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The prized possessions of actress and singer Doris Day have sold for $3million

An auction of late actress Doris Day’s four Golden Globe awards and other items from her life generated nearly $3 million over the weekend, far outpacing original estimates, Julien’s Auctions said on Sunday. 

The proceeds far outpaced original estimates, Julien’s Auctions said on Sunday.

Top-selling items in the live online auction included a classic 1930 Ford convertible that was seen in the opening of Day’s 1980s talk show ‘Doris Day’s Best Friends’. 

Cover artwork which was part of the film memorabilia, artwork and jewellery belonging to the late Hollywood star Doris Day that went under the hammer

Cover artwork which was part of the film memorabilia, artwork and jewellery belonging to the late Hollywood star Doris Day that went under the hammer 

A 1930 Ford convertible - part of the film memorabilia, artwork and jewellery belonging to the late Hollywood star Doris Day which went up for auction

A 1930 Ford convertible – part of the film memorabilia, artwork and jewellery belonging to the late Hollywood star Doris Day which went up for auction 

A red lacquer Young Chang upright piano. All proceeds from the sale of more than 1,100 items will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation that the singer and actress founded in 1978

A red lacquer Young Chang upright piano. All proceeds from the sale of more than 1,100 items will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation that the singer and actress founded in 1978

The car sold for $96,000. A Golden Globe award she received in 1962 went for $25,600.

All proceeds from the sale of more than 1,100 items will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation that the singer and actress founded in 1978. 

Julien’s Auctions had estimated the sale would bring in between $300,000 and $600,000.

The auction featured Day's piano, gowns, furniture and dozens of artifacts reflecting her passion for animals

A vintage slag glass floor lamp

The auction featured Day’s piano, gowns, furniture and dozens of artifacts reflecting her passion for animals (left) including numerous ceramic dogs, birds, decorative pigs and pictures of giraffes and other critters that adorned her rustic home. Right, a vintage slag glass floor lamp 

A brass embossed elephant jardiniere, one of the 1,100 items that were sold at the auction. The planter decorated with brass elephants that was a gift from friend and actor Rock Hudson sold for $15,625, as did a 14-karat gold poodle charm bracelet

A brass embossed elephant jardiniere, one of the 1,100 items that were sold at the auction. The planter decorated with brass elephants that was a gift from friend and actor Rock Hudson sold for $15,625, as did a 14-karat gold poodle charm bracelet








Day, the cheery, girl next door who was one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, died in May 2019 at the age of 97 in the Carmel, California, home she had made her refuge from Hollywood.

The auction featured Day’s piano, gowns, furniture and dozens of artifacts reflecting her passion for animals including numerous ceramic dogs, birds, decorative pigs and pictures of giraffes and other critters that adorned her rustic home.

A planter decorated with brass elephants that was a gift from friend and actor Rock Hudson sold for $15,625, as did a 14-karat gold poodle charm bracelet.

Flowers are pictured by the star of late actor Doris Day on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California (File image)

Flowers are pictured by the star of late actor Doris Day on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California (File image) 








 

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