Doris Day is planning her 90th birthday bash, but the gifts people give will go to the animals she loves to serve. Animals have long been the actress and singer's most cherished cause, and the Doris Day Animal Foundation will be the recipients of her birthday fundraising celebration.
A sold-out event celebrating Day's 90th birthday will take place at Day's Cypress Inn and will even include a doggie fashion show. There will be an adoption event held as well, and a tribute dinner will take place for fans and friends. Auction items at the event will include memorabilia autographed by Doris Day as well as some of her celebrity friends including Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett. Fans can bid on items both at the event and online. Online bidding ends on April 1st.
Doris Day issued a statement about her birthday bash, saying she doesn't care all that much about birthday cards or birthday gifts, and that she much preferred the animals get the gifts instead.
"I'm all about the four-leggers," she said.
Doris Day is known for her roles in more than three dozen films from the 1940s to the 1960s, including Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk. One of her best loved hit songs was Que Sera, Sera. She released the compilation album called My Heart in 2011.
Ever since Day left show business she has devoted all of her energy to helping animals in need. She has served to raise money as well as educate those about properly caring for their pets.
"There is so much work still to do to rescue animals, and to inform people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets," she said as part of her statement.
It's hard to believe that Doris Day will soon be 90 years old. She graced the big screen and the music world for decades and now animals reap the benefit of her big heart.
Happy birthday wishes will no doubt arrive from all around the world on April 3rd.
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