One of the most popular Hollywood stars of the 1950’s and 60’s, Doris Day, has passed away at the age of 97.
According to Variety, the Oscar-nominated actress died on Monday, May 13, at her Carmel Valley CA home. The “Pillow Talk” actress was well-known for the sweet and wholesome, “girl-next-door” roles she would play. Many of these roles were actually daring and envelope-pushing for the time. Day’s personal life was also unfortunately known as being tumultuous, with multiple marriages and a controversial lawsuit.
In addition to being a popular actress, Day was well known for her successful singing career. One of her well renowned roles was in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. Starring alongside James Stewart, Day performed her Oscar-winning song, “Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be”). After her successful film career, Day then starred in her own CBS show for five years, before finally retiring to Carmel, CA.
Rest in Peace to a beloved film icon.
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