Doris Day, Sarah Weller, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and me: the last of my 2015 birthday bashes

A fantastic blog post by Jane Risden. “Doris Day, Sarah Weller, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and me: the last of my 2015 birthday bashes.”

Jane Risdon

Doris Day: Public DomainDoris Day – public domain

“I like joy; I want to be joyous. 

I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. 

And that’s all I want.  I like being happy.  I want to make others happy.” Doris Day.

Sarah Weller celebrates Doris Day's 91st birthday. Photo: Carl HydeSarah Weller celebrates Doris Day’s 91st birthdayPhoto: Carl Hyde. Courtesy of Sarah Weller.

“I’ll remember this to my grave.  We all walked into a room to see the screen tests.  The first screen test was Marion Hutton’s. Then came Janis Paige [who ended up with a part in the film].  Then on the screen came Doris Day.  I can only tell you, the screen just exploded. There was absolutely no question.  A great star was born and the rest is history.” – Sammy Cahn

The second part of my birthday bash this year was a total surprise – a well-kept secret;  nothing was revealed to me as we…

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