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 BlumenauerWHIP LIST: Democrats who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump Top House Dem calls to launch impeachment inquiry if McGahn skips testimony Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order to protect US networks from Chinese tech | Huawei downplays order | Trump declines to join effort against online extremism | Facebook restricts livestreaming | FCC proposes new tool against robocalls MORE (D-Ore.) noted Day's animal advocacy work as he honored the entertainer on Twitter:

Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonDNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery Biden retains large lead over Sanders, other 2020 Dems in new Hill-HarrisX poll Anita Hill: Female 2020 Democrats 'not being taken seriously' MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, also lamented Day's death, writing:

And Rep. Jimmy PanettaJames Varni PanettaPolitical world mourns death of Doris Day Lawmakers pressed to fix tax law glitch Dems set to debate Trump impeachment in post-Mueller era 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.