Hollywood legend Doris Day discovers she's actually two years older than she thought

Mystery solved!

Doris Day's age has been questioned ever since it was speculated that it was wrongly recorded at an audition in her early days in Hollywood -- and now both the actress and the public have the answer.

The Associated Press did some digging and found out that Doris Mary Kappelhoff, her real name, was born on April 3, 1922 not 1924. However, the bombshell mistake doesn't faze Day, who said she "doesn't pay much attention" to her age.

"I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it's great to finally know how old I really am," she said in a statement.

Her spokesman added: "There has long been speculation and rumors about Doris' age and we get this question a lot, looks like we finally have the answer."

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DORIS DAY -- Pictured: Singer/actress Doris Day -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Doris Day attend 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 28, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Doris Day attend 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 28, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Doris Day attend Monteray Film Festival Gala on February 7, 1987 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monteray, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Doris Day attend 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 28, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
367333 02: Living legend Doris Day walks to her car on her 65th birthday with friends April 5, 2000 in Carmel, CA. 'The Pajama Game' star and Carmel resident has not been seen in public for nearly a year. (Photo by Mike Carrillo/Online USA)
American singer and actress Doris Day in an exuberant pose with her arms outstretched, circa 1990. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Doris Day attending the 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where she received a lifetime achievement award, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, January 28th 1989. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/singer Doris Day, guest host McLean Stevenson on November 26, 1973 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Episode 9/2/1976 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer/actress Doris Day and host Johnny Carson on September 2, 1974 -- Photo by: Fred Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
367333 03: Living legend Doris Day walks to her car on her 65th birthday April 5, 2000 in Carmel, CA. 'The Pajama Game' star and Carmel resident has not been seen in public for nearly a year. (Photo by Mike Carrillo/Online USA)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson -- Pictured: Actress/singer Doris Day on November 26, 1973 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson -- Pictured: (l-r) Announcer Ed McMahon, Actress/singer Doris Day, guest host McLean Stevenson on November 26, 1973 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Doris Day looks caught off guard as she glances to the side in a casual portrait as Doris Martin, her character from the 'The Doris Day Show,' January 27, 1970. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Doris Day having lunch on February 25,1970 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day with her son, American rock producer and songwriter Terry Melcher (1942 - 2004), early 1970s. Melcher also served as the executive producer of his mother's television series 'The Doris Day Show' from 1968 - 1972. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day, as Doris Martin, and Buddy Lester (1917 - 2002), as Eddie, try to separate their fighters, Lauro Salas (as Garcia), left, and Larry Storch (as Duke Farentino) in an episode of 'The Doris Day Show' entitled 'The Prizefighter and The Lady,' October 8, 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day, as Doris Martin, smiles and Denver Pyle (1920 - 1997), as Buck Webb, looks suspicious in an episode of 'The Doris Day Show,' entitled 'The Prizefighter and The Lady', October 8, 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day, as Doris Martin, reads a bedtime story to Philip Brown, as Billy Martin, and Todd Starke (1961 - 1983), as Toby Martin, who play her sons on 'The Doris Day Show,' in an episode entitled 'Doris Strikes Out,' August 14, 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day holds her jacket and looks to the side in a formal portrait as Doris Martin, her character on 'The Doris Day Show,' June 7, 1968. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
American actor McLean Stevenson (1929 - 1996), as Michael Nicholson, sits on the desk of Doris Day's character, Doris Martin, in episode of 'The Doris Day Show,' entitled 'Doris Strikes Out,' August 14, 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
The American actress and singer Doris Day wearing a headscarf smiling to the camera in a scene of 'Caprice'. 1967 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
The American actress and singer Doris Day pulling down her glasses looking at something in astonishment in a scene of 'Caprice'. 1967 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1965: Actress and singer Doris Day poses for a portrait circa 1965 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Doris Day, *03.04.1924-, eigentlich: Doris Mary Ann von von Kappelhoff, Schauspielerin, Saengerin, USA, mit Cary Grant in, dem Spielfilm 'Ein Hauch von Nerz', USA 1962 (Photo by Pressefoto Kindermann/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
circa 1965: Studio headshot portrait of American actor and singer Doris Day resting her chin on her hands and wearing a brown-and-tan striped jacket with a large white fur trim in front of a yellow background. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Doris Day, US actress and singer, wearing a yellow sleeveless top with black trim on the neck, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Doris Day, circa 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actress and singer Doris Day, circa 1960. (Photo by Bud Fraker/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Doris Day*03.04.1924-eigentlich: Doris Mary Ann von von KappelhoffSchauspielerin, Saengerin, USAPorträt- um 1960 (Photo by Reinhard-Archiv/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Day, Doris - Actress, Singer, USA - *03.04.1924- Scene from the movie 'Pillow Talk'' Directed by: Michael Gordon USA 1959 Produced by: Arwin Productions Vintage property of ullstein bild (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Doris Day attend Monteray Film Festival Gala on February 7, 1987 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monteray, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Actress Doris Day talks about her private life during a New York press conference January 6. The press meeting was held in connection with a newly published biography, Doris Day, Her Own Story. She told reporters, 'I'm a survivor. I don't regret anything. I'm very happy now living the nicest life I can live and if I can get that in the book, I guess that will give people hope.' in the book, Miss Day says she 'Staunchly' believes no two people should get married until they have lived together.
LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1965: Actress and singer Doris Day poses for a portrait circa 1965 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)
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It turns out the "Pillow Talk" star often joked with close pal Betty White about being two years younger when in actuality their birthdays are just a few months apart.

"Now we know that they are actually just a couple months apart, and turns out it's an even bigger exciting landmark than we thought," her spokesman said.

Doris began her career in Cincinnati as a dancer, but a tragic car accident injured her legs and left her unable to perform. She then discovered her knack for singing and slowly gained notoriety after a few local singing gigs. She released her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey," in 1945.

Day scored her first big acting role in 1984 for "Romance on the High Seas," but it wasn't until 1955 until she really became a household name. Her role as singer Ruth Etting in "Love Me or Leave Me" was what she would later write in her autobiography as her biggest film performance.

Her autobiography, which detailed her first three marriages, was published in 1975. She later remarried for the fourth time, but the relationship only lasted four years. Since her retirement from films, she's devoted her efforts to animal welfare activism.

Happy Birthday Doris!

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BETTY WHITE -- Pictured: Actress Betty White c. 1954 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: Actress Betty White sits down with the hosts of THE TALK, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Betty White shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Betty White appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Betty White attends the 'Hooray for HollyWOOF!' 35th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser for Dogs for the Deaf at The Sportsman's Lodge on August 4, 2012 in Studio City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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A headshot portrait of American actor Betty White wearing a veiled hat, circa 1955. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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