Doris Day (born April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist.
Day's entertainment career began in her late teens as a big band singer. In 1945 she had her first hit recording , "Sentimental Journey", and, in 1948, appeared in her first film,'' Romance on the High Seas''. During her entertainment career, she has appeared in thirty-nine films, recorded more than six-hundred-fifty songs, received an Academy Award nomination, won a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award, and, in 1989, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.
As of 2009, Day was the top-ranking female box office star of all time and ranked sixth among the top ten box office performers (male and female).