Doris Day Dies
Actress Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s greatest legends, died at age 97 after an episode of pneumonia, her foundation said Monday.
Day, who worked with stars from the 1950s and 1960s such as Rock Hudson and Cary Grant, died at his home in Carmel, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said on its website.
His luminous image of “the girl next door” was put together on a series of innocent romantic comedies, such as “Pillow Talk”, for which Day was nominated for an Oscar, “That Touch of Mink” and “The Thrill of it All” .
Day also had successful albums, such as “Que ser, será”, from the movie “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (“The man who knew too much”). It became his main theme,
The life of the actress was not always as radiant as the roles she played. She married four times, divorced three and was once a widow, suffered a nervous breakdown and had serious financial problems after one of her husbands squandered her money.
“My public image is unmistakably that of the healthy virgin of the United States, the neighbor, carefree and full of happiness,” he said in his memoirs. “An image, I can assure you, more false than any part of a movie I’ve played, but I’m Miss Chastity Belt (Chastity Belt) and that’s all there is to it.”
“She is the young woman that every man should marry,” wrote a critic in the Saturday Review. “Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, all would have problems, Doris Day would be unconditional, understanding, direct, honest and even a little sexy.”
The tributes to his memory of entertainment giants began to appear. ex-Beatle Paul McCartney said Day was a “true star” who had “a heart of gold.” “I will miss her but I will always remember her bright smile and contagious laugh,” the musician said on his website.
“She was a wonderful friend and a lovely and very talented lady,” singer Tony Bennett said on Twitter: “We will miss his beautiful smile,” he added.
The actress was born on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati with the name of Doris von Kappelhoff and traveled to California at age 14 to be a dancer. He gave up that dream after he broke his right leg in a car accident.
Day concentrated on singing and at age 16 he had a job with Les Browns, one of the leading orchestra directors of the time, and recorded his first hit “Sentimental Journey.” He changed his last name to the suggestion of A member of the band that heard her sing “Day by Day.”
At 17, Day married Al Jorden, a trombonist who later said he had beaten her and her only son, Terry, was born in 1942 and the couple He divorced the following year.
Day’s film debut, “Romance on the High Seas” in 1948, was a success, at least in part because of her performance and the song that she sang “It’s Magic,” which was nominated for an Oscar.
After retiring from acting, Day worked mainly at the Doris Day Animal Foundation, helping battered animals. His home in Carmel, California, was usually full of dogs and cats, mostly adopted from the street.
She stayed away from the entertainment circles for more than 20 years after receiving a Golden Globe to the track in 1989, but in 2011 she released a record. The proceeds of the recording went to its foundation.