DORIS 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]
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