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 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." 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.