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Movie legend Doris Day to receive Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement Award Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced over the weekend that it would bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award to Doris Day, one of the biggest female box office stars of all time.

Throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s, Miss Day starred in scores of hit films that included drama (Love Me or Leave Me, Young Man With a Horn,  , romantic comedy (Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, Move Over Darling), and musicals (By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Tea for Two, The Pajama Game). She even starred as the title character in the westerns Calamity Jane and The Ballad of Josie and in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Miss Day, now 87, retired from showbiz in the mid-70s and has rarely re-emerged. It would be quite something if she were to actually show up the the association’s awards dinner in January.

Let’s hope so. Then maybe she can go on to receive a much-deserved Honorary Oscar and Kennedy Center Honor.

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6 Remarks

  1. October 31st, 2011 at 5:46 am
    Peter Mac Iver says:

    I have always Loved Doris Day. Few people remember now that for about 4 or 5 years in a row she was the number 1 box office attraction in the late 50′s and early 60′s. Her autobiography is a delightful and interesting book, many things in it that defy the image everyone has or had of her.

  2. How sweet this is, I was talking about her last week with a buddy, so, to get an update is fantastic!

  3. October 31st, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    Robert Mobley says:

    I think its great that she had the good sense to retire with dignity. There is a lot to be said for knowing when to leave.

  4. I love Doris Day! The current biography of her says that she was offered the Kennedy Center honor a few times, but she refused, citing her unwillingness to fly.. and other such excuses. It would be amazing if she shows-up for this award. By the way, she has a new music CD which came out in September.

  5. She deserves it! A great singer, actress, humanitarian … Doris could do it all – what a tremendous talent!

  6. I met Doris Day when I was a makeup artist in Beverly Hills in 1974. She was just as you would expect her
    to be. Sweet, charming and that fantastic smile. I cannot wait to purchase her new CD! How great it would be if she did indeed show up to receive her award. As I write this I am watching her in Tea For Two.
    Truly one of Hollywoods Brightest and talented stars!

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