60s Hollywood Icon Doris Day Dies At 97

Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist

Iconic Hollywood actress Doris Day has died at 97 years old.

Day’s foundation announced that her death stemmed from pneumonia, according to a report published Monday by the Associated Press.

“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement. The foundation confirmed she died Monday surrounded by close friends at her home in California.

There will be “no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker.” (RELATED: Peter Mayhew, The Actor Behind Chewbacca In ‘Star Wars,’ Dies At 74)

Day is well known for her work done in the 1950s and 60s and started her career as a singer. She went on to appear in films such as “Calamity Jane” and “Pillow Talk.” After her film career, she starred in the CBS sitcom “The Doris Day Show.”

Day has received many awards throughout her career. She was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.

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