One of America's most popular actresses, the legendary Doris Day rose to fame in the 50s and 60s. She initially pursued a Hollywood dance career but her dreams were shattered when she was injured following a car accident.
She went on to forge a singing career, and with a son and two failed marriages behind her, was signed to Warner Brothers after convincing by her agent into taking a screen test.
Best known for her movie roles in Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, audiences warmed to her beauty, delightful singing voice and bubbly personality. She released several hit records as well as hosted her own TV series, The Doris Day Show.
A professional actor, singer, producer and impersonator, Dolly Lee has trained extensively in Adelaide and Sydney performing locally and abroad, both on stage, film and TV. Audiences will be taken on a journey as she pays tribute to Doris Day, relating a funny, sad and endearing story of her life, reminding us of the joy she bought into the world through her films and songs.
Doris Day introduced couture fashion through her movies
With a background in the fashion industry, Dolly will also highlight the influence Doris Day had on fashion during her era. Day was looked up to as a fashion icon, introducing the couture style through her movies with her especially designed dresses, hats, gloves and bags by prominent French designer Jean Louis.
Dolly is excited to re-mount the Doris Day show under the direction of Producer Lisa Lanzi for the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival.
An emotional and heartfelt production, this acclaimed cabaret show is one to take your parents or grandparents to, or if you're looking for something nostalgic this would have to be my top pick of the Cabaret Fringe Festival season.