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Born 3 April 1922 – Doris Day

Doris Day, born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, embarked on her career as a big band singer in 1939, capturing hearts with her melodic voice and chart-topping hits such as “Sentimental Journey.” Her transition to Hollywood saw her starring in a slew of successful films like “Calamity Jane” and “Pillow Talk,” for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Day’s wholesome image and versatile talent made her a household name in the 1950s and 1960s, embodying the era’s spirit with her performances.

Off-screen, Day was a fervent animal welfare advocate, dedicating much of her later life to the cause through the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Her commitment to animal welfare left a lasting impact, paralleling her legacy in the entertainment industry. Doris Day passed away on May 13, 2019, in Carmel Valley, California. Her death marked the end of an era, but her influence in music, film, and philanthropy endures, celebrating her as a true icon of American culture.

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