Doris Cannon Obituary, Death Cause – We said goodbye to a great friend, colleague, and comrade today, as well as a member of the Sunset Manor family. Doris Cannon passed away this morning with loved ones and friends gathered around her bedside. She was a genuinely exceptional woman who was devoted not only to her family but also to the people who lived at her facility and the staff who worked with her.
Nearly 26 of Doris’s working years were spent at Sunset Manor. At that time period, her rigorous work ethic and genuine dedication served as a model for everyone around her. She was cherished and looked up to by a great many people. We no longer have access to her, but we shall carry her memory with us always. During the most successful phase of her cinematic career, she had a natural ability for comedy on screen. She played a series of women who were resolved not to give up their independence for the sake of a man or, at the very least, without a struggle.
She was known for wearing dotty caps and elegant outfits designed by Jean Louis. Pillow Talk (1959), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award as best actress, Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964), in which the pair were rivals-cum-lovers, she a decent working girl, and he an amorous rogue. This was best displayed in the three entertaining romantic comedies she made opposite Rock Hudson. Someone uses the analogy of a nasty cold to describe Hudson at one point over the course of Lover Come Back. Day gives his response, which is as follows: “There are two ways to treat a cold. You have the option of either fighting it or giving in to it and sleeping with it.