Doris Day has been named the recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award.
Although the actress has not appeared on fim since the late '60s, throughout the '50s and early '60s she was one of Hollywood's reigning boxoffice stars. Although she is best known as the virginal heroine of such frothy comedies as Pillow Talk and That Touch of MInk, she appeared in a wide range of films from thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much to musical dramas like Charles Vidor's Love Me or Leave Me.
During the course of her career, she received one Academy Award nomination as best actress for 1959's Pillow Talk. Over the years, her fans supporters have also urged the Academy to pay tribute to her with an honorary award, although it has yet to do so.
LAFCA also announced that it will meet to vote on its choice for the year's best films Dec. 11.