Legendary Hollywood star Doris Day has died at the age of 97

Legendary Hollywood star Doris Day has died at the age of 97

Actor Antonio Banderas thanked Day for sharing her talent.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation said the actress and animal rights activist died at her Carmel Valley, California home, after a short illness. She requested that no memorial services be held and no grave marker erected.

When Day moved into acting, she starred in the likes of Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart, and saw great success co-starring alongside Rock Hudson and James Garner in Pillow Talk (1959) and Move Over, Darling (1963).

Over time, she became more than a name above the title.

A cheekily playful pop song, that Day was offered after mentioning to lyricist Richard Adler she was looking for a new novelty song to record.

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This was the age when musicals transported you into a dreamworld of momentary escape and Doris Day was the wizard of the genre.

Day thought she would be turning 93 in 2017, but the Associated Press obtained a copy of the actress' birth certificate from Ohio's Office of Vital Statistics, which confirmed that Day was born on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, making her actually 95.

"Doris did not believe that she was an attractive woman", Jewison said.

In 1989, Day was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 46th annual Golden Globe Awards. While Day found fame and fortune during these decades, she rarely found happiness, always hoping to start a family that stayed together, something that constantly evaded her with various dramatic relationships with men who turned out to treat her not so well. The Doris Day Animal Foundation is committed to continuing its work as a grant-giving organization, funding smaller animal welfare non-profits across the country. One of those marriages - the first, to Al Jorden - produced Day's son, Terry Melcher. Her foresight "led to dozens of bills, final rules and policies on the federal level", which helped end abusive videos, protect chimpanzees from invasive research and regulate the online sale of puppies. "We will miss her attractive smile". We'll hear plenty of that today, but here's another standard that Day brought to life - "Dream a A Little Dream of Me". Her brand of beauty came sprinkled with freckles.

The actress was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in April 1922 and originally set out to be a dancer, before breaking her leg in a auto accident and pursuing music and acting instead.

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