Doris Day’s 93rd Birthday Cake Just Got Two More Candles: She’s Actually 95

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While Hollywood is full of actors who would be happy if casting agents (or IMDb) forgot their age, it’s rare to find one who actually can’t remember their birth year. Yet that is exactly what happened to living legend Doris Day. Just ahead of her April 3 birthday, the actress learned that she was born in 1922, and not, as she previously believed, 1924. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Associated Press was able to confirm the date through a copy of Day’s birth certificate obtained through Ohio’s Office of Vital Statistics. “I’ve always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!” Day said in a statement. A spokesman for Day chalked the error up to a mistake made in Day’s early career that happened “to stick.” The nonagenarian broke into the entertainment industry as a big band singer, but she is most famous for her movie roles in Pillow Talk, Midnight Lace, and Love Me or Leave Me. Now that she knows that she’s 95, she can stop teasing her good friend Betty White for being older — White turned 95 in January.

Doris Day’s Birthday Present Was Learning Her Real Age: 95