Doris Day turns 95-years-old today, which may come as a surprise to most fans who were ready to celebrate the star’s 93rd birthday. Where did those two years go? Day, born Doris May Kappelhoff, was actually born on April 3rd, 1922 not 1924 as even the star herself had believed.
After searching through Ohio’s Office of Vital Statistics, the Associated Press found Day’s long lost birth certificate. Day was delighted by the news. “I’ve always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!” Day said in a press release late last night.
The Hollywood icon is most well known for her classic films Pillow Talk, Calamity jane, The Pajama Game, and Move Over Darling said is excited that she’s still younger than close friend and fellow actress Betty White who turned 95 in January.
Charley Cullen Walters, Day’s spokesperson, explained the missing two years to the press “There has long been speculation and rumors about Doris’s age and we get this question a lot; looks like we finally have the answer. The story I have heard the most is that at one point Doris was up for a role when quite young and her age may have been miswritten on the audition form. We don’t know if that’s correct, but if so it could’ve simply stuck for all these years.”
Like most birthdays, Day prefers to focus the spotlight on her non-profit animal welfare charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
The video below shows her celebrating a past birthday with friends in a rare public appearance for her 90th (technically 92nd) birthday.
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