Legendary Actress and Singer Doris Day Dead at 97

Updated: May 13, 2019 11:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says. She was 97.


The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation says in an emailed statement she was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia."

She was known for her honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history.

Day's lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, later in Hollywood.

She celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3.

The list of Doris Day's films and her leading men:

1948- "Romance on the High Seas" (Jack Carson)

1949- "My Dream Is Yours" (Jack Carson); "It's a Great Feeling" (Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson)

1950- "Young Man with a Horn" (Kirk Douglas); Tea for Two" (Gordon MacRae); "The West Point Story" (James Cagney)

1951- "Storm Warning" (Ronald Reagan); "Lullaby of Broadway" (Gene Nelson); "On Moonlit Bay" (Gordon MacRae); "Starlift" (cameo)

1952- "I'll See You in My Dreams" (Danny Thomas); "The Winning Team" (Ronald Reagan)

1953- "April in Paris" (Ray Bolger); "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (Gordon MacRae); "Calamity Jane" (Howard Keel)

1954- "Lucky Me" (Robert Cummings)

1955- "Young at Heart" (Frank Sinatra); "Love Me or Leave Me" (James Cagney)

1956- "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (James Stewart); "Julie" (Louis Jourdan).

1957- "The Pajama Game" (John Raitt)

1958- "Teacher's Pet" (Clark Gable); "Tunnel of Love" (Richard Widmark)

1959- "It Happened to Jane" (Jack Lemmon); "Pillow Talk" (Rock Hudson)

1960- "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (David Niven); "Midnight Lace" (Rex Harrison)

1962- "Lover Come Back" (Rock Hudson); "That Touch of Mink" (Cary Grant); "Billy Rose'sJumbo" (Stephen Boyd).

1963- "The Thrill of It All" (James Garner); "Move Over Darling" (James Garner)

1964- "Send Me No Flowers" (Rock Hudson)

1965- "Do Not Disturb" (Rod Taylor)

1966- "Glass Bottom Boat" (Rod Taylor)

1967- "Caprice" (Richard Harris); "Ballad of Josie" (Peter Graves)

1968- "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" (Robert Morse)

1969- "With Six You Get Egg Roll" (Brian Keith)

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