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Doris Day: 1922-2019

Doris Day: 1922-2019

        Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s, died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California. She was 97.

September 1953. "Singer-actress Doris Day on the set of the film musical Calamity Jane." Color transparency by Milton Greene for Look magazine. View full size | More Doris

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I truly loved Doris Day

She was my ideal growing up. I wanted to be her. I feel like i've lost a part of myself.

Accomplished actress

And not just in comedy! She won the Golden Globe and Laurel Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama in the thriller "Midnight Lace," co-starring Rex Harrison. To spend almost all her life in Hollywood without a hint of scandal or notoriety is a feat unto itself.

American Beauty

20th century icon. One of the greats. She will truly be missed.

Doris Day

Doris was a great pop singer, but most people don't know that she was also a great jazz singer. She made an album called Duet in the 1960s. She was accompanied by jazz pianist Andre Previn. Jazz critics loved it. It's one of my favorite recordings. Listen to it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gSCEW0uAGs

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