Like most people, Doris Day likes to stay home and watch movies — but not all of us can watch our own films!
Doris and her dear friend Bob Bashara spent the evening of March 16 watching her 1953 film, 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon,' about a small-town family in which Doris played daughter Marjorie, together at her home in California.
Doris in January 1955. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“She hadn’t seen it in years,” Bob tells 'Closer.' “She was remembering everything about it — how the people in the movie were just like family. She said she could almost be there right now, the way she was recalling it.”
That night, Doris, who is still as sharp and full of life as she was during her Hollywood heyday as America’s Sweetheart, made plans with her friend for her upcoming birthday. She turns 91 on April 3.
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The star, however, is not very keen on making a big deal of her big day. “I’ve never been a fan of celebrating my birthday,” she confides to 'Closer.' “The best thing is looking back at all the great memories, people and animals I’ve had the chance to befriend and experience through all these years.”
Doris with beloved dog in 1985. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
So while there will be a public event at the Cypress Inn, which she co-owns, in her hometown of Carmel, Calif., Doris plans on celebrating with a few friends at the estate she’s owned since the late 1970s.
Doris and her pals will enjoy a birthday meal and a bit of wine. “She likes to have a glass of red wine with dinner,” Bob says. “Her doctor told her it was good for her.” For dessert, they’ll enjoy a chocolate cake and ice cream in her sun room.
And of course, Doris’ beloved dogs will be in attendance. “She has four — they’ll wander around,” Bob says with a laugh.
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