Jane Bowden from Franklin, TN

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Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I love to think up ideas for screenplays and then work on writing them. I read any and everyone's biography/autobiography. I also enjoy trivia nights with friends. (Movie & TV trivia are my favorite category.)


What’s your favorite movie snack?

The one and only popcorn with a big bottle of water. Just thinking about theater popcorn makes me want to go see a movie.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

One of my favorite things about TCM is that it celebrates actor(s) by having an entire day of their movies. It may be because it's their birthday or maybe the actor was picked as a Star of the Month. Whatever the reason, it's always fun getting to watch an entire day of movies with the featured actor. Plus, in between movies the host always has trivia about the movie or star.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

Romance movies or romantic comedies are probably what I watch the most. Although I do enjoy a good action movie. But RomComs are my favorite. Any movie with Doris Day makes me happy.


Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?

I admire many actors for their work in film. Barbara Stanwyck, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Hara... but my absolute favorite actress is Doris Day. She could dance, sing and act. Her ability to light up the screen with her smile is only one of the reasons she was at the top of the box office. She was brilliant in her comedies with Rock Hudson and James Garner. And she could make you cry in her dramas with James Cagney and Jimmy Stewart. It's always a great day when watching Doris Day.


Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?

I know what you're thinking... you think I'll say Doris Day. Yes! I would loved to have met her. But I would've been so gobsmacked and tongue tied I'm not sure I would have been able to get any words to come out of my mouth. I would have loved to talk to her about her early days singing with Les Brown and her years making musicals for Warner Bros.


What do you collect?

I collect biographies/autobiographies written by or on actors/actresses. And yes I have every one ever written on Doris Day. I also collect movies and books about the golden years of Hollywood.

I also collect playing cards.


If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?

It's hard for me to pick just one. I'm going to take Doris Day movies out of the equation (to hard to choose one of hers)... One of my other favorites is The Americanization of Emily. Also love Random Harvest and Remember the Night. Anyone of these could be my favorite movie.


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Jane Bowden's picture

That's great that you have a signed photo. Wasn't she fabulous!! I also have a signed photo (actually 2) and I cherish them

Jane Bowden's picture

That's great that you have a signed photo. Wasn't she fabulous!! I also have a signed photo (actually 2) and I cherish them

Tracy Bellows's picture

The TCM all day salute to Doris Day in memory of her passing that was shown recently was good. Pillow Talk is my favorite Doris Day movie.

Jane Bowden's picture

Pillow Talk is a classic. She was so natural doing comedy.