As for her career in films, she was the biggest female film star in the early 1960s. In 2004, President George W. Bush awarded Day with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her outstanding achievements.
Losing the only child
Doris was four times divorced with her third husband, Martin Melcher, passing away in 1968 and leaving his wife shocked to find that he'd squandered away her fortune.
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But the most tragic event for the actress was the loss of her son, Terry Melcher, whom she loved dearly. The singer, songwriter, and record producer Terry Melcher died after losing a battle with cancer at the age of 62.