Actress Doris Day dies aged 97

She celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3

American actress Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in ’60s films, has died at the age of 97, her foundation has said.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday at her Carmel Valley home in California.

(Rock Hudson and Doris Day in “Pillow Talk”)

Day, who starred as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, was surrounded by close friends and “had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia”.

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