by Faith Auslund
Posted 5/13/19, 11:41 am
Actress and singer Doris Day died Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif., after a bout of pneumonia. She was 97. Day was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She dreamed of being a dancer, but an automobile accident shattered her right leg and destroyed her accelerating dancing career. While confined to a couch or bed during her yearlong recovery, she first heard Ella Fitzgerald’s voice rolling over the airwaves. Day discovered a talent and passion for singing that encouraged her to pursue music.