Hollywood icon Doris Day has died at the age of 97.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the news early Monday, the Day passed away at her Carmel Valley, California, home.
According to Page Six, the foundation says in an emailed statement she was surrounded by close friends and “had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.”
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says.
Day's film career began during the latter part of the Classical Hollywood Film era with the 1948 film 'Romance on the High Seas', and its success sparked her twenty-year career as a motion picture actress. She starred in a series of successful films, including musicals, comedies, and dramas. She played the title role in 'Calamity Jane' (1953), and starred in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (1956) with James Stewart.