Feb 12, 2008

Only Sunshine For This Day

Perpetually perky Doris Day - the bubbly blonde bombshell who proved a triple threat to the moviegoing public in the 1940's, 50's and 60's - received a considerable testament to her talent with Sunday night's presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, better known as that shindig called The Grammys.

Doris, who charted the first of her 76 Billboard singles in 1945 with the million seller Sentimental Journey, continued to create immensely popular albums for nearly three decades, while simultaneously starring in some of the biggest box-office hits of the era: Young At Heart, Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, to name a few. The 83-year old singer/actress retired from film in the early 70's, and to this day devotes her time to charitable work concerning animal welfare (she established the Doris Day Animal League in 1987, and continues to spearhead its efforts).

Though Doris didn't perform or attend the ceremonies, fans were treated to a comprehensive video tribute showcasing her career, narrated by presenter Natalie Cole. I really wanted to see that sunshine-y smile in the audience, but I assuaged my disappointment with a few viewings of Send Me No Flowers....) I just hope Clara Bixby is pleased with her long-deserved honor!

Click here to check out Amazon.com's full list of Doris ' discography.

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