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Thursday 27 November 2014

Doris: Michael Buble makes my Day!

Doris Day is a fan of Michael Buble
Doris Day is a fan of Michael Buble

Doris Day has revealed she is a big fan of pop and jazz star Michael Buble.

The veteran singer and actress - who is releasing her first album of new material in 17 years - isn't a big fan of modern music, but does make time to listen to the Canadian crooner.

"I don't really listen to many current singers, especially those whose lyrics I can't understand," she said.

"I think Michael Buble is marvellous - but perhaps that's because he sings in the style I'm so familiar with."

The 87-year-old, who has also starred in Hollywood classics like Pillow Talk and Calamity Jane, admitted she wasn't sure about releasing new album My Heart.

"I completely forgot about these recordings and honestly thought no one would be listening to my music anymore," she said.

"It was brought to my attention that the recordings were in storage and Sony was interested in releasing them. So I listened to them and at first had some misgivings, but after they were re-mastered, I liked them and hoped my fans would too."

Doris, who now spends much of her time out of the spotlight campaigning for animal rights, does feel a pang for her old day job sometimes.

"At times, I'm sorry I left Hollywood when I did," she said. "I probably could have done a lot more work but I wanted to devote myself to helping animals. But I never dwell on regrets."

:: My Heart is released on September 5.

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