"Since the '70s, Day had focused her energies on the Doris Day Animal Foundation". "My prayers are with her family & loved ones".
"I couldn't walk for nearly three years", Day recalled.
"That was the greatest thing that happened".
"She was a wonderful friend to us and a lovely and very talented lady", singer Tony Bennett said on Twitter. Though her last film was in 1968, she continued to act in The Doris Day Show sit-com in 1968, while making appearances throughout the 1970s and 80s. For generations of Americans, though, Doris Day was more than just a retired actress.
"Her breath control, her diction, her dynamic control are all flawless", acknowledged Voice Council magazine in 2016. "She could sing light or strong in any part of her range". Her brand of beauty came sprinkled with freckles.
Actress Doris Day is pictured at the Aquarium in New York City, U.S.in this July 1946 image.More news: China hits back at U.S. with tariffs on $60bn of products
In a more ominous turn of events, Melcher and his girlfriend at the time, Murphy Brown star Candice Bergen, once lived at the home that became the infamous site of the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate and her four friends by Manson and his associates. She plays a broke but adventure-hungry nightclub singer who gets a chance to go on a cruise to South America, impersonating a very rich woman.
The song sold millions of copies and topped the Billboard charts for more than two months in 1945.
Day began singing at a Cincinnati radio station, then a nightclub, then in NY.
Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and '60s.
Some of those syrupy orchestral ballads are worth sticking around for, though. Other musicals followed, including My Dream Is Yours, Young Man with a Horn, I'll See You in My Dreams, April in Paris, and Lucky Me, all of which contributed to her image as the girl next door.
Famously, she recorded the song in less than 15 minutes. All told, she put out a total of 20 studio albums. "She would no doubt remind us, upon this day of her passing, 'Que sera sera, ' but we will miss her dearly anyway", George Takei said.More news: U.S. presidential contender Kamala Harris favors look at breaking up Facebook
Day's movie debut, "Romance on the High Seas" in 1948, was a hit.
The song was nominated for a Grammy in 1958.
Doris's mother, Alma, arranged for her to have lessons with singing teacher Grace Raine, who was so impressed that she gave her three sessions a week for the price of one.
Over time, she became more than a name above the title. "What happened? What happened?"
When her third husband, film producer Martin Melcher, died in 1968, Day was shocked to learn that he and his business partner, Jerome Bernard Rosenthal, had squandered her earnings for 17 years.More news: Tlaib: Palestinians created ‘safe haven’ for Jews after the Holocaust