American Icon Doris Day Dead at 97

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Legendary actress, singer and American icon Doris Day has died at the age of 97.

Famous for her roles in Pillow Talk and The Thrill of It All, Doris Day’s on-screen wholesome image was immortalized in the song I’m Sandra Dee from the 1971 musical Grease.

Tributes poured in for Day – who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 from President Bush – from around the globe.

“For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon,” actor George Takei tweeted. “She would no doubt remind us, upon this day of her passing, “Que sera sera,” but we will miss her dearly anyway. Rest now in our hearts forever, Ms. Day.”

“The one, the only, the woman who inspired so much of what I do… Doris Day I love you, my calamity Jane. An iconic woman who I was hugely honoured to meet and share precious moments with. Rest in peace x,” Stella McCartney wrote.

Day, who worked as an advocate for animal rights and operated the Doris Day Animal Foundation, died at her Carmel Valley, California home surrounded by close friends and family after contracting a serious case of pneumonia.

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