Hollywood’s Girl Next Door Doris Day Dead at 97

Legendary actress, singer and animal right activist Doris Day has died. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.

“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement.

Her career spanned decades starting in the big band era recording over 650 songs. On the big screen, she starred in films alongside actors like Clark Gable, Rock Hudson, and James Garner.

For more on Doris Day’s career: Legendary Hollywood’s Girl Next Door, Actress Doris Day

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