TCM sets Shirley Temple tribute day for March

By Daniel S Levine,

As it has done frequently in the past, Turner Classic Movies has changed its schedule to pay tribute to another star from the Golden Age of Hollywood. After Shirley Temple’s death was announced overnight, the network has announced a day full of the iconic child star’s films.

“Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood's pint-sized Queen at age 7, grew up to be such a lovely, civic-minded citizen, wife and mother, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to two countries,” TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne said in a statement. “There will never be another one like her.”

Temple died Monday night at the age of 85. She shot to stardom at 20th Century Fox during the early 1930s, single-handedly saving the studio from bankruptcy. In 1940, she moved to MGM and continued to appear in films until 1950. She retired that year, but occasionally appeared on her television show in the late 1950s and early 1960s. After that, she became active in the Republican Party and was a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

TCM’s schedule for Sunday, March 9 will cover all parts of Temple’s career, with the earliest film scheduled being 1934’s Bright Eyes. The latest film included is 1949’s A Kiss For Corliss.

Here’s the full schedule for the day:

4:30 PM Heidi (1937)
6:15 PM Stowaway (1936)
8:00 PM Bright Eyes (1934)
9:30 PM The Little Princess (1939)
11:15 PM I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
12:45 AM The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
2:30 AM A Kiss For Corliss (1949)
4:15 AM That Hagen Girl (1947)

image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons



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