One of the biggest Hollywood stars ever, Doris Day, died today. She was 97.
The multi-talented Day was best known for her roles in classic films such as Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk.
She retired from Hollywood in the 1970’s and then settled in at Carmel Valley where she lived out the rest of her life as a beloved animal activist. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death in an e-mail earlier this morning:
Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death. She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed.
She received an Oscar nomination in 1960 for her role in Pillow Talk. She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, as well as a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2008.