Doris Day dies aged 97
Doris Day has died at the age of 97.
The actress's death was confirmed today (May 13th) by her charity, The Doris Day Animal Foundation. She died of pneumonia at her home in Carmel Valley, California.
Day, who was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in April 1922, first found fame as a radio performer and singer before she graduated to the big screen.
Her initial success came in comedy roles in movies like My Dream is Yours, Tea for Two and I’ll See You in My Dreams, before becoming a household name with her turn in Calamity Jane.
She would go on to work with Alfred Hitchcock in The Man Who Knew Too Much and secured an Oscar nomination for her role acting opposite Rock Hudson in romantic comedy Pillow Talk.
A move onto the small screen followed in the early 1970s with her own The Doris Day Show.
After that came to an end, Day largely retired from acting and put her efforts into the work of her charity, which focused on animal care and the re-adoption of strays.
During her career, she released 29 studio albums, the last of which came in 2011.