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How many children did Doris Day have?

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Doris Day had one child, Terry Melcher, born on Feb. 8, 1942. Though Terry was the son of Doris and her first husband, Al Jorden, he was later adopted by her third husband, Martin Melcher, whose last name he carried.

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Doris Day was only 19 when her only child was born. She was married four times and divorced three times. She was married to the adoptive father of her son for 17 years when the husband died. Her son Terry died of melanoma at the age of 62, on Nov. 19, 2004.

Ms. Day has one grandson, Ryan Melcher, born in May 1983. She has spent much of her later years devoted to the care and rights of animals.

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