Newspapers overseas are publishing rumors of Doris Day returning to film after nearly a half-century with her pal, Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood. But her publicity team tells Deadline exclusively that it’s not true. The 93-year-old actress hasn’t appeared on film since 1968, when she starred opposite Brian Keith in the comedy With Six You Get Eggroll.
According to Charley Walters from Day’s publicity team: “While Doris always appreciates hearing from her fans, the rumors about her returning to the big screen are not true. She adores her longtime friend Clint Eastwood, but Doris’ recent and current focus remains on her Doris Day Animal Foundation, which continues to help animals and the people who love them.” She used her celebrity to start the grant-giving charity in 1978 to help the animal welfare community.
As far as anyone can tell, the rumor began in a German tabloid and then was picked up and circulated throughout Europe and on the Internet. The blond beauty started out as a singer before becoming a film star in the 1950s with her comedy cohorts Rock Hudson and James Garner.