Daisy Day at a Time
An Indiana Girl's Sentimental Journey
to Doris Day's Hollywood and Beyond
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Mary Anne Barothy
Mary Anne Barothy

Mary Anne Barothy grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from St. Agnes Academy, an all-girls school run by the Sisters of Providence. She went on to Marian College where she majored in English/Journalism. Her interest in pursuing a career in writing came from a role Doris Day played in Paramount's Teacher's Pet co-starring Clark Cable in which Doris played a dedicated college journalism professor.

She joined the staff of The Indianapolis News as a society reporter for nearly two years before moving to Los Angles in 1968. Her journalism background served her well with future employment at the May Company in Los Angeles and later working with Doris Day. When asked how she landed the position with Miss Day, Mary Anne often says, "It was literally by accident," referring to a serious car accident she survived. It was during her recovery time that a friendship between Mary Anne and Doris developed.

Following her return to Indianapolis in 1977, she was a free-lance writer and became Director of Publicity for Perennial Pictures Film Corporation. She worked in the Education Division at Lilly Endowment and later earned a paralegal degree from Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis. Since 1999 Mary Anne has been Development Assistant for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis at St. Augustine's Home where she helps coordinate fundraising events.

In 2006 Mary Anne Barothy was encouraged to write her memoir. The author intends for the book to bring a Hollywood world now vanished to life. She hopes her memories relay a piece of American cultural history from an author who lived a "day at a time" with a film idol who became a friend.

In her spare time Mary Anne is touring the country with her exciting "A DAY TO REMEMBER...DORIS DAY" presentation. She brings photos never-before-seen and memorabilia from her private collection to the delight of her audiences. Mary Anne shares wonderful touching stories about her time with screen legend, Doris Day.

To book Mary Anne for an event, please contact her at: studiogirl1944@yahoo.com.


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