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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ paid tribute to Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and Doris Day – but who was left out?

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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ paid tribute to Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and Doris Day – but who was left out?
As alt-pop singer Halsey stirred emotions with her moving rendition of “Time After Time,” the 2019 Emmy Awards that aired on Fox on September 22 paid tribute to the television legends who left us in the last year during the show’s “In Memoriam” segment. They included actors Tim Conway, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Penny Marshall, Luke Perry, Doris Day and Rip Torn.

Let’s look back at some of the contributions made by these beloved TV icons.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

Tim Conway died on May 14 at age 85. The comedy legend won six Emmy Awards during his lengthy career, including four for “The Carol Burnett Show,” one for “Coach” and one for “30 Rock.” He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2002. And he took pride in getting his co-stars on Burnett’s variety show to laugh at his antics and break character.

Legendary singer and
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Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?

Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony will be especially tearful this year. Beloved television legends Tim Conway, Doris Day, Bob Einstein, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Peggy Lipton, Penny Marshall, Luke Perry, John Singleton and Rip Torn will certainly be just a few people honored with in a musical tribute performed by pop star Halsey.

Let’s take a look back at these TV icons as well as over 60 others who have died since mid-September last year. Many will be included in the memoriam for the live Emmys ceremony for Fox on September 22.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

Tim Conway died on May 14 at age 85. The comedy legend won six Emmy Awards during his lengthy career, including four for “The Carol Burnett Show,” one for “Coach” and one for “30 Rock.” He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.

Legendary singer and actress
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Doris Day appreciation: One of the sunniest stars in Hollywood’s golden era and devoted animal rights activist, dead at age 97

Doris Day appreciation: One of the sunniest stars in Hollywood’s golden era and devoted animal rights activist, dead at age 97
Yes, Doris Day, who died on May 13 at age 97 after a bout with pneumonia, was the all-American girl next door — but she was so much more. The funny, sunny blonde with the perky disposition, a sprinkle of freckles and a dazzling smile started off as a big band singer whose first hit was 1945’s “Sentimental Journey” with Les Brown & his Band of Renown. She would record more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, making her one of the biggest-selling recording artists of the 20th century, and was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 20008.

But the former Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff would make an even bigger splash as a star on the silver screen in a series of romantic comedies opposite Rock Hudson — who would become a lifelong friend — starting with 1959’s “Pillow Talk,” the source of her only Oscar nomination, along with 1961’s “Lover Come Back” and 1964’s “Send Me No Flowers.
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Doris Day Appreciation: Why Did Oscar Elude A Shining Star Of So Many Talents?

Doris Day Appreciation: Why Did Oscar Elude A Shining Star Of So Many Talents?
Whenever the subject of who should get Honorary Oscars — or the Governors Awards, as they now are known — comes up, there has not been a single year, not one, when Doris Day’s name was not at the top of the speculation. But it never happened. The Academy’s Board of Governors never even went the Debbie Reynolds route by voting this renowned animal-rights activist the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, perhaps because it has human in its title. Although she often referred to herself as the girl singer in the band, her remarkable movie career spanned a couple of decades during the 50’s and 60’s, and about three dozen movies — frequently in what might be known as Doris Day movies — and maybe that is why the Academy never honored her. Or perhaps they just knew this star, who retreated from the business almost entirely, never would show up. Still, in her big-screen prime,
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Doris Day Appreciation: Sweetness and Light Met Grit and Tenacity, Both on Screen and Off

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Doris Day Appreciation: Sweetness and Light Met Grit and Tenacity, Both on Screen and Off
When teenager Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff sang along to Ella Fitzgerald on the radio, the Cincinnati native could never have predicted that, as Doris Day, she would go on to become one of the 20th century’s most beloved performers, first as a vocalist, then as an actress and then finally as an outspoken champion for the rights of animals.

