Age is just a number: Doris Day turns 95 two years earlier than planned

Pillow Talk star had thought her 93 rd birthday was imminent but account rises showing she was born in 1922 , not 1924

Doris Day turns 95 on Monday something that came as a surprise even to her, as she had until this weekend believed herself to be about to turn 93.

The former movie star have all along pegged her age to a 1924 birth date but a print of her birth certification, obtained from Ohios Office of Vital Statistics, decides the questions.

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, her pre-fame identify, was born on 3 April 1922. Her mothers were Alma and William Kappelhoff of Cincinnati.

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Doris Mary Kappelhoffs birth certification, provided by the State of Ohio Office of Vital Statistics. Photograph: AP

Ive always said that age is just a number, Day said in a statement on Sunday. I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but its great to eventually know how old I truly am!

The star of Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, The Pajama Game and Move Over Darling is in excellent corporation: Hollywood mainstays Betty White, a close friend, and Carl Reiner will also move 95 this year.

There have so far been supposition and rumours about Doriss age and we get this issue a lot; consider this to be we finally have the answer, announced Days spokesman, Charley Cullen Walters.

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 well be miswritten on the audition form. We dont know if thats correct, but if so it couldve simply stuck for all these years.

Day and White, Walters announced, have all along been joked about White being two years older. White was born in January 1922. Now we know that they are actually merely a couple months apart, Walters announced.

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Doris Day and James Garner in 1963 s Move Over Darling. Photograph: 20 th Century Fox/ Sportsphoto Ltd ./ Allstar

On previous birthdays, Day has said she does not am worried about her age but “d rather” use the occasion to highlight her favourite cause: animal welfare.

In 1978, the starring founded the not-for-profit Doris Day Animal Foundation to support grants to projects that save, care for and protect animals. Day, who lives in Carmel, California, has effectively parlayed her fame for her mission.

Day, who started out as a big-band singer, shaped her movie debut in 1948 with Intrigue on the High Seas, before starring in a string of smash-hit 1950 s and 60 s romantic slapsticks. She remained a pop star as well, with smashes including Whatever Is likely to be Is likely to be( Que Sera) and Secret Love.

Pillow Talk deserved her an Oscar nomination and she won critical acclaim for dramatic transforms in Midnight Lace and Love Me or Leave Me, but Oscar gold, including the lifetime achievement award her vocation justifies, has not arrived.

Day, who formerly rejected her goody two shoes image as so boring, isnt inevitably predictable. Walters said she has been offered the honorary awarding several times and politely declined.

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