Doris Day dies at age 97

The Legendary Doris Day, who became one of the top movie stars of the 1950s and ’60s and a big band singer, has died at age 97.

The Cincinnati native, who first found fame singing with Les Brown‘s band, made such ballads as “Sentimental Journey,” “Secret Love” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” famous. “Que Sera Sera,” from the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man Who Knew Too Much” became her personal theme.

She later went into semi-retirement and rarely appeared on TV until the mid 1980’s when she hosted a syndicated weekly talk show. Day was a longtime animal rights advocate whose personal foundation raised millions for the cause.