Remembering Robert Osborne, 1932-2017, charming on-air host of Turner Classic Movies and influential film historian. Includes round-up of links to tributes and obituaries.
Luise Rainer, 1910-2014
Celebrating the long life and short peak of two-time Oscar winning actress Luise Rainer. Includes an appreciation of one of Rainer’s non-Oscar winning roles, her first several minutes opposite Spencer Tracy in Big City (1937).
Remembering Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) on Screen, Especially 1937-1944
Remembering Mickey Rooney with a look at his peak years. From Andy Hardy to Boys Town and the Judy Garland pairings. Plus previewing TCM’s April 13 tribute to Rooney.
More Historical Movie Star “Deaths in Threes”
Over fifty years of “Death in Threes” collecting original reports of Hollywood star trios who died close in time. Coverage from 1931 to 1982.
TGI Monday: RIP Audrey Totter, Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine
Classic film fans mourned the losses of Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter earlier this week and Sunday added Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine to the list of classic movie stars who died in 2013. Updated with December 29 TCM Remembers Joan Fontaine and Peter O’Toole schedules.
Eleanor Parker 1922-2013; TCM Marathon Scheduled for December 17; TCM Remembers Video Premieres
TCM changes line-up to remember the late Eleanor Parker on December 17. Parker also included in the brand new TCM Remembers video for 2013, which is embedded on this page. Additional stars honored on the network December 30.
Rest in Peace: Patty Andrews, 1918-2013, of The Andrews Sisters
Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters, the popular recording stars who also appeared in several movies during the World War II, died January 30, 2013. The youngest and last surviving member of the trio of sisters, Patty Andrews was 94.
TCM Remembers 2012 Video Honors Departed Movie Professionals
Turner Classic Movies has released the TCM Remembers 2012 video featuring the music of M23 and a montage of movie professionals who passed away in 2012. Complete video embedded in this post.
Tony Martin, 1913-2012
Singer-actor Tony Martin died Friday at age 98. Remembering the versatile performer who earned four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With links to other impressive remembrances of Martin.
Celeste Holm, 1917-2012
Remembering Celeste Holm, Oscar winner and three time nominee who rose to prominence as the original Ado Annie in Oklahoma! on Broadway. Reviewing Holm’s career from Broadway to Hollywood and all stops in between.