Doris Day Reaches Out to Grandson

Thursday, June 6, 2013

201324DORIS Day reached out to her only grandchild for the first time in 16 years in what promised to be a loving reunion to end their feud.

But, according to a new report, the meeting was torpedoed by the mystery man in her life.

In this week’s Globe magazine, grandson Ryan Melcher reveals Doris’ secret phone call to him, her shocking financial situation and his heartfelt plea to the Pillow Talk star.

Biographer David Kaufman once revealed that Day insists friends call her Clara and avoid all talk about her image as America’s sweetheart.

“She feels so completely disassociated from who Doris Day was,” he said back in 2008.

“She signs her notes as Clara, she answers the phone as Clara.”

Kaufman claims Clara is a nickname she was given by her Tea For Two co-star Billy DeWolfe. Day’s birth name is Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff.[imagebrowser id=1038]


  • Robbie

    Dear Clara; per your request, thank you so much for many years of GOOD-CLEAN Entertainment you gave us. Many people search for years to get what you had without even trying. God Bless and I know one day you will be reunited with your wonderful son Terry ( the love of your life). There is no loss like the loss of your child but my Faith assures me You will be together again. I read where Terry’s wife broke the ties after his death. That is so sad because Ryan is the one who suffers. Maybe since he is grown now and doesn’t need his Mother’s permission; he will reach out so you both can get together. You should be together because Terry is the bridge that connects you. Good Luck in the future
    and May God Bless You and Your Family ( both 2 legged and 4 legged).

  • Irene Robertson

    Have many letters and autographed photos from the lovely lady… love to you and your grandson Ryan.Irene from Glasgow Scotland

  • cmac

    This is b/s….I have letter from DORIS from 6 months ago and listen to her messages on her website….try it sometime!

  • Serendipity

    Doris Day has hurt her grandson Ryan irreparably. What grandmother forces an 11 year old child to take sides in a divorce and then abandons him for supporting his mother? This woman is cold hearted, immature and easily conned by grifters who take charge not only of all her finances but convince her to cut her own family out of her life. Day can never repair the damage or ameliorate the pain she has caused her grandson, who is a truly lovely young man.

    • Paul

      Really? You must be personal friends with him, so tell us more about him.