Doris Day was a actress and singer, and is now an animal rights activist since
her retirement from show business in 1987. Her entertainment career began
in the 1940s as a big band singer. In 1945 she had her first hit recording,
"Sentimental Journey". In 1948, she appeared in her first film, Romance on the
High Seas. During her entertainment career, she appeared in 39 films, recorded
more than 650 songs, received an Academy Award nomination, won a Golden
Globe and a Grammy Award, and, in 1989, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award
for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.