HOLLYWOOD – Actress and animal rights activist Doris Day, 97, has died.
Born Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff, she became a professional singer at age 15. Her two most popular songs were “Sentimental Journey” and “Que Sera Sera.”
Day worked in films for three decades, often starring with Hollywood’s most famous leading men; including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable and Cary Grant.
Some her most popular movies were romantic comedies with Rock Hudson.
Day made her final film in 1968, then starred in the sitcom “The Doris Day Show” for five years.
She then turned her attention to working for animal rights, and founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation in 1978.
President George W. Bush awarded day with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.
Her only child, son Terry Melcher, died from Melanoma the same year.