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Doris Day performs 'With a Smile and a Song'

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Sony Masterworks and Warner Home Video (WHV) are teaming up on a multi-tiered celebration of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Doris Day. The celebration includes a new four-movie DVD package of memorable Day performance from WHV (releasing March 13); a brand new double CD set from Sony Masterworks (releasing April 3), with a collection of 31 songs curated by Day herself; and a five-night salute on TCM (April 2-6) This multi-pronged Doris Day tribute is timed to coincide with her birthday on April 3.

"I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Sony Music on this collection of my recordings. I sang hundreds of songs, but because I was so busy singing, I rarely had the time to be involved in the compilation of the albums. So in this collection are some of my favorites, ones that I loved singing, and I hope you like them too," said Doris Day.

"Our celebration of Doris Day shows the magic that can happen when TCM and two of the industry's leading music and home video providers join together to honor one of Hollywood's greatest artists," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation for TCM, TNT and TBS.

"Doris Day is an iconic artist, who enjoyed a great film career spanning two decades. Doris represented the quintessential American housewife in many of her films, and the American audience appreciated her humor, warmth, and sincerity. We are proud and honored to have many of her films within the Warner Bros library," said Jeff Baker, EVP/GM Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Theatrical Catalog.

Sony Masterworks and TCM are proud to present Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song, a brand new 31-song collection curated by Doris Day herself. Each disc in the 2-CD set celebrates a different facet of Day's illustrious career. The Leading Lady of the Movies highlights favorites from her numerous films including "It's Magic" from Romance On The High Seas (1948); the title track from Love Me Or Leave Me (1955) and, of course, "Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)," introduced in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). The Leading Lady of Song features hits from her favorite Columbia Records albums including "But Beautiful" from the 1956 release Day By Day; "Easy to Love" from the 1957 release Day By Night; "Fools Rush In" from the 1962 release Doris Day & Andre Previn: Duets and the timeless title track from the album With A Smile and A Song, a perfect title to personify this incomparable singer, actress and entertainer.