Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday after birthday after birthday

When I'm a bit lazy and don't much feel like blogging, I generally either come up with a lazy list post, or else blog about somebody's birthday. Perhaps the TCM programmer was feeling the same way when doing this part of April's schedule, because there's a birthday every day this week on the schedule, when there are usually only two or three at most.

Monday: Tony Perkins would have been 79, and gets several movies starting with The Actress at 10:30 AM ET.
Tuesday: Melvyn Douglas, whose birthday I marked back in 2009, gets (I believe) the entire Tuesday morning and afternoon lineup, starting with The Vampire Bat at 6:00 AM.
Wednesday: Walter Huston's birthday is marked with a number of films, starting with Dodsworth at 9:15 AM.
Thursday: James Garner turns 83. Among TCM's marking of his birthday is a Private Screenings interview he did with Robert Osborne, which you can see at 12:15 PM.
Friday: Mary Pickford was born on April 8, and TCM is showing three films, finishing with Coquette at 8:45 AM. As you can see, TCM used the same movie to celebrate Pickford's birthday last year.

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