But it was those radio sing-alongs that inspired Alma Welz Kappelhoff to send her daughter to a vocal coach, and by the time Doris was 17, she was singing for bandleader Barney Rapp, who convinced her to change her name to a more marquee-friendly length.

Day would go on to sing for the likes of Jimmy James and Bob Crosby, but it was her collaboration with Les Brown and His Band of Renown in the late 1940s that would rocket her to national stardom with hits like “Sentimental Journey” and “‘Till the End of Time.
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Doris Day’s Wholesome Persona Was What Fans Wanted to See

Doris Day’s Wholesome Persona Was What Fans Wanted to See
As a singer, Doris Day had a warm voice that captivated millions of post-war record-buyers. As an actress, she was a top box office attraction and her name became shorthand for nearly all 1960s romantic comedies: “It’s a Doris Day kind of film.” As a personality, she was loved by the public as a freckle-faced, common-sense gal who seemed like a lot of fun.

Privately, her life was peppered with divorces, tales of spousal abuse, bankruptcy and even connections to the Manson family. The difference between reality and her image were night and Day, so to speak. But it was a very different time. The public didn’t want to hear about the darkness; they just loved her sunniness. And that’s what fans will continue to remember.

She started out as the “girl singer” in the Big Band era, and the song “Sentimental Journey” in 1945 put her on the map.
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Doris Day Dies at 97: Her Gifts Were Underestimated, But Her Artistic Legacy Is Vast

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Doris Day Dies at 97: Her Gifts Were Underestimated, But Her Artistic Legacy Is Vast
Doris Day has died at age 97, her foundation said early on May 13. The actress, singer, and activist was one of the last legends of classic Hollywood, and her intense privacy for the last 30 years of her life only enhanced her mystique.

Day was 22 when she recorded her first number-one hit with “Sentimental Journey;” her final acting credit was the TV series “The Doris Day Show,” which ended its run in 1973. But what she packed into those 30 years is extraordinary: nearly 40 movies and five Billboard #1 hits. Although she started to withdraw from Hollywood in the ’70s, followed by the brief run of a Christian Broadcasting Network talk show in 1985-86, it always felt like there was more to discover in her body of work.

That talk show, “Doris Day’s Best Friends,” was legendary in its own right. In 1985, Rock Hudson, Day’s co-star in frothy comedies such as “Pillow Talk” and “Lover Come Back,
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Hollywood icon Doris Day dies aged 97

Hollywood icon Doris Day dies aged 97
The ’Pillow Talk’ star was a huge box office draw in the 1950s and 60s.

Us actress and singer Doris Day, a Hollywood icon of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California, after a short case of pneumonia.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation, which she founded in 1978 and dedicated much money and time to, announced the news in a statement on their website and social media channels.

With heavy hearts, we share the news that Doris Day passed away peacefully this morning at her home in Carmel, Calif. She was 97. More info: https://t.
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Inside Doris Day's Long-Lasting Friendship with Rock Hudson and Final Goodbye

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Inside Doris Day's Long-Lasting Friendship with Rock Hudson and Final Goodbye
Doris Day and Rock Hudson enjoyed an enduring bond that began when they starred in the 1959 classic Pillow Talk and lasted until his death in 1985.

Reminiscing about the first time they met, Day — who died on Monday at the age of 97 — told People in 2011 that she “knew almost nothing about him” beforehand.

“I remember asking someone ‘Is his name really Rock? That’s odd, don’t you think?’ ” remembered Day.

“But it didn’t take long to get to know him because he was funny. He really has a great sense of humor. And he named me Eunice. He always
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Doris Day, ‘Pillow Talk’ Star and Hollywood Icon, Dead at 97

Doris Day, ‘Pillow Talk’ Star and Hollywood Icon, Dead at 97
Doris Day, the actress and singer who became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the Fifties and Sixties, died Monday after contracting pneumonia, The Associated Press reports. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day’s death, saying she died at her home in Carmel Valley, California, surrounded by close friends. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” a statement from the Foundation read.

