By: Renee Grant
Retired actress Doris Day made an interesting discovery for her 93rd birthday… she’s actually 95 years old.
The icon learned of her true age when a new copy of her birth certificate surfaced over the weekend from Ohio’s Office of Vital Statistics. Day, who was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, was actually born on April 3, 1922.
“I’ve always said that age is just a number,” Day said in a statement about the news on Sunday. “I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!”
“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,” Day’s spokesman Charley Cullen Walters said.
“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.”
Day enjoyed a long and successful career that began in 1948 with her role in the film Romance on the High Seas, which lead to a string of starring roles in romantic comedies throughout the 50’s and 60’s. She also enjoyed pop success with hits including Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera) and Secret Love.
Happy 95th birthday, Miss Day!