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The world is mourning Hollywood legend Doris Day, who passed away after a serious case of pneumonia, aged 97.
The actor died early on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California, surrounded by close friends, the Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed.
The honey-voiced singer and actor, whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and 1960s, was among the most popular screen actresses in history.
Off screen, Day was a passionate animal rights advocate. She was married four times, divorced three and had one son, Terry Melcher who died in 2004.
In March of 1941, Day wed trombonist Al Jorden. She was just starting her career, and a year earlier had signed on to perform with Barney Rapp’s band which regularly performed in her home of Cincinnati.