Martin Melcher & Doris Day

Doris Day and Martin Melcher
1950 - 1968
Doris Day and Martin Melcher  

Martin Melcher and Doris Day were married for 17 years before Martin Melcher died aged 52.


American Production Manager Martin Melcher was born on 1st August, 1915 in North Adams, MA, USA and passed away on 20th Apr 1968 Los Angeles, CA, USA aged 52. He is most remembered for Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). His zodiac sign is Leo.

American Actress Doris Day was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on 3rd April, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and passed away on 13th May 2019 Carmel Valley Village, California, USA aged 97. She is most remembered for Pillow Talk, Song: Que Sera, Sera. Her zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingApr 1950 - 3rd Apr 1951 1 year
Married3rd Apr 1951 - 20th Apr 1968 17 years
Total Apr 1950 - 20th Apr 1968 18 years

(3 April 1951 - 20 April 1968) (his death)
Was the third husband of Doris Day. After marrying her, he adopted Terry, Day's son from her first marriage to trombonist Al Jorden. Terry Melcher grew up to become a very successful record producer.
When his 17 year marriage to Doris Day ended with his death in 1968, Day discovered that because he had power of attorney, not only had he signed her to a CBS TV series without her knowledge, but also that the millions she had earned in her twenty year film career had all been squandered on poor investments. Day honored the CBS commitment, then successfully sued Melcher's partner Jerome B. Rosenthal and, after years of litigation, was awarded a record $22.8 million settlement from him.
It was he, not Doris Day, who "turned down" the role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. When the film's producer sent him the novel, he was reportedly so offended by it that he never even showed it to his wife, costing her the role that might have revived her film career.
Prior to leaving to manage Doris Day's career full time, had been an agent with Century Artists Agency.

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3rd April, 1951 - Marriage

April, 1950 - Hookup

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Martin Melcher
Doris Day
Martin Melcher
Doris Day
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Production Manager
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Brown - Dark
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