Doris Day, The Way We Were

Doris Day’s performance of ‘The Way We Were’ from her second TV Special, ‘Doris Day Today’, 1975. Here she does a tribute to all the leading men that were in movies with her. And the way she performs this song, this was a minimalist yet utterly flawless rendition. One bends forward, eager, pleading to hear the next phrase to come. She does not demand one’s attention, she intimates, almost whispers and the audience is right there. That takes incredible talent and confidence.

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