′Calamity Jane′ star Doris Day turns 95 - two years earlier than planned | Film | DW | 03.04.2017
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'Calamity Jane' star Doris Day turns 95 - two years earlier than planned

Until this weekend, US film star Doris Day thought she would be about to turn 93 - until she discovered she's actually celebrating her 95th anniversary. Here's a look back at her career.

US actress Doris Day was born on April 3, 1922, which means she is turning 95 this year, instead of 93, as she thought until recently; a copy of her birth certificate was obtained by the press agency AP.

Even her foundation's website, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, reminds fans to send her wishes for her 93rd birthday, posting the Top 93 social media posts with the hashtag #DorisBirthdayWish.

Doris Day with a poodle (picture-alliance/dpa/B. Reisfeld)

A life-long animal lover: Doris Day

To this day, the former film and TV star remains committed to animal rights causes.

Throughout her career, Day recorded more than 650 songs and made 39 films between 1948 and 1968, among which "Pillow Talk," "Calamity Jane,"  and "Move Over Darling." 

With her most famous hits including "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)" and "Secret Love," she kept on releasing albums at different stages of her life. The most recent one, "My Heart," came out in 2011, as she was aged 89.

She has received several Lifetime Achievement Awards, such as from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Cecil B. DeMille Awards, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. 

Click through the gallery above to revisit Doris Day's career.


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