Over the course of her career, Day starred in an array of films,
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Doris Day, Legendary Entertainer and Star of Doris Day Show, Dead at 97

Doris Day, Legendary Entertainer and Star of Doris Day Show, Dead at 97
Legendary entertainer Doris Day died early Monday due to complications from pneumonia, ABC News reports. She was 97 years old.

Day was an actress, a singer and an animal rights activist. On television, she headlined the CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show, which ran for a total of five seasons and 128 episodes between 1968 and 1973.

On the big screen, Day was nominated for an Academy Award for her starring role in 1959’s Pillow Talk. Her big-screen reign continued throughout the 1960s; subsequent hits included Lover Come Back, That Touch of Mink, The Thrill of It All, Send Me No Flowers and Move Over,
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R.I.P. Doris Day (1922 – 2019)

Legendary American actress and singer Doris Day has passed away aged 97, with the Doris Day Animal Foundation releasing a statement announcing that the star passed away today at her home in California, and had been “in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.”

Born in Cincinnati in 1922, Day began her career as a singer and radio performer in the 1930s, scoring her first major hit with ‘Sentimental Journey’ in 1945, and making the jump to Hollywood in 1948 with her feature film debut in Romance on the High Seas.

Day enjoyed a prolific and successful career on the big screen during the next two decades, earning an Oscar nomination for 1959’s Pillow Talk and starring in the likes of Calamity Jane, Love Me or Leave Me, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Lover Come Back, That Touch of Mink, Move Over, Darling and The Glass Bottom Boat,
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Doris Day, Legendary Actress and Singer, Dies at 97

Doris Day, Legendary Actress and Singer, Dies at 97
Legendary film and TV actress, singer and animal welfare activist Doris Day died on Monday after contracting pneumonia. She was 97.

Famed for her wholesome onscreen persona, Day starred in popular 1950s and ’60s movies such as “Pillow Talk,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Move Over, Darling.”

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed that its founder had died Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.

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According to the foundation press statement, nearly 300 fans gathered in Carmel last month to celebrate Day’s birthday on April 3. The actress had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.

Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, she began her singing career at age 15 and soon
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Doris Day, Legendary Actress, Dies at 97

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Doris Day, Legendary Actress, Dies at 97
Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s most popular stars of the 1950s and ’60s who was Oscar-nommed for “Pillow Talk” and starred in her own TV show, has died. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary actress-singer died on Monday at her Carmel Valley, Calif. home.

Though she was marketed as a wholesome girl-next-door type, the comedies for which she was most well-known were actually sexy and daring for their time, and her personal life was tumultuous, with four marriages and a notorious lawsuit.

The vivacious blonde, who also had a successful singing career, teamed with Rock Hudson in “Pillow Talk” and other lighthearted romantic comedies including “Lover Come Back” and “Send Me No Flowers.” Her other significant screen roles included Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), co-starring James Stewart and featuring Day’s Oscar-winning song “Que Sera Sera; and “The Pajama Game” (1957), based on the Broadway musical.
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Doris Day movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’

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Doris Day movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’
Doris Day celebrates her 97th birthday on April 3, 2019. The Oscar-nominated star excelled in musicals and romantic comedies, bringing a sense of edge and humor to her squeaky-clean demeanor. Although she made only a handful of movies between 1948 and 1968, several of her titles remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

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Born in 1922, Day got her start as a band singer, making her film debut with the musical comedy “Romance on the High Seas” (1948). He vocal talents benefited her in such films as “Calamity Jane” (1953), “Love Me or Leave Me” (1955), and “The Pajama Game” (1957), and she often sang the title tunes to her films.

