Hollywood Pays Tribute to Doris Day

Sarah Jessica Parker, Stella McCartney, William Shatner, Katie Couric, Seth MacFarlane and more took to social media on Monday to remember the late actress.

Hollywood stars and public figures took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to Doris Day. The singer and actress died on Monday at her Carmel Valley, California home. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced her death in a news release. She "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," it said.

Day was known for playing optimistic, innocent and fresh-faced characters in over a dozen movies.

She was often associated with the song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," the Academy Award-winning tune she first performed in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). The actress later received her only Oscar nomination for her role in Pillow Talk (1959).

Day's other film credits include Lover Come Back (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), the 1963 films The Thrill of It All and Move Over, Darling and Send Me No Flowers (1964).

Designer Stella McCartney took to Twitter to share a photo of herself with Day. "The one, the only, the woman who inspired so much of what I do... Doris Day I love you, my calamity Jane," she captioned the photo. "An iconic woman who I was hugely honoured to meet and share precious moments with. Rest in peace."

William Shatner remembered Day as "the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all" in a tweet.

Katie Couric also remembered Day on Twitter. The journalist wrote that the late actress was "one of a kind." The post included a clip of Day performing "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."

Sarah Jessica Parker paid tribute to the actress by posting a number of photos of Day on her Instagram account. "Oh Ms. Day, A Cincinnati girl just like me. How many letters I drafted to you and didn't send," she wrote. "I could never get it right but they all said the same thing, I love you. Millions did and do. Godspeed."

Seth MacFarlane also remembered Day on Twitter. "We’ve lost another great Hollywood talent. Take a minute to appreciate the legendary Doris Day," he tweeted, which was accompanied by a video of Day performing "Shaking the Blues Away" in Love Me or Leave Me.

Carl Reiner tweeted that he was "saddened" to hear the news of Day's passing. He wrote The Thrill Of It All, which Day starred in. "Just a week ago, I contacted her and welcomed her to the 97 Year Actor's Club," he shared.

Paul McCartney wrote in a statement that he was "so sad to hear" of Day's death.

"She was a true star in more ways than one," he added. "I had the privilege of hanging out with her on a few occasions. Visiting her in her Californian home was like going to an animal sanctuary where her many dogs were taken care of in splendid style. She had a heart of gold and was a very funny lady who I shared many laughs with. Her films like Calamity Jane, Move Over, Darling and many others were all incredible and her acting and singing always hit the mark. I will miss her but will always remember her twinkling smile and infectious laugh as well as the many great songs and movies she gave us. God bless Doris."

Read on to see what other Hollywood stars had to say about Day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Throughout my career, I always dreamed of being a modern day Doris Day Thank you for being a role model.

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