The legendary star of “Calamity Jane” and “Pillow Talk” was 97.
The Cowboys & Indians crew would like to extend condolences and best wishes to the family, friends and fans of Doris Day. The beloved actress, singer and animal-welfare advocate was 97 when she passed away Monday at her Carmel Valley, California home.
During a movie career spanning three decades, Day starred in films as diverse as Pillow Talk (for which she received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress), The Pajama Game, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, and shared the screen with such notables as James Cagney (The West Point Story, Love Me or Leave Me), Clark Gable (Teacher’s Pet), James Garner (The Thrill of It All; Move Over, Darling), Rock Hudson (Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers) and Brian Keith (With Six You Get Eggroll, her final feature film).
C&I readers may be especially fond of two other movies on Day’s resume: The Ballad of Josie, a 1967 comic western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (McLintock!), co-starring Peter Graves, George Kennedy and Andy Devine; and Calamity Jane, the 1953 musical in which she played the title role (opposite Howard Keel’s Wild Bill Hickok) and introduced the Oscar-winning song “Secret Love.”