into the 1960s.  Last week Ms. Day died at the ripe age 97 (wow!), spending much of her later years in defense of animals, founding the Doris Day Pet Foundation in 1978.  She once stated, “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.”  

Although initially known for her soothing voice that “brimmed with emotion,” Doris would later go on to star in over 40 movies.  Audiences couldn’t help but notice her.  She always seemed happy, and she spread that energetic happiness to those around her.  “I like joy,” Doris once said.  “I want to be joyous.  I want to have fun on the set.  I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.”  Yes, we call the #9 the “pied paper” for good reason!

Of course, #9s desperately want to be loved and adored, and this led Ms. Day into some bad marriages.  By the time she made her first movie in the late 1940s, she had already been married and divorced twice.  “From the time I was a little girl my only true ambition in life was to get married and tend house and have a family,” she once said.  Parents will do well to affirm their love for their #9s so they don’t go seeking it in the wrong places (and help them think objectively before making rash decisions)!  Doris would end up marrying and divorcing four times.

Although unlucky in love, Doris would remain a public figure known for wholesomeness and morality.  “Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit,” she once wisely stated.  In the end, she was an incredibly gifted performer, and in the words of one well-known critic, “Doris Day was the most underrated film musical performer of all time.”

Written by: Staff
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