Originally Doris wanted to be a dancer and had trained for years but a car accident damaged her legs. What did she do? Well being a bit of a trooper she decided to take up singing instead.
Whilst recovering in hospital she heard Ella Fitzgerald on the radio and sang along with her songs. Doris discovered that she too could sing. Her first big hit was ‘Sentimental Journey’ in 1945 which became popular with troops returning home from the war. Doris went on to record over 600 albums and make 39 films some of which she also danced in.
Doris married three times became a Christian and still is an animal rights activist. Her last hit album was in 2011. Oh and let me hasten to add , by the way, she is now 90 years old and if that’s not inspiring I don’t know what is.
Have a squeaky clean Easter Holiday