Hollywood mourns one of its greatest stars as wholesome screen icon Doris Day dies of pneumonia aged 97
The Hollywood icon Doris Day dies at the age of 97
Doris Day, the famous American actress, famous for her role indoors after a series of box-office attacks, died Monday at age 97, announced its founding in a statement to the US media.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation reported that the actress and animal rights activist with pneumonia died at home in Carmel Valley, California, surrounded by friends and family.
The foundation said in a statement that it was surrounded by close friends and “was in excellent physical shape for her age until she recently had a severe case of pneumonia”.
She died at home in Carmel Valley, California, where she lived in solitude with her dozens of pets for several decades.
The charity also announced that “its wish was not to organize a burial, burial service or tombstone”. Instead, she wanted her fans to donate to the association she had created to save the animals.
For most of her career, Day has been the most popular female box office Hollywood attraction, a darling of an enthusiastic audience that has purchased tickets to attend musicals, comedies, thrillers and westerns.
The cheeky blonde movie star, whose career spanned nearly 40 films from 1948 to 1968, was characterized by a certain genre of film – the “bedroom farce” – which was typical of the 1959 film “Pillow Talk” with Cary Grant. Rock Hudson and James Garner.
Famous movie expert Molly Haskel once called her “the most underrated and underrated actress ever to be from Hollywood”.
The critics were less enthusiastic. She has just received an Oscar nomination for “Pillow Talk”.
From 1976 to 1981, Day married four times, most recently with restaurateur Barry Comden.
She had her only son with agent and producer Marty Melcher, record producer Terry Melcher, who died in 2004 after a long illness.