Although Hollywood is painfully short of screen legends, Doris Day remains the real thing. Once one of the most popular actresses and singers of the 1950s and 1960s, Day's name on a film almost guaranteed its success. Yet, she's lived a tumultuous and often tragic life - developments that led her to walk away from the entertainment industry in the late 1960s. Since then, she's lived alone and has studiously avoided the spotlight. She also supposedly has turned down an offer from the Academy to grant her an honorary Oscar. Instead, she spends her time completely devoted to her life's mission: caring for animals. For more on Miss Day's activities in recent days, click here (For a review of Tom Santopietro's book Considering Doris Day click here.) See Cinema Retro issues #10 and #11 for Tom's tribute to Miss Day's career.