Doris Day Dies: Best Films, Songs and TV Shows You Can Stream Now

Doris Day, known for her vocals in musicals such as Calamity Jane and acting in Caprice, died Monday. She was 97 years old.

According to the Associated Press, the actress and singer was confirmed to have died surrounded by close friends. In an emailed statement, the Doris Day Animal Foundation said that Day had recently contracted pneumonia, "resulting in her death."

Day was famous for quotes such as "If I can do it, you can do it. Anybody can." You can read more of her quotes on Newsweek: Remembering Doris Day in Quotes: 'If I Can Do It, You Can Do It, Anybody Can.'

Day had recently celebrated her 97th birthday, reportedly spending it with close friends. Her business manager Bob Bashara told People magazine that she always got "loads of phone calls" sending her birthday wishes, and would "enjoy a special birthday dinner" with cake and ice cream.

Newsweek put together a guide of Day's hit films, songs and TV shows, based on Rotten Tomatoes and IMBD, that you can stream, rent or buy now.

Who Was Doris Day?

Born on April 3, 1922, in Ohio, her real name was Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, according to Growing up, she gravitated toward singing and had her first hit, "Sentimental Journey," in 1945, which was co-written by Les Brown and recorded with his band. She had her second hit with "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" and then signed a contract with Columbia Records, going solo, in 1947.

"She was every bandleader's dream, a vocalist who had natural talent, a keen regard for the lyrics and an attractive appearance," Les Brown had said, according to

Day's first film was Romance on the High Seas in 1948, which led to her signing a contract with Warner Bros. She starred in Tea for Two and Lullaby of Broadway (1951); one of her best-known films, the musical Calamity Jane, was made in 1953.

In 1956, Day starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, which was also famous for the song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," which was later recorded for Columbia. She also starred in Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson in 1959, marking its 60th anniversary this year.

Her last film was Caprice in 1967; she left Hollywood after that.

Doris Day Films, Songs and TV Shows To Watch Today

Doris Day Films

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Scoring 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this Hitchcock film is actually a remake of his original film, made in 1939. The plot follows American tourists witnessing a street killing of a Frenchman. The victim whispers to James Stewart's character, causing his own family to be at risk. You can buy or rent it on Apple TV.

Young at Heart: This film follows the lives and loves of three sisters in a musical family. It scored 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. You can rent or buy it on Amazon Prime.

Romance on the High Seas:A comedy that could have been written by William Shakespeare, the female lead cancels her cruise when she suspects her husband is commiting adultery. Her friend goes in her place, which complicates matters as she is being watched by a private detective who is hired by the supposedly cheating husband who also suspects his wife is unfaithful. It scored 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and you can rent or buy it on YouTube.

Pillow Talk: Before her 97th birthday, Day gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter where she talked about this film, musing over how much she missed co-star Rock Hudson.

Doris Day Songs

Que Sera Sera:Probably one of Day's famous songs, it's available on Spotify.

Two for Tea: A personal favorite of mine as it's all my grandparents used to sing, this song is from Day's film of the same name. It can be streamed on Spotify or bought on Google Play.

Doris Day TV Shows

The Doris Day Show: According to, this sitcom was broadcast on CBS from September 1968 until March 1973. It can be streamed on Amazon Prime.