Hollywood legend Doris Day has died.
The singer turned actress, whose films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time, was 97.
She starred in films as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a chart hit in 1956 with the song Que Sera, Sera Whatever Will Be, Will Be.
Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and ’60s.
In a statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said she died on Monday at her home in California.
It said she had been ‘in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia’.
‘She was surrounded by a few close friends as she passed,’ the statement continued.
She never won an Academy Award, but Day was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, as George W. Bush declared it ‘a good day for America when Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff of Evanston, Ohio decided to become an entertainer.’
She celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3.
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