Doris Day Turning 92: A Hollywood Legend Lives On

In one week, on April 3, a Hollywood legend will be celebrating her birthday: Doris Day is turning 92.

Doris Day–a star who made it big in between 1950 and 1970, is well-known and well-loved by many. While there are numerous people and establishments who would be interested in helping the actress celebrate this major milestone, Day plans to spend her birthday in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her beloved pets and a few select friends and family.

Doris Day has lived a reclusive life for the last 20 years or so, rarely making public appearances, as People Magazine confirms.

“In her honor, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has organized a celebration called ‘Doris and Me’ on April 2 at the Cypress Inn in Carmel. Although Day surprised friends and fans two years ago by unexpectedly attending her 90th birthday party, her first public appearance in nearly two decades, it’s unlikely she’ll attend this year.”

Even though Doris will probably not attend this get-together in her honor, it looks to be an amazing event.

The party will feature performer Scott Dreier, who will sing some of Day’s greatest hits, along with Bernie Kopell from The Love Boat, who also costarred with the actress on The Doris Day Show. Brian Nash and Kym Karath, who played Day’s children in her 1963 comedy The Thrill of It All, are also expected to be at the party.

Although Day has become rather reclusive, it is not because her health no longer allows her to participate in significantly busy, public circles. In fact, People also reported that Doris is in “good health,” and spends most of her time with her pets, taking walks in her garden and enjoying the general comforts of home. She once told them that she even “indulges” from time to time in a glass of wine and her “favorite [treat]–ice cream.”

Even though her fans would surely love to see more of the famous and genuinely lovely retired actress, she has undoubtedly earned a quiet and relaxing lifestyle.

The Huffington Post published an article in 2013 (in honor of the actress’ birthday) that recounted some highlights of Doris Day’s multi-faceted and colorful career. They noted, in particular, a few of her most famous performances as well and some of her well-loved musical numbers.

“Best known for her roles in movies like ‘Love Me or Leave Me,’ ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘That Touch of Mink,’ Day broke into Hollywood in the 1950s,” Huffington reports. “But being a beloved singer — her hit ‘Sentimental Journey’ with Les Brown was an anthem during World War II — Day also starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 suspense thriller ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ and sang two songs in the film, including ‘Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be),’ which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Day ended her film career in 1968 and focused on television, starring in ‘The Doris Day Show’ until 1973. In 1975 she announced her retirement, but continued to sing, releasing her latest album, ‘My Heart,’ in 2010 after nearly two decades away from the music scene.”

The Inquisitr has reported that Doris even gets movie offers all the time, but she’s not interested.

“‘Would you believe I’m still offered scripts and projects all the time?’ Doris said. ‘Every once in a while I think about working again, but they don’t make the kind of movies I made anymore! It’s a different world.'”

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