The legendary Hollywood actress will be missed, but her impact on Hollywood and her animal rights activism will live on.
She starred in over 39 films, including "Pillow Talk," throughout the '40s, '50s and '60s.
"I've always said that age is just a number."
It is well known that Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory that would explain everything. He never found it. What is not known is that I too have been searching for a unified theory. Not in physics, of course. I almost flunked that at Andover. No, a unified theory that would explain our lives.
Whatever will be, will be.
Why is it that I, a 21st century American woman, find solace in watching Doris Day movies? When life threatens to overwhelm me, drown me in worry or disappointment or just wear me down with the minutiae, I look to the apparently simple world of an earlier time, drenched in pink and scented with Shalimar (I imagine).
My mother died 12 months ago, so we've experienced a year of birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings without her. I knew the year anniversary was coming and naively anticipated that its passing would mysteriously make everything all better. I was wrong.
After five hours of uninterrupted farmland, the sight of Bernardus Lodge & Spa in the beautiful wine country of Carmel Valley felt like a continent away from the bustle of Los Angeles. In the evening, the crisp air comes alive with the smell of a wood fire.
It was the first time that I didn't think about having -- or not having -- a drink. I lost myself in the joy of that matinee performance and the exuberance of the performers who were happy to be alive despite -- or because of -- the years of baggage behind them.
Maybe YOU are someone else's role model and you don't even know it, and maybe never will know it. All the more reason you should be out and proud -- and your own role model.
Hudson passed away at the age of 59, on October 2, 1985, less than three months after the announcement, in his Beverly Hills
Day ended her film career in 1968 and focused on television, starring in "The Doris Day Show" until 1973. In 1975 she announced
But Day's impeccably tailored suits, elegant evening gowns and pastel nightgowns make today's style seem so lackluster. And