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Only on AP: Birthday surprise for Doris Day: She's really 95

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/2/2017 By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1989 file photo, Clint Eastwood poses with Doris Day at the 46th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Eastwood won a Golden Globe for motion picture directing for his work on "Bird," and Day was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contribution to the film industry. The film and recording star Day is marking her birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1989 file photo, Clint Eastwood poses with Doris Day at the 46th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Eastwood won a Golden Globe for motion picture directing for his work on "Bird," and Day was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contribution to the film industry. The film and recording star Day is marking her birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To Doris Day's many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced charmer who starred in "Pillow Talk" and "Move Over Darling" is ageless.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1976 file photo, actress and singer Doris Day sits cross legged while she answers newsmen's questions in New York, during an interview on the new book "Doris Day: Her Own Story," written by A.E. Hotchner. The film and recording star Day is marking her birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1976 file photo, actress and singer Doris Day sits cross legged while she answers newsmen's questions in New York, during an interview on the new book "Doris Day: Her Own Story," written by A.E. Hotchner. The film and recording star Day is marking her birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo, File)

But Day turns 95 on Monday — a surprise to even the star herself, who has long pegged her age to a 1924 birthdate that would make her 93.

FILE - In this April 4, 1960 file photo, Doris Day, a best actress of the year nominee for her role in "Pillow Talk," and her producer husband Marty Melcher, arrive for the annual Academy Award Oscar presentations at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. The film and recording star Day is marking her 95th birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 4, 1960 file photo, Doris Day, a best actress of the year nominee for her role in "Pillow Talk," and her producer husband Marty Melcher, arrive for the annual Academy Award Oscar presentations at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. The film and recording star Day is marking her 95th birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo, File)

A copy of Day's birth certificate, obtained by The Associated Press from Ohio's Office of Vital Statistics, settles the issue: she was born in Cincinnati on April 3, 1922, making her 95.

FILE - In this July 12, 1962 file photo, actress Doris Day and actor Cary Grant, standing in the dugout, pose with New York Yankees players, from left, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra before the Yankees-Dodgers game in Los Angeles. The players appeared in the movie "A Touch of Mink" with Day and Grant. Film and recording star Day is marking her 95th birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo/Ed Widdis, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 12, 1962 file photo, actress Doris Day and actor Cary Grant, standing in the dugout, pose with New York Yankees players, from left, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra before the Yankees-Dodgers game in Los Angeles. The players appeared in the movie "A Touch of Mink" with Day and Grant. Film and recording star Day is marking her 95th birthday Monday, April 3, 2017, with a social media campaign to highlight her love of animals. (AP Photo/Ed Widdis, File)

In a statement Sunday, Day said she's never paid much attention to birthdays but added, "It's great to finally know how old I really am!"

She's celebrating her now milestone birthday the way she always does, asking support for her favorite cause, animal welfare.

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