Doris Day, Famed Singer and Actress, Dies at Age 97

Famed singer and actress Doris Day passed away Monday at age 97 at her home in California.

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One of Hollywood’s most legendary stars, Day starred in 39 feature films between 1948 and 1968 including Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, and The Tunnel of Love.

Her roles were primarily in romantic comedies and alongside other Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Clark Gable.

Day was voted the country’s most popular movie star in 1960 and from 1962-1964 by an annual poll of American movie fans.

Music and Other Legacies

Day was also a prolific recording artist, recording 29 studio albums and winning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Her song “Que Sera, Sera”, introduced and sang by Day in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Day was also active in the animal rights movement. She founded two organizations to help and protect animals, the Doris Day Animal Foundation and the Doris Day Animal League.