Legendary American actress and singer Doris Day dies aged 97

Actress Doris Day is seen in a screen shot from the film

Hollywood legend Doris Day - whose career spanned over 80 years - has passed away just a month after turning 97, her animal welfare foundation, announced on Monday.

She was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia", the foundation says in an emailed statement.

Day celebrated her 97th birthday on just ten days ago on April 3. She began her professional singing career at the young age of 15. In that film, she sang "Que Será, Será", which became one of her signature songs - and which was used as the theme for her TV series The Doris Day Show, which ran from 1968 to 1973. 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.

Day scored her first hit recording with Sentimental Journey in 1945, becoming the world's highest-paid female singer in 1946. Her last marriage was to Barry Comden and lasted from 1976 to 1981. Day received an Academy Award Best Actress nomination for the latter film.

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She had one child, music producer Terry Melcher by her third husband, but he sadly died from melanoma in 2004.

Doris Day Animal Foundation said on its website.

However, she did receive a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in February 2008 and in her absence, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole were on hand for the tribute, accepting the honour on Doris' behalf.

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