Lauren Bacall gets two-day TCM marathon, timed with 90th birthday

By Daniel S Levine,

Lauren Bacall will get the traditional Turner Classic Movies marathon for stars in honor of their memory, but her’s will be extra special. The marathon will run two days in September, finishing on what would have been her 90th birthday.

Back in 2005, Bacall did a special interview with TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne, which will air twice during the marathon. She was a special member of the TCM family and Osborne fondly remembered her.

“Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the 'golden age of cinema’” Osborne said in a statement. “Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about true star quality – that was Bacall. We are truly blessed to have had her as an integral part of our TCM family.”

The marathon begins with Bacall’s interview, a part of the Private Screenings series, starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 15. That will be followed by her first two movies with Humphrey Bogart, To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep. The other two films they made together - Dark Passage and Key Largo - will air the following day on Sept. 16.

Other highlights include the Cinemascope comedy How To Marry A Millionaire with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe; Harper, a detective story starring Paul Newman as the title character; the Kirk Douglas vehicle Young Man With A Horn and the ‘60s comedy Sex and the Single Girl. The marathon finishes with Designing Woman, a comedy with Gregory Peck.

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Tuesday, Sept. 16 would have been Bacall’s 90th birthday.

Here’s the full schedule:

Monday, Sept. 15
8 p.m. – Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005)
9 p.m. – To Have and Have Not (1944)
11 p.m. – The Big Sleep (1946)
1 a.m. – How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
2:45 a.m. – Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005)
3:45 a.m. – Harper (1966)

Tuesday, Sept. 16
6 a.m. – Bright Leaf (1950)
8 a.m. – Young Man with a Horn (1950)
10 a.m. – Dark Passage (1947)
Noon – Key Largo (1948)
2 p.m. – Blood Alley (1955)
4 p.m. – Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
6 p.m. – Designing Woman (1957)

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