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In Memoriam: 3 Doris Day Movies Every Film Buff Must See!

Published: 05-15-2019
by Jenna Minnig
Hollywood icon Doris Day passed away this week at the age of 97.
For those who didn’t know, Day’s work shaped Hollywood as we know it today. She truly embodied everything it meant to be a woman in the 1950s and '60s. As both an actress and a singer, she proved that women could do anything they set their minds to. That mindset is clearly still prevalent today, with women taking more and more roles in big blockbuster films. To honor Doris Day, here are some examples of her iconic work!
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
An Alfred Hitchcock film, Doris Day starred in this with James Stewart. There’s no way someone could remember this movie without remembering this song, “Que Sera, Sera”.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
This is a very fitting movie for Day to star in, as it focuses on her character climbing the ladder to the top of the entertainment industry. She stars in it with James Cagney. Another classic of Day’s, this is her performing “Shaking the Blues Away”.
Young At Heart (1955)
Quite possibly one of Doris Day’s most popular roles, she stars in “Young At Heart” with the legendary Frank Sinatra. The two’s chemistry is undeniable in this film, but that goes without saying.
There’s no doubt Doris Day will be missed, but her work and place in Hollywood will never be forgotten!
- Jenna Minnig, YH Contributing Writer