Have you noticed that the name Doris isn't frequently used anymore? Well, this group of Doris's meet annually and celebrate their name. Doris Day is an honorary member.
Three years ago, when I was just getting into internet websites, I needed to have some information about Doris Day authenticated. I could think of no better source than Casy Kasem, who died this week at the age of 82.
I sent him an email (after finding the correct source), and he answered immediately. That began a week long email correspondence, mostly on the topic of Ms. Day. Casey said: “I always loved Doris, too. And if I could have, I would have featured her on the Top 40 in all 40 positions every week.” Of course he could not but his Top 40 Countdown (complete with wonderful song and artist history) was on the radio for years, and I listened to it whenever I could. The program spanned 4 decades on the air. A former deejay, Casey had plenty of experience with highlighting popular music.
His expertise landed him many jobs utilizing his music expertise, and he was a qualified Music Historan, appearing as well on All Experts.Com in the field of music.
The legendary radio star and voice actor had been suffering from dementia and passed away on Sunday, according to a post on his daughter’s facebook page.
"Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," Kerri Kasem wrote. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie."
June 22nd at the Summer Jazz Day in Citrus Heights, CA www.SummerJazzDay.org with the Jim Martinez Trio featuring Laura Didier
From Scott Dreier:
"I am OVER THE MOON grateful and excited to be announcing my official LA run of "Doris and Me" for two weeks at the El Portal! Directed by the amazing Richard Israel.
Yippeee! We are kicking the run off with a special pre-opening benefit red carpet event to benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation. We also will be collecting money throughout the run for DDAF (and all my CD sale proceeds will go to them as well). The benefit event is Wed July 23rd (we already have some wonderful celeb guests attending to help raise money for the animals that night) and the run--July 24th-August 3rd.
It would mean the world to have you there--this is my baby--and getting to celebrate the incredible Doris Day AND raise money for animals? It just doesn't get better.
Feeling SO grateful indeed.
Hope to see you there! XO
PS--Here is the two minute link to show trailer :http://vimeo.com/64700626"
A new show about Hollywood star Doris Day gets the thumbs-up from the singer herself.