Hollywood legend Doris Day has died, aged 97

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Мая 14, 2019

Here is a completely non-definitive list of five standout Doris Day songs.

Her wholesome beauty and ultra-bright smile has been described as standing for a time of innocence in films, a parallel world to her contemporary Marilyn Monroe. Director Norman Jewison, who worked with Day on 1963's The Thrill of It All and Send Me No Flowers, also talked about Doris' surprising view on her obvious good looks.

"My public image is unshakably that of America's wholesome virgin, the girl next door, carefree and brimming with happiness".

Newsweek has put together this guide of Day's hit films, songs and TV shows based on sites Rotten Tomatoes and IMBD that you can stream, rent or buy now.

Doris Day will truly be missed by those who knew her, even if many of us only knew her through her music and her movies.

The chaste screen persona seemed at odds with her private life.

Doris was married four times.

Her first marriage, in 1941, was to Al Jorden, a talented trombonist but a jealous and "psychopathic sadist" who often beat her up, she later recalled. Day's only child, her son Terry Melcher, a musician and music producer, died in 2004.

In 1976, Day married restaurant owner Barry Comden but they also divorced.

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The Hollywood icon died at 1:00 A.M. on Monday at her home in California, her rep tells PEOPLE.

Of German parentage, the actress was born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 3, 1922. She initially balked at it, but the 1955 film became a box-office and critical success. During a long convalescence, she immersed herself in the big-band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and the vocals of Ella Fitzgerald. By then, she had mostly retired from show business. This was the age when musicals transported you into a dreamworld of momentary escape and Doris Day was the wizard of the genre.

"But I never did like it". Listening to the radio while recuperating, she began singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, "trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words".

This is the song that made Day's name, after it became a hit with U.S. soldiers returning home from World War Two. She had her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", with the group, in 1944.

It was in that year that she scored another Top 10 album in the United Kingdom - thus becoming the oldest person ever to do so, with a collection of previously unreleased material.

Day received the the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. "I thought she was handsome".

Day starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, as well as Alfred Hitchock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and That Touch of Mink.

Day turned nearly exclusively to comedies by the late '50s.

Day was one of the biggest box office draws of her era, starring in 39 films from 1948 and 1968. Her final film roles came in 1968, when she starred in Where Were You When The Lights Went Out? and With Six You Get Eggroll.

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