Famed singer and beloved actress Doris Day has died, the legend passing away at a very well lived 97 years old. Day, an extremely popular pop singer and jazz vocalist before Warner Bros. brought her to Hollywood, died early Monday at her California home surrounded by a few close friends.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced in a press release that: “Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death.”
Day was widely embraced for an ever-optimistic sensibility and charm. She starred in over three dozen movies, most notably Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” which saw her singing what would become her signature song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”.
Other works included “Pillow Talk,” “Calamity Jane,” “On Moonlight Bay,” “Storm Warning,” “That Touch of Mink,” “The Thrill of It All,” “Love Me or Leave Me,” “Tea for Two,” “Jumbo,” “The Glass Bottom Boat,” “Young Man With a Horn” and the CBS sitcom “The Doris Day Show”. She also attracted a considerable following as a singer with 1945’s “Sentimental Journey” a big hit while 1953’s “Secret Love” nabbed her an Oscar.