Doris Day’s day has sadly arrived.
The actress, who was regarded as America’s girl-next-door, passed away on Monday from pneumonia at the impressive age of 97.
Not one to be boxed in, the late star, who was also a singer, featured on film, television, and radio throughout her 50-year career, which began in 1939.
Doris was born as Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff and adopted the surname “Day” after musician Barney Rapp admired her rendition of the song “Day After Day.”
She rose to prominence in the 1950s, notably performing the Oscar-winning song from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, “Que Sera Sera,” before going on to star in film comedies and even headlining The Doris Day Show.
During her lifetime, Doris was also a staunch animal rights activist.
Several stars paid tribute to Ms. Day, including Goldie Hawn, Paul McCartney, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Seth McFarlane, as well as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among others.
Que Sera, Sera…