She is perhaps best remembered for three frothy romantic comedies she made with sly, square-jawed leading man Rock Hudson and sardonic sidekick Tony Randall
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Doris Day movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Doris Day movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Doris Day celebrates her 97th birthday on April 3, 2019. The Oscar-nominated star excelled in musicals and romantic comedies, bringing a sense of edge and humor to her squeaky-clean demeanor. Although she made only a handful of movies between 1948 and 1968, several of her titles remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1922, Day got her start as a band singer, making her film debut with the musical comedy “Romance on the High Seas” (1948). He vocal talents benefited her in such films as “Calamity Jane” (1953), “Love Me or Leave Me” (1955), and “The Pajama Game” (1957), and she often sang the title tunes to her films.

She is perhaps best remembered for three frothy romantic comedies she made with sly, square-jawed leading man Rock Hudson and sardonic sidekick Tony Randall: “Pillow Talk” (1959), “Lover Come Back” (1961), and “Send Me No Flowers
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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Giant,’ ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘Written on the Wind’

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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Giant,’ ‘Pillow Talk,’ ‘Written on the Wind’
Rock Hudson would’ve celebrated his 93rd birthday on November 17, 2018. The Oscar-nominated actor made a name for himself as a hunky leading man in romantic comedies, melodramas, and adventure flicks. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hudson spent years as a supporting player and leading man in B-pictures before shooting to stardom in Douglas Sirk‘s soap opera satire “Magnificent Obsession” (1954). Shot in glossy Technicolor with a sweeping musical score, the film was the first of many the actor made with the German-born auteur, including “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), “Written on the Wind” (1956), and “The Tarnished Angels” (1957). Trashed by critics and adored by audiences in their time, these works have found a second life as clever subversions of American values, influencing filmmakers such as Pedro Almodovar and Todd Haynes.

He received his sole Oscar nomination for
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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Rock Hudson movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Rock Hudson would’ve celebrated his 93rd birthday on November 17, 2018. The Oscar-nominated actor made a name for himself as a hunky leading man in romantic comedies, melodramas, and adventure flicks. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hudson spent years as a supporting player and leading man in B-pictures before shooting to stardom in Douglas Sirk‘s soap opera satire “Magnificent Obsession” (1954). Shot in glossy Technicolor with a sweeping musical score, the film was the first of many the actor made with the German-born auteur, including “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), “Written on the Wind” (1956), and “The Tarnished Angels” (1957). Trashed by critics and adored by audiences in their time, these works have found a second life as clever subversions of American values, influencing filmmakers such as Pedro Almodovar and Todd Haynes.

He received his sole Oscar nomination for
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Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector Clouseau – in some quarters surely deemed politically incorrect, or 'insensitive,' despite the lack of brown face make-up à la Sellers' clueless Indian guest in Edwards' 'The Party.' 'The Pink Panther' movies [1] There were a total of eight big-screen Pink Panther movies co-written and directed by Blake Edwards, most of them starring Peter Sellers – even after his death in 1980. Edwards was also one of the producers of every (direct) Pink Panther sequel, from A Shot in the Dark to Curse of the Pink Panther. Despite its iconic lead character, the last three movies in the Pink Panther franchise were box office bombs. Two of these, The Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, were co-written by Edwards' son,
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The Early History of One Actor Playing A Shit Ton of Roles In A Single Film

Containing multitudes is a time-honored cinematic tradition.

Sure, featuring a single actor as more than one character in your movie smells a bit like a gimmick—but at the end of the day, it’s an efficient and often effective means of showcasing the versatility of a performer. And that can hardly be faulted. We caught a whiff of it with Split this year, though McAvoy might be disqualified for being a Legion of One rather than a cast with a shared face. Personally, I had no idea the trend cast such a wide-reaching historical net — I’d stupidly assumed it was something made possible by the advent of modern makeup and digital tech. Again, stupidly.

Be it gimmick or something more nuanced (or both!) — it’s particularly fascinating that it has such a long standing history as a marketing device. Film quality aside, the main draw is often the performative tour-de-force itself. Some
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