Doris Day dead at 97 after ‘contracting a serious case of pneumonia’

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

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Corrections & clarifications: report misstated Doris Day’s birth year She was born in 1922 Whether God-given or Clairol-tinted, all Hollywood blondes are not created equal Take the bombshell blitz of the ’50s and ’60s Marilyn Monroe was the alpha goddess, while Grace Kelly was the class act Bringing up the shapely rear were vampy Kim Novak and campy Jayne Mansfield But existing on a more approachable perch was Doris Day Her brand of beauty came sprinkled with freckles She was one of us and we loved her for it The versatile singer, actress, TV star, animal activist and radiant icon of sunny, funny femininity died early Monday at age 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California "Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," the Doris Day Animal Foundation announced in a statement The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends at the time of her death

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