Doris Day has died at the age of 97.
The legendary singer-turned-actress, best known for her role in Calamity Jane, passed away on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California.
Doris was considered “among the most popular screen actresses in history”, and many have paid tribute to her since the news of her death broke.
Doris Day, the actress, singer, and animal welfare activist, has died at 97. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, she recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, which made her one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. pic.twitter.com/GpWzwaEmn3
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) May 13, 2019
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 13, 2019
RIP Doris Day, who has left us at age 97. She is best remembered as a Hollywood actress and TV celebrity—but she was also a very, very underrated jazz singer, who has really never gotten her due as a vocalist. https://t.co/kuAD6y9KHu pic.twitter.com/4gEJktOwJb
— Ted Gioia (@tedgioia) May 13, 2019
RIP Doris Day. We all looked at you like that. pic.twitter.com/J4Kwu7CgNT
— The ’60s at 50 (@the_60s_at_50) May 13, 2019
“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy”
RIP Doris Day. pic.twitter.com/MnHW4sjuzF
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) May 13, 2019
— jillsobule (@jillsobule) May 13, 2019
People like to slag on 1960s movies, and there are a lot of bad 1960s movies, but Doris Day made some that, even if it wasn’t cinema at its height, were a lot of fun and kept the studios afloat while they tried to figure things out. She was pretty damn important. #RIP pic.twitter.com/olJJYp2Hl9
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) May 13, 2019
RIP Doris Day, 97.
Fabulous life, fabulous star, fabulous woman. pic.twitter.com/qWIiTUJLwv
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 13, 2019