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Doris Day has died aged 97

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The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed that the Hollywood actress died at her home in Camel Valley in California.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed that the Hollywood actress died at her home in Camel Valley in California.

The statement said that Ms Day was in "excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia."

The star was known for her dozens of film appearances, including in the musical Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk.

She had celebrated her 97th birthday on 3 April, and gave a rare interview to the Hollywood Reporter, where she admitted Calamity was one of her favourite films to work on, mentioning the song Secret Love in particular.

She said: "I get so many love letters from fans as young as eight-years-old, telling me they were introduced by my films and music by their great-grandmothers, and my movies make them happy. Different films resonate with viewers for different reasons, but the common thread seems to be that my films are uplifting."

 

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