Hollywood legend Doris Day has died aged 97

Hollywood icon Doris Day, who rose to fame within the 1960s and starred alongside silver display giants reminiscent of Clark Gable and Cary Grant, has handed away on the age of 97, her basis has introduced.

Day ranks among the many prime feminine field workplace stars in American historical past, and was additionally an award-winning singer. She retired in her 50s to pursue her ardour for animal activism and rescue.

She was the star of the hit 1959 comedy “Pillow Talk” and later made waves in movies reminiscent of “Move Over, Darling” and “The Thrill of it All.” Day can be recognized for her title function in “Calamity Jane” (1953) in addition to her lead efficiency in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 suspense thriller, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

The actress acquired two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for her movie work and one for her music. Day’s activism was acknowledged in 2004, when then-President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work on behalf of animal welfare.

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