Doris Day Now a Hermit Called Clara

Lives in isolation, collecting stray animals
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2008 8:00 AM CDT
Doris Day poses for the cameras in 1989.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – This is one legend who isn’t shopping a comeback. At 84, Hollywood icon Doris Day has changed her name to Clara Kappelhoff—her birth surname—and lives in obscurity in rural California where she spends her days rounding up stray animals to take back to her 11-acre fortress-like ranch, the Daily Mail reports.

The Calamity Jane actress’ isolation has worsened since the death of her only son in 2004, with the legend refusing to accept her lifetime achievement Grammy earlier this year.