TCM Schedules Shirley Temple Marathon
Robert Osborne reflects on the late actress as the network slots eight of her biggest hits: "There will never be another one like her."
Turner Classic Movies, cable's designated home for celluloid nostalgia, responded quickly Tuesday to news of Shirley Temple Black's Feb. 10 death.
The former child actress, whose works frequently appear on the network, will get a sendoff with an eight-film marathon -- though TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" will keep the network from airing a full tribute until March 9.
"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," said TCM host Robert Osborne. "There will never be another one like her."
Films lined up on the TCM schedule include Heidi (1937), Stowaway (1936) and The Little Princess (1939). Read below for the full schedule.
TCM Remembers Shirley Temple Black
4:30 p.m. – Heidi (1937)
6:15 p.m. – Stowaway (1936)
8 p.m. – Bright Eyes (1934)
9:30 p.m. – The Little Princess (1939)
11:15 p.m. – 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)