Doris Day. She attended George Washington Junior High School and was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. In 1939 itself, Day was signed up by MGM and gained widespread popularity as Nurse Mary Lamont in seven back to back Dr. Kildare movies. But her film roles dried up in the 1950s as she focused more on television, even hosting her show - The Laraine Day Show, in 1951. [17] Day filed for divorce from Hendricks in December 1946. [1] Her parents were Clarence Irwin Johnson and Ada M. She died at her daughter’s home in Utah. [4][10] In 1941, she was voted the number one "star of tomorrow" in Hollywood. She had a twin brother, Lamar. Laraine Day was a Hollywood actress and also a radio and television commentator. Laraine DAY '40-50 (13 Octobre 1920 - 10 Novembre 2007) Was an American actress and a former MGM contract star.She was married to Ray Hendricks from 1942 to 1947, then to the baseball manager Leo Durocher from 1947 to 1960, and would often be referred to as "The First Lady of Baseball" She died in Ivins, Utah on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at age 87 from natural causes. [18] Day was granted an interlocutory divorce from Hendricks on January 20, 1947, which required her to wait one year before remarrying. [35], Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City, "How A Mormon Girl, Laraine Day, Conquered Hollywood by Faith! Actress Born in Utah #13. Movie Actresses. 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[2][16] The couple adopted three children: Christopher, Angela, and Michelle. ... - Laraine Day at BrainyQuote", "The Movieland Directory - Tour Location: 6676 Hollywood Blvd, West Hollywood, California", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Laraine_Day&oldid=983227018, Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), 20th-century American non-fiction writers, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episode: "To the Best of My Recollection", Episode: "The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried", This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 00:42. "[25] In 1961, she appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their production of Let Freedom Ring, which was an inspirational one-hour program dedicated to the spirit of American Freedom. [15] She also made stage appearances in Lost Horizon, the 1973 revival of The Women, and a revival of The Time of the Cuckoo. ", "Laraine Day, 87; 'Dr. Movie Actress. [Statement Laraine Day gave to CBS in 1968] I am very much a Republican. While Durocher was managing the New York Giants, she wrote the book Day With the Giants (1952). [6][2] During that time, she was active in establishing a playhouse in Los Angeles for Mormon actors. As well as having had numerous film and television roles, she acted on stage, conducted her own radio and television shows and wrote two books. They had two daughters. Born into a prominent Mormon family in Utah, Laraine Day's acting career began after her parents moved to Long Beach, California, where she joined the Long Beach Players. Ray Bradbury joined for a period of time in 1939, and she let him do some stage prop work and publicity. But her role was so small that it was uncredited. Born In 1920. As a leading lady, she was paired opposite major film stars including Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Cary Grant, Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas, and John Wayne. "[29], In October 1960, Laraine Day appeared in the Nixon–Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade Campaign in Los Angeles along with Ginger Rogers, Cesar Romero, Irene Dunne, Dick Powell, Mary Pickford, and John Payne. [6] Shortly afterwards, she won lead roles at RKO Pictures in several George O'Brien westerns, in which she was billed as Laraine Johnson. She appeared in her first film in 1937 in a bit part, then did leads in several George O'Brien westerns. [4] Day moved back to her native Utah in March 2007 following the death of her third husband. Day dated actor Glenn Ford in early 1940s. [2] During her marriage to Durocher, Day was often referred to as "The First Lady of Baseball". Laraine Day worked with many legendary filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock in the Oscar-nominated spy thriller Foreign Correspondent. Movie Actress. She had a twin brother, Lamar. Rich. I think that Richard Nixon is a great man and that he is very dedicated to what he does. [21] She was also the host of Day With the Giants, a 15-minute television interview program broadcast before New York Giants home games. She had seven siblings. Laraine Day was a strict Mormon who never cursed, smoked, or indulged in alcohol, even avoiding coffee or tea. She also established a playhouse for Mormon actors in Los Angeles. [2] In May 1952, she was signed to a midnight-to-3 a.m. interview series with New York radio station WMGM featuring interviews related to politics, show business, and