Doris Day (1922-2019) was a budding dancer until a car accident ended her career at age 15. Her love for music was genetic, however, and soon she concentrated on voice lessons. Though most remembered as a film and television star, she received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She remained devoted to her work in animal welfare.

Jane Ellen passionately shares her eclectic interests via the marvels of the internet from her home in Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in all aspects of music and entertainment history, she strives to bring her subjects to life while seeking to make a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as a scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.