Doris Day Wins Career Achievement Award

Steve Inskeep reports on the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. The 2011 recipient is Doris Day.

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When Hollywood filmmakers want to cast a girl next door, the template for that role remains Doris Day, that's according to the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The association chose Doris Day for its 2011 Career Achievement Award.

Doris Day began as a singer. Her first hit was "Sentimental Journey" in 1945. Then she went to movies where she flirted and twinkled and sang. In Alfred Hitchcock's Cold War drama, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," the action was interspersed with song. And the final plot turned hinged on her rendition of "Que Sera Sera (What Will Be, Will Be)."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "QUE SERA SERA")

DORIS DAY: (Singing) Que sera, sera, whatever will be will be. The future is not ours to see. Que sera, sera.

Doris Day turned out to be a huge box office star.

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