Doris Day Reminds Us Why She's Awesome

Doris Day is turning 90 years old on April 3rd and the birthday party she's throwing is reminding us all why she is the best. One of the few actresses from that golden age of Hollywood still alive, Day is celebrating her milestone birthday by giving back. A respected animal rights activist, Day has decided that instead of a party celebrating herself, she's going to plan an auction where proceeds will go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation which focuses on everything from horse adoption to spaying and neutering awareness. "I'm all about the four-leggers," she said about why she didn't want a big celebration to honor herself.

The actress worked her way into our hearts years ago with her acting prowess, genuine smile, and stellar singing in movies like Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Now she's making us fall in love with her all over again as she plans this animal-focused birthday bash.

The auction will be the main financial draw for the event, with Day selling autographed memorabilia like a scarf and bag from her own wardrobe. She's also gotten her animal-conscious famous friends on board, like Paul McCartney who donated an autographed "Wings Over America" Deluxe Edition Box Set. Singer Tony Bennett has also donated a couple autographed items of his own.

In addition to the auction, Day is also planning to throw a doggie fashion show, an animal adoption event, and a tribute dinner for fans and friends alike.

For Day to dedicate this momentous occasion to helping animals just goes to show what an awesome lady she is. We hope we're all as cool when we hit 90.

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