How tall is Doris Day ?

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Doris Day's height is 5ft 6.5in (169 cm)

American actress best known for films such as Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, The Man Who Knew Too Much, That Touch of Mink, April in Paris, It's a Great Feeling, Move Over, Darling, Lover Come Back, Love Me or Leave Me, and Teacher's Pet.

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Arch Stanton says on 18/Aug/14
Oddly barely taller than Ginger Rogers in Storm Warning!
littlesue says on 17/Aug/14
Yes even though Doris says in her autobiog she was 5ft 7 I would say maybe just rounded up from 5ft 6.5.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Aug/14
I'm steadily ploughing through her films anyway. Generally she can look 5 ft 7 but in some films like Calamity Jane and Tea for Two she can look 5'6". In between might be the best shout for her.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Aug/14
I got a good look overall at the actors in Tea for Two and in some scenes Arden could look more 1-1.5 inches taller than Doris. I think she might have had heel advantage in some scenes. But if she was 5'7.5" really then I can't see Doris as more than 5'6.5". Also in the film she looked about 1.5 inches shorter than McRae in medium heels and he was supposedly only 5 ft 8! Gene Nelson I don't think really looked a legit 6 ft, more 5 ft 11 and McRae really looked a 5'9" er in the film. Billy De Wolfe looked shorter than McRae, he might be 5'8" range. S. Z. Sakall, a wonderful character actor I think was about 5 ft 6 and he was shorter than Doris in heels by a few inches.
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
Click Here That's a poster for the film and how Eve Arden looks with Doris.
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
It must be camera angles. In some scenes Arden looks only an inch taller, in other scenes she looks like 2.5 inches taller than Doris!
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
Sam any idea on McRae and Eve Arden? Eve Arden looked taller than 5'7.5" next to Doris, more like 5'9".
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
Rob is Gordon McRae worth adding? Can you find a quote or something? I think they're short changing him at 5 ft 8. Do you agree Sam? He wasn't much shorter than Gene Nelson who was near 6 ft and had looked noticeably taller than Doris. He looked more like 5'9.5" to me in Tea for Two unless he was wearing lifts.
[Editor Rob: not so familiar with him]
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
169 is better anyway, thanks.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Aug/14
Rob on an unrelated note how tall does the nurse look at 1 hr 08:20 to you? She looks huge. She's in heels but propotionally she doesn't look under 6 ft does she? The guy is Billy De Wolfe, not sure how tall he was but he didn't look short.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Aug/14
Rob I really think this is too low. She just looked too leggy to only be 5 ft 6. Check out 49 minutes range in Click Here for instance. That's taller than 5 ft 6. Gene Nelson was listed at 6 ft and her footwear advantage is minimal.
[Editor Rob: well 5ft 6.5 might be ok for her, I can't view the video at the minute with my computer]
richinkle says on 16/Jul/14
On what authority did we decide Doris Day was only 5'-6" at her peak? She always seemed a solid 5'-7" to me.
Wishbone says on 9/Jul/14
Doris is my 5'7" height. At the Trade Winds Christmas party in 2007,5'1" Trade Winds sweetheart Annette Kimmett asked me if I like Doris Day,and I lovingly said to Annette,"Just because I prefer small,petite women like you,Patty Duke,Cathy Rigby,or Sally Field,I love Day,too. She still can sing as beautifully as when she did those great 1950's WB musicals like The Pajama Game and Calamity Jane." Sure enough,I have all 4 of Day's Oscar winners,all for best song or original story. Great activist on pet care,too. Just pop a Doris Day musical or comedy she did sometime and you'll see she is one of my favorite performers! Her Doris Day Show was fun,too,but she didn't want to do it,but did.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jun/14
Rob can you update with American actress and singer known for roles in films like Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, The Man Who Knew Too Much, That Touch of Mink, April in Paris, It's a Great Feeling, Move Over, Darling, Lover Come Back, Love Me or Leave Me, and Teacher's Pet.

