Thursday, December 29, 2016

The post I was going to write this morning

It's common for news outlets at the end of the year to remember the people who have died in the past 12 monts. TCM is no different, with its classy "TCM Remembers" piece each year. Also, for the past few years, they've spent one night of programming toward the end of December putting a spotlight on some of the people who have died in the past year.

Before the prime time lineup, however, TCM just happened to schedule Bullitt at 3:45 PM. Robert Vaughn is in that one, and he died not to long ago. But the original programming tribute was to start at 8:00 PM and run through early next morning as TCM looks at six of those who left us this year.

First, at 8:00 PM, there's George Kennedy dealing with a friend who eats lots of hard boiled eggs, in Cool Hand Luke.
Then, at 10:15, you can see Gloria De Haven in Two Girls and a Sailor.
At 12:30 AM, Alan Rickman has a supporting role in the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility.
Patty Duke won an Oscar for flailing and screaming as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker which will be on at 3:00 AM.
You won't see Marni Nixon, but you'll hear her provide the singing voice for Natalie Wood, in West Side Story at 5:00 AM.
Finally, Nancy Davis, before she married Ronald Reagan, shows up with her concern for alcoholic Ray Milland in Night Into Morning at 7:45 AM.

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