Whatever happened to Doris Day? After many decades of avoiding the limelight, Miss Day decided that her recent 90th birthday party was an appropriate occasion to make a long-awaited public appearance! Party guests were surprised and delighted, and began singing her signature song, “Que Sera, Sera,” as she was led to her seat. Miss Day refused to leave until she had greeted, shook hands and posed for pictures with each and every fan in attendance. Even more delightful is the fact that, in honor of her birthday, contributors raised over $90,000 for her animal welfare foundation!
The lovely singer and award-winning actress began her career in 1939, as a big band songstress. Her beauty and popularity led to films where she starred with Tony Randall, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, and other big-name leading men. Doris Day became one of Hollywood’s most successful stars of the 50s and 60s, known for her wholesome movie roles. When cultural changes brought about more sexually-themed film offers, “the world’s oldest virgin” held tight to her own moral code, even rejecting the plum role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. She experienced some rocky times in her personal life, leading her to retreat from the spotlight and settle into a quiet existence in Carmel-By-The-Sea. Since then, Miss Day has focused almost solely on her passion of animal welfare. The staunch supporter founded her own pet foundations and has devoted her life to partnering with other organizations in defense of animal cruelty, even lobbying Congress in support of legislation to protect animal rights.
Join us as we thank Miss Doris Day for providing us with so many wonderful memories, and wish her many more years of health, happiness and success!