While her upcoming 92nd birthday on April 3 is a cause for celebration for her many fans, screen and song legend Doris Day plans to spend the day quietly surrounded by a few close friends and her beloved pets at her longtime home in Carmel, California. In her honor, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has organized a celebration called “Doris and Me” on April 2 at the Cypress Inn in Carmel. Although Day surprised friends and fans two years ago by unexpectedly attending her 90th birthday party, her first public appearance in nearly two decades, it’s unlikely she’ll attend this year.
The party will feature performer Scott Dreier, who will sing some of Day’s greatest hits, along with Bernie Kopell from The Love Boat, who also costarred with the actress on The Doris Day Show. Brian Nash and Kym Karath, who played Day’s children in her 1963 comedy The Thrill of It All, are also expected to be at the party.
Day, who’s in good health, spends her days taking long walks in the garden, tending to her dogs and occasionally surprising fans by making an appearance on her terrace, which overlooks the Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel. As she told PEOPLE two years ago, she enjoys occasionally indulging in a glass of wine (“Just one glass”) and her favorite – ice cream
“I feel young and I enjoy good and healthy things,” she told PEOPLE in 2014.
“She’s in remarkably good health,” says her manager Bob Bashara. “She’s in good spirits, and she’s remarkably resilient.”
Story by Liz McNeil People Magazine