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Cal Thomas: Rush Introduced Me to Conservative Doris Day

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By    |   Thursday, 16 May 2019 07:39 PM

Washington, D.C., columnist Cal Thomas, in his latest piece, fawns about meeting actress Doris Day, one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and 60s who died last Monday at age 97.

The sit-down was orchestrated by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, whose mother was a friend to Day's mother.

"I asked Rush if I could speak to his mother and he gave me her contact information," he writes. "She called Day, who said she was a fan of mine (who knew?), and would love to meet m.

"I had always loved Day's music and many of her films, especially the few dramatic roles she played, as in "The Man Who Knew Too Much," co-starring Jimmy Stewart, and my personal favorite, "Love Me or Leave Me," the story of singer Ruth Etting, co-starring James Cagney.

Limbaugh said Day was one of the few conservatives in Hollywood.

Thomas said he wanted to meet her.

He flew to California with his wife and the pair met Day at a local restaurant in Carmel. Later, they went to her home where she kept many of her dogs "in bedrooms others might have used for their children. She regarded animals as her children."

Thomas said Day's songs promote "love, kindness, and joy."

"Even the sadder ones don't seem to sound as sad when she sings them," he added.

With her lilting contralto, fresh-faced beauty and glowing smile, Day was a top box-office draw and recording artist known for comedies such as "Pillow Talk" and "That Touch of Mink," as well as songs like "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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In his latest piece, Washington, D.C., columnist Cal Thomas fawns about meeting actress Doris Day, one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and 60s who died last Monday at age 97.
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