Right now, millions of people around the world are mourning the death of Shirley Temple, and it is not difficult to figure out why. She was the ultimate child star, and a young woman who paved the way for so many others. She had the difficult task of entertaining a nation in an era where there was little to smile about, and she continually found a way to do so.
So following her sad passing today at the age of 85, a network known for highlighting all great film work in TCM has scheduled a full marathon of some of her most-popular movies to air on Sunday, March 9, the week after the Academy Awards. So if you have a DVR, this is a way to have most of these movies stored away to watch whenever you want.
Here are the following films that are scheduled (make note that all times are Eastern).
4:30 p.m. – “Heidi” (1937)
6:15 p.m. – “Stowaway” (1936)
8:00 p.m. – “Bright Eyes” (1934)
9:30 – “The Little Princess” (1939)
11:15 – “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944)
12:45 a.m. – “The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer” (1947)
2:30 a.m. – “A Kiss for Corliss” (1949)
4:15 a.m. – “That Hagen Girl” (1947)
“A Kiss for Corliss,” for those curious, is the final major movie appearance from Temple, who retired from this part of the business in 1950. Even still, she remained a fixture of the industry for many years to come, and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of those people who you can expect there to be some sort of automatic tribute to at the Academy Awards, thanks mostly to her impact on the industry and everyone who came after her.
Shirley Temple will be extremely missed, and thoughts go out to her family and loved ones. We’ll have any more news on some upcoming tributes soon.
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