Following a battle with Pneumonia, iconic Hollywood actress and entertainer, Doris Day has kicked the bucket. She died at the respectable age of 97.
The iconic entertainer passed away early on Monday morning at her Carmel Valley home, just weeks after she celebrated her 97th birthday.
Day, who started her career at 15, first got her big break as a big-band vocalist during the World War II. Afterwards, she went ahead to star in tons of movies, including ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Lover Come Back’, and ‘That Touch of Mink’, amongst others.
Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Day was as much an entertainer as she was an animal activist.
Doris Day might not have gotten an Oscar for her work, but she won a couple of other awards during her lifetime. These include a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2008. Day was also a certified box office queen with a No. 1 ranking in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.