She’s an avid animal rights advocate nursing strays back to health on her small ranch.And she’s known as “Clara” to most friends - a nickname given to her early in her career. Jorden lived locally in Evanstown, Cincinnati, where Doris had been born, and played in the same band as her.Yes, Doris might have been just 16, but she was already far from naive when it came to men.But he wasn't very disciplined when it came to his own love life and embarked on a string of affairs - one of them with his wife's best friend.Doris would hear them having sex in the room next to hers, and cry herself to sleep.
Kaufman, author of a new biography about the star, told correspondent Jerry Bowen.Photos: Doris Day And her leading men came from the “A-list” of the day, says Kaufman, whose new unauthorized biography “Doris Day, The Untold Story Of The Girl Next Door,” was released in June.“Well, famously Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart,” said Kaufman.Add Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and Jack Lemmon to the list, too.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .She was only 16, but Doris Kappelhoff didn't mince her words when trombonist Al Jorden asked her to accompany him to the cinema.'He's a creep and I wouldn't go out with him if they were giving away gold nuggets at the movie! Whether she also ended up in his bed is not clear, but considering his unsavoury nature and her unusually 'mature' attitude towards sex, it was more than likely - even though she was 'going steady' with someone her ambitious mother considered a very nice chap, a well-known local radio presenter, Fred Foster.An online comment beneath the Telegraph’s news story rhapsodised about meeting “this personification of Christian beauty” in 1967, proclaiming “the atmosphere of inherent goodness was so infectious that I smelled like lilacs for weeks”. Boys everywhere had their first crush sparked by mid-afternoon television screenings of Calamity Jane, Young At Heart and all those tightly buttoned romantic comedies in which she was paired with Hollywood’s most closeted homosexual, Rock Hudson, such as Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers – which seemed to be based on the premise that what happens behind closed doors is usually nothing but a misunderstanding between consenting adults.At the height of the supposedly Swinging Sixties, Day was the original Safe Sex symbol. The very concept seems hopelessly outdated, perhaps because these days we all live next door to the Big Brother house, where the latest object of national teen ardour, reality TV star Amy Childs, is showering in her underwear with Jedward on 24 hour CCTV.But Doris Day’s reality, like that of that long ago America, was more complex and in some ways darker than the bubbling, everything’s coming up roses public image.At the end of her career she not only left Hollywood. For nearly 30 years now she’s lived near Carmel, California.To be fair, the stars themselves generally seem to participate enthusiastically – shooting salacious videos and posing for men’s magazines in an attempt to shift their persona (and widen their audience) from child friendly to adult.She may have appeared in Agent Provocateur lingerie ads astride a bucking bronco, but Kylie is probably as close to a contemporary Doris as you can find, radiating inherent wholesomeness, even in gold lame hotpants.