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CULTURE | May 9, 2023
Doris Day wows on Johnny Carson
Doris Day was the queen of the box office in the 196s, starring in massive films like Pillow Talk and The Man Who Knew Too Much, but she says that when she was first put on contract by Warner Bros. the company didn't really know what to do with her unique talent so they just put her in whatever they had that wasn't "dramatic."
Day says that her earliest roles were pretty milquetoast and that she doesn't even know what she was doing in the movies, she just needed to work. She told Parade:
At Warner Bros. they had serious films. All the dramatic actresses were there. When they hired me, they didn’t know what to do with me. The first thing they put me in was Romance on the High Seas, a little comedy. The next one was My Dream Was Yours—I don’t even know what that was about.