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Day was a famed actress and singer. Perhaps her most memorable performance was starring as Calamity Jane.
She is also remembered for her performances in The Man Who Knew Too Much, Move Over Darling and Pillow Talk, to name but a few.
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From a golden age of the silver screen Day co-starred with actors such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and David Niven.
Doris Day is considered to be one of few surviving actors from the Hollywood Golden Age, her extremely sad passing seems to signify the true closure of that wonderful era.
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Day's impressive career earned her many awards, perhaps most notably the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Despite her acting success, awards and fame Doris Day's life had its fair share of tragedy. She married four times, Terry Melcher (her only son) died before her in 2004, her brother Paul died in 1958 and she also suffered bankruptcy at the hands of her husband Martin Mulcher who squandered her earnings.
Though we know her as a smiling, vivacious spirit, Day had survived a great deal of upset and pain.
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Despite her troubles, Doris Day was well known for her sassy, witty quips (much like myself!)
Here are a few of my favorites...
Bless Doris Day for smiling through it all. She certainly cheered the lives of many! She will be forever remembered in Hollywood's history and is, of course, memorialized in WHAM's classic "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go";
"You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day!"
Rest in peace, Doris.
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