Move Over, Darling is one film BTW.
Arch Stanton says on 22/Apr/14
Calamity Jane is a great film, I've also seen it many times. That was the one film of hers where I didn't think she looked over this though!
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
Rob you can watch it Click Here . Click the direct download link avi file just under the left side of the screen and it'll download to Windows Player in about a minute depending on your connection. I suspect you'll also love it. The guys in the film are listed at 6'2 and look about that height and the same. Doris looks pretty tall in comparison. Probably best to remember that site and how to access the films and keep it somewhere for when you have time to watch one rather than show my post here!! I don't want possible copyright detectives trolling here!
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
It's a Great Feeling is a terrific film, one of the best musical comedies I've seen actually. Hugely entertaining. I can't remember watching a film in which I cackled so much. Much Better than On The Town of the same year.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
Doris also had an easy 3 inches on Joan Crawford who briefly appears in a cameo role in the film.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
In heels she's just above eyebrow level on both 6'2" listed actors in It's a Great Feeling. She's surely hitting an easy 5'10 in heels. The heels don't look like they'd give over 3 inches.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
Watching It's a Great Feeling from 1949 now. Will see how she fares next to 6'2 listed Jack Carson.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Apr/14
Rob is there any chance of a slight upgrade here? 5'6.5" might be better. Honestly I've seen easily half a dozen of her 50s and 60s films and in nearly every instance she really looked within tall range next to big guys like Hudson and Jimmy Stewart. As Sue says she claimed 5'7 in a biography and she looked it in virtually everything I've seen her in even accounting for heels. If she was 5'6" flat Cary Grant was barely hitting 6'0. If you can try to watch films like Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and That Touch of Mink sometime I think you'd agree she mostly seemed to look a bit taller than this.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 6/5 isn't impossible, 5ft 7 I'm not as sure about that ]
richinkle says on 17/Apr/14
She was at least 5'-7". Always looked like a tall woman to me - easily taller than 5'-6".
littlesue says on 21/Mar/14
Just reading Doris's autobiography and a couple of times she mentions she is 5ft 7, she looks that next to Rock Hudson
Tootie says on 25/Dec/13
I met her once and I am 5'6" and she was about my height
Lorne says on 9/Oct/13
I just saw her with Hudson the other day on TMC, definently looks closer to 5'7.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Oct/13
I think that was taken from the film Love Comes Back in which they were barefoot on the beach but I can't access it online.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Oct/13
Rob she's barefoot next to Rock Hudson Click Here Rock is leaning over of course but I think she looks above his shoulder level.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Oct/13
Yeah it's one of my favourite Doris Day films too. She didn't look tall in that film but it was the seeing her next to Rock Hudson and Cary Grant which made me seriously question that she was as low as 5'6". She looks easily as if she's hitting 5'10" range next to them in heels which I doubt give a massive 4 inches.
Arch Stanton says on 4/Oct/13
Rob do you think 169 is possible? Watching Network yesterday though I thought Faye Dunaway looked taller than 5'7" and if she really was only 5'7" then I don't think Doris looked as tall as her. Denise Van Outen is only 5'6" but can look a lot taller, but if you see those clips with Cary Grant Rob you can see why I might think she was nearer 5'7" than 5'6".
[Editor Rob: she could look 5ft 7 sometimes, I don't know if she was 5ft 6.5-7 I need to examine her to see.

I must have seen Calamity Jane dozens of times over the years, love that film.]
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
Rob watch 44 minutes on that clip too, seeing her walk with Grant up the stairs and that it is incredible to imagine that he's a whopping 7 inches taller barefoot. She gives the illusion of being a lot taller than 5'6", shoes and hair help of course but her body proportions seem at least 170cm IMO. She's hitting 5'10" range in heels I think, Angelina Jolie seems to reach around 5 ft 10 too, perhaps 5'6.5" would be more likely? I think she looks more a 5'7" woman in heels next to tall guys like Rock Hudson, Jimmy Stewart and Grant. She still looked tall next to Rock Hudson in those films and if you consider that Elizabeth Taylor was only 2.5 inches shorter Rock Hudson made Lizzie look tiny, but Doris still looks a tall woman even next to him and seems a good 4 inches taller than Lizzie in comparison. I don't think it's an illusion Little Sue, granted her hair and heels can make her seem taller but if you look at her proportions in that clip next to Grant they're not far off Ingrid Bergman's next to Grant in Indiscreet. Anyway, some food for thought!
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
Click Here See 15:20 -16:00 Pause at 15:44 in particular. She looks 5'10" ish to me even accounting for hair next to him. Maybe she was nearer 5'7"?
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
Rob have you got a quote from her or anything because she really generally looks a good 2 inches taller than this. In both Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers she looked easily 5 ft 8, and in That Touch of Mink she looks 5 ft 10 ish (5 ft 11 with the hair) in heels next to Cary Grant. Hard to imagine her being 7 inches shorter barefoot than Grant.
john b says on 8/Aug/13
She looks 5'8 to 5'10 next to rock hudson in the film pillow talk she was bare foot her head is up to his eyes ??
little sue says on 7/May/13
Very slender in the fims from the mid 50's onwards so she always seemed very tall, though 5ft 6 for a woman in the 1950's would have been seen a rather tall.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/13
Strange as she actually looks under 5 ft 6 in Calamity Jane and she's in western boots too.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Looks 5'8"-5'9" in comparison to 6'2"-6'6" guys in Send me no Flowers. Does not look as low as 5'6" and holds her own pretty well in comparison to them, not in big heels either.

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