What were Doris Day's most iconic songs, what were her biggest films and can I watch them on Netflix?

FILM legend Doris Day has died aged 97 – but what were her most iconic songs, and can we watch her films on Netflix.

Here's our lowdown on the American actress…

What were Doris Day's most iconic songs?

Doris Day had dozens of hit records, most notably 'Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)' from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

It became her theme song, even though she had initially been reluctant to record it.

Her first musical hit was the 1945 smash, "Sentimental Journey," when she was barely in her 20s. Among the other songs she made famous were "Everybody Loves a Lover," ''Secret Love," and "It's Magic," a song from "Romance on the High Seas," her first film.

Critic Gary Giddins called her "the coolest and sexiest female singer of slow-ballads in movie history."

After retiring from performing, Day worked mainly with the Doris Day Animal Foundation, helping abused animals.

Her home in Carmel was usually full of dogs and cats, mostly adopted strays.

She stayed away from entertainment circles for more than 20 years after accepting a lifetime achievement honour from Golden Globe organisers in 1989 but released a CD in 2011.

Proceeds from the recording went to her animal foundation.

What were her biggest films?

Doris Day's movie debut, "Romance on the High Seas" in 1948, was a hit, at least in part because of Day and the Oscar-nominated song she sang in it, "It's Magic."

A series of musicals followed with Day often playing a singer trying to break into the entertainment world: "My Dream Is Yours" in 1949, "It's a Great Feeling" in 1949 and "Tea for Two" in 1950.

In 1953, she landed the title role of "Calamity Jane," and success continued in 1955 as she teamed with Frank Sinatra for the musical "Young at Heart" and with James Cagney for the drama "Love Me or Leave Me."

She expanded her range again in Alfred Hitchcock's remake of his own "The Man Who Knew Too Much," which co-starred Jimmy Stewart.

Day returned to light comedy in 1957 with "The Pajama Game" and two years later first joined forces with Hudson for "Pillow Talk," her most popular movie and the one that earned her an Oscar nomination.

She and Hudson made some of the most popular – and profitable – movies of the early 1960s, including "Lover Come Back," "Move Over Darling" and "Send Me No Flowers."

Her shiny girl-next-door image was built on a series of innocent romantic comedies, including "That Touch of Mink" and "The Thrill of It All."

Day's last film was "With Six You Get Eggroll," a 1968 comedy about a widow and a widower and the problems they have when blending their families.

With movies trending for more explicit sex, she turned to television to boost her finances.

"The Doris Day Show" was a moderate success in its 1966-1973 run on CBS.

Can I watch them on Netflix?

Depending on your location, some of Doris Day's films will be on Netflix.

UK viewers will be able to watch Some Like It Hot, but there aren't many others there.

But the majority of her films are inaccessible for Brits as Netflix doesn't upload many classic films.

Among the hits that aren't up are The Man Who Knew Too Much and That Touch of Mink.

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