After just celebrating her 97th birthday,   acting legend, singer and animal lover Doris Day has passed away.  She was always one of my favorites

Doris Days films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time.

The singer turned actress acted in films  like Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk, with friend Rock Hudson, and Please Don't eat the Daisy's.  which was one of my favorites.   Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson  was one of the biggest box office draws of the 50's and 60's.

In a statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said she died this morning at her home in Carmel Valley, California.  Miss Day had been in "excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

The statement continued saying that she was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed.

Doris Day, gone at age 97, may she rest well.

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