Three-time Oscar nominated actress Eleanor Parker died Monday at the age of 91.
Turner Classic Movies honored Miss Parker earlier this year when it made her their Star of the Month throughout June. On Tuesday, TCM announced a schedule change that gives over fourteen hours of programming to some of Eleanor Parker's best movies throughout the daytime, December 17. That schedule:
TCM - Tuesday, December 17 Line-Up Change
- 6:00 am – The Very Thought of You (1944)
- 7:45 am – Of Human Bondage (1946)
- 9:45 am – The Woman in White (1948)
- 11:45 am – Caged (1950)
- 1:30 pm – Scaramouche (1952)
- 3:30 pm – Interrupted Melody (1955)
- 5:15 pm – Home from the Hill (1960)
I fell in love with The Woman in White when I caught it for the first time during TCM's June tribute to Parker and highly recommend this creepy Wilkie Collins-based movie that also stars Alexis Smith and Gig Young with strong support from Sydney Greenstreet, Agnes Moorehead and John Abbott. While each of those other names bring a lot of flavor, Parker is the one who stands out in the movie's juiciest part.
Two of Parker's Oscar nominated roles, Caged and Interrupted Melody, play on Tuesday the 17th, while the third, Detective Story (1951), along with The Sound of Music are the most notable titles missing from TCM's tribute to Eleanor Parker.
For a more personal remembrance of Miss Parker and her work, I do not know a bigger fan that Laura of Laura's Miscelleanous Musings. You'll also want to check out the post at A Shroud of Thoughts for more about Eleanor Parker's career.
Tuesday also marked the premiere of TCM's annual "TCM Remembers" memorial video. While always the best of its kind, the 2013 video even tops the 2012 release by putting much more of a focus on its intended subjects rather than the surrounding scenery. Eleanor Parker is included in the tribute.
"TCM Remembers" will air throughout the remainder of December on TCM in between normal programming. No matter how often you catch it, it's impossible to turn away after hearing the first note.
Hopefully there will be no further need to update the video before the New Year.
Finally, a reminder that seven of the film stars who were featured in the above "TCM Remembers" video will be remembered by TCM again throughout the evening of December 30 and well into to the following morning. That schedule.
TCM - December 30 In Memoriam Schedule
- 8:00 pm - It Started With Eve (1941) for Deanna Durbin
- 9:45 pm - Bikini Beach (1964) for Annette Funicello
- 11:30 pm - The Cheap Detective (1978) for Eileen Brennan
- 1:15 am - The Loved One (1965) for Jonathan Winters
- 3:30 am - Five Easy Pieces (1970) for Karen Black
- 5:15 am - East of Eden (1955) for Julie Harris
- 7:15 am - Tea and Sympathy (1956) for John Kerr
Eastern Standard Time is used for each of the schedules included on this page.