Day had been one of the biggest box office draws in the 1950's and 60's, a true
icon of the cinema. Her blonde hair and every-girl nature inspired a whole generation
her third husband died she discovered that $20mn of her life savings had gone
missing. She sued her lawyer for mismanagement. She won the case, but only received
recovered from a nervous breakdown, brought on by the loss of the money, and starred
in her own highly successful television show.