On May 13, 2019, American Actress Doris Day passed away at her home at the age of 97. Day’s numerous acting roles such as “Romance on the High Seas,” “April in Paris,” and “Pillow Talk” made her America’s top box-office star at the beginning of the 1960s. Though, her career as an entertainer began as a big-band singer, with her song “Sentimental Journey” topping the charts.
Later on in her life, Day was a strong advocate for animal welfare. In 1978, she started a nonprofit that is known today as the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Their mission is “to help animals and the people who love them.” The nonprofit gives grants to organizations with initiatives such as spay/neuter programs, pet food pantries, and wildlife rehabilitation.
Paying Tribute to a Hollywood Legend
Doris Day was truly an iconic figure in America, and we will continue to remember her as the talented, kind-hearted woman she was. Below are a few tributes shared over Twitter.
Condolences to the family of Doris Day. She was the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all. ❤️ Que Será, Será!😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 13, 2019
Today, we remember Doris Day, who brought us so much joy with her humor, extraordinary talent and kind heart. Farewell to a Hollywood legend. pic.twitter.com/8szI4Fbji3
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 13, 2019
For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon. 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.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 13, 2019
The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her. She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully. ❤️
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) May 13, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to our friend Doris Day, legendary actress, singer, & fierce animal advocate.
Though she will be missed, we can’t thank her enough for her admiration & devotion to animals. pic.twitter.com/7Z1PwstF3r
— The Humane Society of the United States (@HumaneSociety) May 13, 2019
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