About the film
The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special
Release Date: March 14, 1971
|Slogan||:||«Film and recording superstar Doris Day stars in her first television music special, singing a collection of her greatest hits.»|
|Production Companies||:||Arwin Productions|
|Producers||:||Ernest Chambers, Terry Melcher|
|Writers||:||Ernest Chambers, Saul Ilson|
This was the first of two one-hour musical specials which were part of CBS' 1968 multi-million-dollar contract with Doris Day's production company, a contract that Day insists to this day was negotiated by her husband and manager Martin Melcher without her knowledge. When Melcher died suddenly in April 1968, Day chose to go ahead and honour the contract, appearing in both specials as well as starring in her eponymous sitcom for five seasons, from 1968-1973.