As I read her story I found that she suffered the blows of his hands across her face, shoving, pushing and throwing her body around — even at eight months pregnant. Doris feared for her life and her unborn son. Here was my heroine in the grips of an evil man. He even pulled a gun on her at one time, pointing it to her pregnant belly. She finally got away from him and found safety in her hometown, with her mom. But not until after her baby was born. Years later, Al Jordan pulled up to a stop sign, pulled that same gun out of the glove box and shot himself in the head.
“Doris arrived fifteen minutes late on a chariot of sunshine. Kitsch metaphor or not, that exactly describes her entrance as she came striding into the garden, yellow sweater, beige slacks, yellow straw hat perched on the back of her blond hair…you could feel a sort of mass positive response to her smiling, striding presence…this radiation of joyful well-being…smiling the smile of someone who had enjoyment of life written all over her, infectiously radiating that joy of life.”
- TCM MASTERING: DORIS DAY ALBUM ‘MY HEART’ GETS USA RELEASE DECEMBER 2nd 2011 (tcmmastering.wordpress.com)
- Doris Day to Receive Career Achievement Award (celebs.gather.com)
- Doris Day wins film critics prize (bbc.co.uk)