Political world mourns death of Doris Day
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Political figures are mourning the death of actress and singer Doris Day, calling the legendary Hollywood performer an "American icon."

The star of "The Pajama Game" in 1957 and 1959's "Pillow Talk" died Monday at 97, according to her eponymous animal foundation.


The "Que Sera Sera" singer, a longtime animal rights activist, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 by then-President George W. Bush.

Day also played opposite Ronald Reagan, an actor before entering politics, in the 1952 film, "The Winning Team." She wrote in an autobiography that she had a brief fling with Reagan while filming the movie.

Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerAirports already have plenty of infrastructure funding Climate protesters glue themselves to Capitol doors, confront lawmakers Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-Ore.) noted Day's animal advocacy work as he honored the entertainer on Twitter:

Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonWilliamson unveils plan to create Cabinet-level Department of Peace Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates Marianne Williamson says she will remove Oval Office portrait of Andrew Jackson if elected MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, also lamented Day's death, writing:

And Rep. Jimmy PanettaJames Varni PanettaOvernight Energy: Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters | Carbon tax shows new signs of life | Greens fuming at Trump plans for development at Bears Ears monument Carbon tax shows new signs of life in Congress Lawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei MORE (D-Calif.), who represented Day, said the entertainer's neighbors on California's Central Coast would miss her "joyful spirit and love of animals."

--This report was updated at 12:23 p.m.