Doris Day’s Birthday Mystery: How Did the 95-Year-Old Icon Think She Was Two Years Younger?
Age is just a number — but sometimes it’s the wrong one.
Hollywood icon Doris Day was all set to celebrate her 93rd birthday on Monday until the Associated Press dug up her birth certificate and discovered her birth year was 1922, not 1924 as she long believed, revealing her to actually be turning 95.
“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!” the actress said in a statement Sunday.
But how did the legendary star’s age mix-up begin?
“There has long been speculation and rumors about Doris’ age and we get this question a lot, looks like we finally have the answer,” Day’s spokesman, Charley Cullen Walters, told the outlet. “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.”
“Doris has never been…