Published On: Mon, May 13th, 2019

Doris Day dead: Net worth of Calamity Jane actress revealed on her death


Doris Day was an American actress, singer and more recently an animal rights activist known for starring in a number of musicals. Her death was sadly announced today.

The star began her career back in 1939 working as a singer and soon went on to have her own record deal and work as an actress.

She took starring roles in classic musicals such as Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk and Love me or Leave Me.

Through her acting and singing work, the star managed to build up an impressive fortune.

Doris Day net worth

Doris was worth £153 million ($199 million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Working as a singer, Doris began singing with Les Brown & His Band of Renown from 1939.

She soon went solo and signed her own deal with Columbia Records and the actress incredibly had over 650 recordings from 1947 to 1967.

As well as her work as a singer, Doris showed off her talents as an actress and took her first role in Romance on the High Seas.

During her long career, she went on to star in 39 feature films, including Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Love Me or Leave Me.

Doris would often showcase her singing abilities in her roles and starred in a number of musicals, including Calamity Jane and she also starred across from Frank Sinatra in Young at Heart.

In 1956, Doris starred in The Man Who Knew Too Much, which took £8.6 million at the box office.

She had her highest grossing film in 1962, and took in an eye-watering £13.5 million for That Touch of Mink.

This success was almost matched in 1968, and the box office made £11.2 million for With Six You Get Eggroll.

As she grew in popularity, Doris was given her own programme, The Doris Day Show, which ran from 1968 to 1973.

In 1971, Doris turned her attention towards charity and became involved with animal welfare.

She co-founded “Actors and Others for Animals” and eventually went on to start the Doris Day Animal Foundation and the Doris Day Animal League.

The star released 31 albums and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Doris was also presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2004.



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