sports. October 13, Laraine is a successful voice actress who has provided her voice for characters in Finding Nemo, Shrek 2, Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Inside Out and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. and was paired opposite some giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood like John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and Cary Grant. Jimin. Her father was a grain dealer and an interpreter for the Ute Indian Tribes. Her twin brother Lamar served the United States Army during World War II. [33], All film and television appearances come from Internet Movie Database (IMDb)[34] and Turner Classic Movies. [12] She was released from her contract with MGM May 1946, of her own discretion, and signed a contract with RKO in December of that year. In 1961, Day married TV producer Michael Grilikhes. Laraine Day Popularity . She started her acting career after her family moved from Utah to California. Laraine Day was born as La Raine Johnson on October 13, 1920, into a wealthy Mormon family. - Laraine Day at BrainyQuote", "I think that Richard Nixon is a great man and that he is very dedicated to what he does. Due to her marriage to Leo Durocher and her involvement with his baseball career, she was known as "the First Lady of Baseball". [16], Laraine Day's first marriage was to James Ray Hendricks, a dance band singer-turned-airport executive for the Santa Monica airport, on May 16, 1942. Ava Gardner. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1938. The contract stated that she would make one film a year for five years, earning $100,000 per film. Laraine Day, Actress: Foreign Correspondent. [5][6] She attended George Washington Junior High School and was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. Master director Josef Von Sternberg noticed her and cast her in a prominent role in his dark crime drama Sergeant Madden. Movie Actress. In 1938, she adopted the name "Laraine Day" to honor her previous playhouse manager Elias Day, from whom she had received much of her training. Judy Garland. Born in Utah. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6676 Hollywood Boulevard on February 8, 1960. [32], For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Laraine Day has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6676 Hollywood Blvd. As a leading lady, she was paired opposite major film stars including Lana Turner, Cary Grant, Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas, and John Wayne. Laraine Day (born La Raine Johnson, October 13, 1920 – November 10, 2007) was an American actress, radio and television commentator and a former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. [9][3] Her body was taken back to California, and on November 15, 2007, a memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Most Popular #78257. Laraine Day passed away on November 10, 2007, from natural causes. Laraine Day 2020 Height: 5 ft 5 in / 165 cm, Weight: –, Body Measurements/statistics: –, Birth date, Hair Color, Eye Color, Nationality Body Size .org Language: English She was a Republican throughout her life. [28] She also supported Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and longtime Hollywood friend and former co-star Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections, saying of both Nancy Reagan and him adoringly, "Ronald Reagan makes me proud to be an American. Known for her soft, resonant voice, Day epitomised the ‘Girl Next Door’ image. [2] Throughout her film career, she was paired opposite major film stars, including Lana Turner, Cary Grant, and John Wayne. She was referred to as "the First Lady of Baseball" during this period. Johnson. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1938. More October 13 Birthdays. She died at the home of her daughter, Gigi Bell, in Ivins, Utah, from undisclosed causes on November 10, 2007. As well as her numerous film and television roles, she acted on stage, conducted her own radio and television shows, and wrote two books. Her twin brother Lamar served the United States Army during World War II. Day was not content with her roles under MGM especially when she was getting more meaty characters under other studio productions, like for example RKO’s crime noir The Locket where she starred opposite Robert Mitchum. Libras. Born La Raine Johnson in Roosevelt, Utah, on October 13, 1920, she was one of eight children in a wealthy family who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [23][24], Laraine Day was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). [19], On January 21, 1947, Day traveled to Juarez, Mexico, where she received a second divorce decree. Her great-grandfather was early Mormon pioneer, Charles C. Rich. Day and Durocher divorced in June 1960.[22]. [11] That same year, she made her stage debut opposite Gregory Peck in the national theater tour of Angel Street.

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