Doris Day, 60s Hollywood icon, dead at 97

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May 13, 2019 - 9:45 am
3rd May 1955: American film actress and singer Doris Day, shopping with Van Johnson in the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo.

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LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS) -- Doris Day, one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood died Monday at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home. She was 97. 

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Day started her career as a big band singer in 1939, she went on to have a string of hits in the 50s and 60s. In 1956, she sang Que Sera in Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'. That song would eventually become the theme to her sitcom 'The Doris Day Show'.

Day was also a big box office draw, co-starring with Rock Hudson in a number of romantic comedies including 'Pillow Talk' and 'Send Me No Flowers'.

Day spent her later years as an animal rights activist. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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