Although she retired in 1973, the actress is as popular as ever.??Would you believe I?m still offered scripts and projects all the time?” Doris tells?Closer?in the exclusive interview at her?cliffside estate in beautiful Carmel, CA. “Every once in a while I think about working again, but they don?t make the kind of movies I made anymore! It?s a different world.?
But that doesn?t mean Doris has been kicking back and taking it easy in recent years. ?My days are busy responding to the huge volume of mail I receive,? she tells?Closer. ?I?m still floored by all the beautiful, heartwarming letters from people all over the world, telling me that my work somehow touched their lives.?
At 90-years-old, Doris tells?Closer?that she?s still going strong!??Oh, I have my little aches and pains now and then, like everyone. But I?ve truly been blessed with good health,? Doris tells the mag. ?I love to be outside, walking along the beach or working in my garden. Those things are all quite enjoyable for me. I have everything I could ever want right here in Carmel!?
For her 90th?birthday plans,?Doris tells?Closer?she?ll hold a ?doggie fashion show to showcase local rescues that need homes? on April 3rd?at the Cypress Inn, the pet-friendly hotel she owns in Carmel, Calif.??I wonder if there are even that many candles in Carmel!? Doris jokes with the mag.
But in characteristic style, the superstar refused to make this event all about herself insisting it also be a fundraiser for her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. ?I?ve never been a fan of celebrating my own birthdays,? she tells the mag adding that??helping animals?has been a lifelong?passion.?They give us?unconditional love?and ask very little in?return.?
?All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood,? she jokes with the mag. ?It was a great trip. I?ve had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I?m happy!?