Laraine Day Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: October 13, 1920 in Roosevelt, Utah
Died: November 10, 2007 in Ivins, Utah
Biography | show moreshow less
Laraine Day (1920-2007), reached stardom as Nurse Lamont opposite Lew Ayres in a series of six Dr. Kildare films (1939-1942). Other starring roles for Day included Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), My Dear Secretary (1948) and The High and the Mighty (1954). She hosted a television program in 1951. In 1947, Laraine Day divorced her first husband, and - in defiance of a court order -  journeyed to Mexico to marry Leo Durocher. The unlikely pairing of Day, a strict Mormon tee-totaler, and Durocher, a notorious hell-raiser from his playing days who retained his bad boy image (including gambler and pool shark) and was constantly battling team and league management, was grist for the gossip mills. The resulting publicity, amidst allegations of adultery, child abandonment and bigamy, undoubtedly boosted the career of Day, previously perceived as somewhat staid and aloof. Durocher and Day were a celebrity couple, with friends from the worlds of entertainment, professional sport and politics (counting Presidents among their fans). Durocher, who retired with the fifth most wins of any manager in baseball history, had his best years with the Giants, including the miraculous come-from behind 1951 season, culminating in the Bobby Thomson playoff homer that wrested the NL Pennant from the Dodgers, and the 1954 season, when the Giants crushed the heavily favored Cleveland Indians for the World Championship, and Durocher's only World Series ring.   
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1985 Airwolf (Performer), 1962 Follow the Sun (Performer), 1960 The 3rd Voice (Performer), 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (Performer), 1951-1957 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1956 The Toy Tiger (Performer), 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (Performer), 1954 The High and the Mighty (Performer), 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell (Performer), 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory (Performer), 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (Performer), 1940 And One Was Beautiful (Performer), 1940 My Son, My Son! (Performer), 1940 I Take This Woman (Performer), 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare (Performer), 2008 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (in person), 2004 Personal History: Foreign Hitchcock (in person), 1965 I'll Bet (in person), 1956 Inside Beverly Hills (in person), 1951 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1940 The Miracle of Sound (Other), 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1979 Lou Grant (Performer), 1969 The F.B.I. (Performer), 1968 The Name of the Game (Performer), 1963 Wagon Train (Performer), 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (Performer), 1960 Moment of Fear (Performer), 1949 Without Honor (Performer), 1949 The Woman on Pier 13 (Performer), 1944 Bride by Mistake (Performer), 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (Performer), 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis (Performer), 1940 Foreign Correspondent (Performer), 1939 Think First (Performer), 1938 Border G-Man (Performer), 1952-1957 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1950-1953 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1949 Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (in person), 1951-1952 All Star Revue (in person), 1955-1957 The Loretta Young Show (Performer), 1958 Rendezvous (Performer), 1958 Swiss Family Robinson (Performer), 1958 Pursuit (Performer), 1957 Climax! (Performer), 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (Performer), 1953 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1946 The Locket (Performer), 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry (Performer), 1943 Mr. Lucky (Performer), 1942 Journey for Margaret (Performer), 1942 Fingers at the Window (Performer), 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road (Performer), 1941 Kathleen (Performer), 1941 Unholy Partners (Performer), 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare (Performer), 1941 The Bad Man (Performer), 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan (Performer), 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home (Performer), 1939 Sergeant Madden (Performer), 1937 Stella Dallas (Performer), 1951-1958 What's My Line (in person), 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (in person), 1954 Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles (in person), 1951 Down You Go (in person), 1986 Murder, She Wrote (Performer), 1985 Hotel (Performer), 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (Performer), 1972 The Sixth Sense (Performer), 1967 The World: Color It Happy (Performer), 1963 Burke's Law (Performer), 1961 Checkmate (Performer), 1953 Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City (Performer), 1962 The New Breed (Performer), 1956-1959 Playhouse 90 (Performer), 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn (Performer), 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (Performer), 1948 My Dear Secretary (Performer), 1947 Tycoon (Performer), 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms (Performer), 1942 Mister Gardenia Jones (Performer), 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! (Performer), 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare (Performer), 1939 Arizona Legion (Performer), 1938 Painted Desert (Performer), 1938 Scandal Street (Performer), 1971 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1963-1967 You Don't Say (in person), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1961 To Tell the Truth (in person), 1959 The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (in person), 1955 The Name's the Same (in person), 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (Performer), 1978 The Love Boat (Performer), 1973 Medical Center (Performer), 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person)

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