"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," said LAFCA president Brent Simon in a statement. "LAFCA is thrilled to be able to honor her."
Winners for the 37th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards will be selected at the LAFCA annual voting meeting, held Dec. 11. The winners will be announced via Twitter (@LAFilmCritics).
Day received an Oscar nomination for her performance in "Pillow Talk." She also starred in the film versions of Broadway’s The Pajama Game and Jumbo, as well as "Tea for Two," which was inspired by the musical No, No, Nanette. Among her many other film credits are "Love Me or Leave Me," "Calamity Jane," "Romance on the High Seas," "On Moonlight Bay" and "The Man Who Knew Too Much." She also starred in her own sitcom, "The Doris Day Show."
Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association comprises Los Angeles-based, professional film critics who honor screen excellence on both sides of the camera.
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