Hollywood icon Doris Day has died aged 97

Actress Doris Day is seen in a screen shot from the film

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed she had died early on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California.

Day had recently contracted a serious case of pneumonia which resulted in her death, the foundation said.

The Wikipedia page of Doris Day was defaced with an extremely graphic image by hackers minutes after news reports the former actress had passed away. This was a major blow to the star who was very close to her son.

Or as one-time co-star Oscar Levant famously joked, "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin".

Summing up her buoyant persona many years ago, she said: "I like joy". CBS's 1968-73 The Doris Day Show never rose above the level of being a poor man's Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Day herself was highly critical of it.

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Her shiny girl-next-door image was built on a series of innocent romantic comedies, including "Pillow Talk", for which Day received an Oscar nomination, "That Touch of Mink" and "The Thrill of It All". After appearances with the Big Bands of Barney Rapp and Bob Crosby, she joined Les Brown's Band and had her first hit with "Sentimental Journey".

Her singing popularity led to a movie debut in 1948 in "Romance on the High Seas" and a contract at Warner Bros. She described her first husband as a "psychopathic sadist" who beat her. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh.

During her career and retirement, Day always seemed to adhere to the philosophy of her biggest hit, "Que Sera, Sera", which she initially opposed as a "kiddie song" but which became her signature tune.

In 1974, Day won a $22.8 million judgment against Jerome B. Rosenthal, her lawyer and business manager, for mishandling of her and Melcher's assets. Single when she died, Day was married twice and raised one son, Terry Melcher, who was a successful music producer that was credited with shaping the California sound of the 1960s He was behind several of the Beach Boys' greatest hits, and died in 2004 at age 62 from cancer.

Her Hollywood career began after she sang at a Hollywood party in 1947.

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