Doris Day, Legendary Actress and Singer, Dies At Age 97

Updated On 14 May, 2019 Published On

Harty Condolence! Doris Day, the legendary actress and singer, died on Monday, May 13. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death in a statement to Us Weekly. The foundation said that Doris "had been in excellent physical health for her age" until she contracted a serious case of pneumonia which resulted in her death.

She passed away surrounded by "a few close friends" in the early hours at Carmel Valley home in California.

Born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the actress was one of the most renowned actresses in the 1950s and 1960s.

She appeared in films including Teacher’s Pet, Pillow Talk and That Touch of Mink. She also sang a song, Whatever Will Be, Will Be, in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

Doris wanted to be a dancer but she was hit by a train at the age of 12 and suffered a broken leg. That tragic incident forced her not to pursue her career as a dancer.

She made her feature film debut in with 1948's Romance on the High Seas. Her last movie appearance was in With Six You Get Eggroll (1968).

As for the television appearance, Doris worked on her own shoe The Doris Day Show from 1968 to 1973.

Rest In Peace Doris Day!

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