Doris Day, Hollywood actress and singer, has died

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  1. Angela Channing

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    Hollywood legend Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time, has died aged 97.

    The singer turned actress acted in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).

    Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and 60s.

    In a statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said she died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California.

    It said she had been "in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

    "She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed," the statement continued.

    Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in April 1922, Day began her career as a singer aged 15. Her first hit, Sentimental Journey, became a signature tune.

    Her films, which included Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and That Touch of Mink, made her known around the world.

    But she never won an Oscar and was only nominated once, in 1960, for Pillow Talk, the first of her romantic comedies with Hudson.

    Honours she did receive included the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2008.

    Her last release, the compilation album My Heart, went to number one in the UK in 2011.

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    Very sad news. She was a true Hollywood legend.
     
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    What a legend she and Howard Keels chemistry together was on fire in Calamity Jane.
     
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    I have to say I was never really a fan of Doris Day or her films despite Calamity Jane with lovely Mr Keel
    However RIP Doris Day
     
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    She was such a fine singer. Her voice was so unique, her tone was gorgeous. I have really only recently come to appreciate her as both an actress and a singer. For years I didn't take much notice of her. I have to say I really love her kooky '60s romcoms too.
    R.I.P Doris.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that she's passed. :(
    She was a legend. Another one of this great generation gone. My sympathies to her family and friends.

    RIP Doris Day.
     
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    So sad to hear that another great Hollwood legend left us, she was unique in her own way and was still a beautiful woman in her later years.

    She will be missed. :(

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    Doris Day

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    So very '50s:



    I'm still not convinced of the recent shift to the "1922" birthyear.
     
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    It's funny that she'll always be Krystle Carrington's mom to me.
     
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    Hey, watch it - I'm Doris Day! I was not brought up that way...

    I know very little about this legend (R.I.P.) and whenever I hear her name, I only ever think of Grease.
     
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    Yes, the very name of Doris Day, like Sandra Dee, became a metaphor for sunny postwar squeaky cleanliness.
     
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    Yeah, Miss Squeaky Clean was also the mother of Terry Melcher!

    If not for him, the Manson murders prob wouldn't have happened......
     
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    So Terry should have signed Charlie to a contract?
     

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