Legendary American actress and singer, Doris Day, has passed away.
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Perhaps best known for her starring role as Calamity Jane, Day was also a passionate activist for animal rights.
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Day’s truly enviable acting career included credits such as; Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, Move Over Darling and Pillow Talk.
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!)