Hollywood legend Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest stars of all time, has died aged 97. The singer turned actress starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera.
Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson is one of the best-known in the history of romantic movies. In a statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said she died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California.
Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in April 1922, Day originally wanted to be a dancer but had to abandon her dream after breaking her right leg in a car accident. Instead she began her singing career at the age of 15. Her first hit, Sentimental Journey, would become a signature tune.
Star Trek actor William Shatner remembered Day on Twitter as “the World’s Sweetheart,” saying she was “beloved by all”.