The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

If I were to ask you to a name an actor or two that you loved seeing in a movie, you could probably name some off the top of your head. If you were to think back far enough, you would come to the age of the silver screen, you would have to think about Doris Day. She is one of the most celebrated cel
If I were to ask you to a name an actor or two that you loved seeing in a movie, you could probably name some off the top of your head. If you were to think back far enough, you would come to the age of the silverscreen, you would have to think about Doris Day. She is one of the most celebrated celebrities of her time.

Back in the day, she had a very loyal following of devoted fans. They did all they could to ensure she got the recognition she deserved but her acting skills also played into her success. Even though many years have passed, he fans are just as loyal as they ever were. That is especially true now that she has reached her 97th birthday. As her fans are making the pilgrimage to her home in Carmel, California, things are really looking great for the ‘girl next door’.
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

Things will kick off with a celebration in her honor. She shared a portrate that showed she is just as beautiful now as she was back then.

Everyone at the celebration was then treated to a screening of Pillow Talk. It was a romantic comedy she did with Rock Hudson back in 1959.
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

Although Day did not come to the event, she shared her sentiments with those who did. They said: “I was oored to hear about all the activities happening over the weekend! I’m so touched and grateful to my pals who donated their time and talents and the wonderful fans from all over the world who made the trip just for my birthday.”
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

She concludes: “Their love and support to help us raise money for the precious four-ledgers means more to me than I can say.” Since stopping acting, she has lived in Carmel for the past 4 decades. She also devoted her life to animal welfare and founded the animal foundation in 1978.
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

If you are interested in knowing how she plans on celebrating her birthday, it was revealed that she will enjoy her favorite sweet treat Edy’s slow churned chocolate fudge ice cream. Her business manager, Bob Bashara said: “Doris will be spending a quiet birthday at home again this year surrounded by a few close friends. She always gets lots of phone calls wishing her happy birthday. And, in the evening, she’ll enjoy a special birthday dinner followed by cake and ice cream.”
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

The benet in her honor took place at the Cypress Inn. A Pillow Talk cocktail followed. Another screening was to be held at the Carmel High School Center for Performing Arts, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz.
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

Rich Little Kate and Peter Marshall, host of Hollywood Squares held a live Q and A. An aution was also to be held for a signed script of Pillow Talk.

Little was going to put on a performance with pianist Michael Feinstein and a section auction would follow. That auction would inclue artwork that Tony Bennett signed. All proceeds would benet the Animal Foundation.
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

They had the following to say about the festivities: “I am so thrilled to have Michael Feinstein performing this year at the fundraiser for my animal foundation. So many of my friends and co-stars will be joining him for the weekend activities and it’s all to help the precious fourleggers.” According to The Mercury News, the director of communications for the Doris Day Animal Foundation, Lea Price said of the actress, “Her movies have lasted the test of time. She exudes that positive energy that everybody loves to be associated with.”
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing

Marshall, who is 93 years old, attended the event with his wife and the family dog. “I’ve been really excited to be part and parcel of this for a long time.” Scott Dreier also had a lot to say about the celebrity. “Whether it was dancing with Gene Nelson, comedy with Rock Hudson or doing serious scenes with Jimmy Stewart, everything she did was so real. She always lets you in.”
The "Girl Next Door", Doris Day, Is 97 This Year And She Still Looks Amazing