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.