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DORIS DAY!

 

The Los Angeles Film Critics will award Doris with their Lifetime Achievement Award this year! :HALKING: Now they have until at least Dec. 11 to figure out a way to lure her out of the house.

 

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 29, 2011 – Doris Day was selected to receive the Career Achievement Award, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

 

“Decades on from the main body of her work, Doris Day is still arguably the template to which Hollywood turns when trying to quantify and capture ‘girl-next-door’ appeal,” said Brent Simon. “Equally at home in snappish romantic comedies and more dramatic fare, Day was the biggest female star of the 1960s, giving a series of delightfully perceptive performances. LAFCA is thrilled to be able to honor her.”

 

Still one of the top box office performers of all time, Doris Day starred onscreen alongside some of the biggest male stars of her day, including Clark Gable, James Stewart, Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, David Niven and of course Rock Hudson. Her screen credits include Calamity Jane, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Tunnel of Love, Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and That Touch of Mink. Her career as a singer was just as impressive; indeed, Day received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2008. She released more than two dozen albums, experiencing Billboard chart success and in 1957 winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Que Sera Sera,” which would become her signature tune. A passionate animal rights activist for several decades, Day just this year released an album of jazz standards and cover tunes produced by her late son, Terry Melcher, her first new material in more than four decades.

 

Winners for the 37th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards will be selected at the LAFCA annual voting meeting on Sunday, December 11. The winners will be announced via Twitter (http://twitter.com/LAFilmCritics) in addition to issued press releases. The date for the annual LAFCA awards dinner is TBC.

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More from the Alt Film Guide:

 

This year's Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Career Achievement Award recipient Doris Day is only the fourth woman to be so honored, following Barbara Stanwyck (1981), Myrna Loy (right, 1983), and Dede Allen (1999).

 

The selection of Doris Day for the 2011 Career Achievement Award is unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all, Day is a woman. Whether in Los Angeles or elsewhere, whether we're talking about film critics' groups, film academies, or film festivals, men are the ones who almost invariably have their contributions to motion pictures recognized.

 

Full article here: http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/myrna-loy-la-film-critics-career-achievement-award-women/

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DORIS DAY!

 

The Los Angeles Film Critics will award Doris with their Lifetime Achievement Award this year! :HALKING: Now they have until at least Dec. 11 to figure out a way to lure her out of the house.

That is absolutely fantastic NEWS and i could not be happier, she is my second favorite star afetr Lucy. And noone deserves it more. She could do it all, serious drama, comedy, musicals, did movies and TV and was the Queen of the box office for years and years and an icon loved by all and a world class singer too . . .

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