Doris Day passes away at age 97
The original girl next door has died
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Doris Day has passed away at 97 years old in her California home. A Hollywood screen legend, Day was the quintessential all-American girl. A huge film and music star during the 1950s and 1960s, Day's squeaky clean image and honey-toned voice made her one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century.
She has rarely been seen in public in recent years, however as a passionate advocate of animal rights, Day has kept herself busy at her home in California promoting the welfare of wildlife around the world through her Doris Day Animal Foundation.
Browse the gallery and recall the life and work of America's original "girl next door."
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