Ryan is an admirer of his grandma and his father; he often shares photos of them through social media. According to the Rolling Stone, he also “played on the Beach Boys classic ‘Pet Sounds,’ and later co-wrote the 1988 hit ‘Kokomo’ with the group,” which received a Golden Globe nomination after it was used in the film Cocktail. The Associated Press was first to report the news, which comes nearly two months after the actress celebrated her birthday and shared a recent photo with PEOPLE. The following night, they killed Rosemary and Leno LaBianca at their home a few miles away. RELATED: The Biggest Bombshells from Doris Day’s Autobiography: Dating Ronald Reagan and More Manson picked the occupants of 10050 Cielo Drive as his first victims. Doris Day had one child, Terry Melcher, born on Feb. 8, 1942. According to People Magazine, Mike Love revealed in his book Good Vibrations that “Manson was also in the car one day when Dennis dropped Terry off at his rented home at 10050 Cielo Drive, at the top of a steep hill in the Benedict Canyon area.” That mansion is where actress Sharon Tate and four others were brutally murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. One of the songs, “My Buddy,” which she originally recorded in 1952, she dedicated to her late son. Terry followed in his mother’s musical footsteps and began a career as a musician and music producer. A few years ago, Terese spoke to Closer Magazine about her late husband and the close relationship he shared with his famous mother, saying “Terry did so much for Doris. Wrote Love, “The move was no accident. “Manson wouldn’t stand for it,” Love revealed in his memoir. She told Closer that the biggest heartbreak in her life was “losing my dear son, Terry. He had told her about Manson – and about some of his scary antics, his brandishing of knives, his zombie followers — and that Manson had been to the house on Cielo and she insisted he move out.”. Ryan now works as a realtor in Carmel, California. After her son died, the only family that she has is her grandson Ryan Melcher. Martin chained her to a television contract with CBS for a weekly show of five seasons and, in the sixth, she left everything because she could not hold on to the same old thing. With his mother’s encouragement, he recorded his first demo recording in 1961, which earned him a spot in Columbia Records producer-trainee program. In 2004 she received the Presidency of Liberty Medal, but she did not want to go to the White House to pick her up because she is afraid of airplanes. Doris Day was only 19 when her only child was born. They married when her son Terry was 9-years-old, and he later decided to change his name and become Ryan Melcher. The death of Melcher, in 1968, revealed what all Hollywood knew: he was a manipulator, he squandered Doris' fortune and did not take all the money to the grave, just because it did not fit in the coffin. But Melcher had relocated from the home in January 1969 to live in a home owned by mom Day, famous for classic films like Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk. Iconic actress and singer Doris Day, who had on son, Terry Melcher, has died at the age of 97. He had told her about Manson – and about some of his scary antics, his brandishing of knives, his zombie followers – and that Manson had been to the house on Cielo and she insisted he move out.”, Doris Day: My Buddy, 1952 Original RecordingDoris Day singing, "My Buddy," from 1952. :)2009-11-25T05:49:42.000Z. “Consumed by rage and seeking revenge against a corrupt society, he convinced his followers that the apocalypse was coming in a bloody race war, at the end of which he and his disciples would take over.”, RELATED: Doris Day Dies Nearly 2 Months After Celebrating 97th Birthday, RELATED: The Biggest Bombshells from Doris Day’s Autobiography: Dating Ronald Reagan and More.