Doris Day was  always “there” in Boomerville, USA. Not disrupting the status quo, like an Elvis Presley or a Marilyn Monroe..but a decades long, constant presence, just the same.

Top 40 radio played her hits alongside those of Ricky Nelson, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent. Her Oscar winning  “Que Sera, Sera” (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) ( her signature song) was top-10 in 1956.  Day and night, transistor radios blasted “Everybody Loves A Lover” and “Teachers Pet.”

And she was in lots of movies:  rom-coms, thrillers, dramas.

Most Boomers know and remember Doris Day–she has a full page in our generation’s  pop-culture memory-book.