TCM To Honor Shirley Temple Black With Dedicated Evening of Programming!


Shirley Temple Black, who died yesterday at the age of 85, was a talented actor and civic-minded woman who became the U.S. Ambassador to two countries as well as being a dedicated family person – who just happened to have been the most famous person in the world when she was all of 6-years old (and the youngest Oscar® recipient ever).

TCM is honoring the memory of this unique and extraordinary person with an evening of her most popular films on March 9th beginning at 4:30/3:30C. Titles include Heidi, Stowaway and The Little Princess. Follow the jump for the press release – including all eight titles and screening times.

TCM to Remember Shirley Temple Black With Programming Tribute on Sunday, March 9

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to Hollywood legend and U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black with a night of her films on Sunday, March 9. Known forever as “America’s Little Darling,” Temple Black passed away at the age of 85 at her home in Woodside, Calif.

“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.”

TCM’s tribute to Temple Black will open with a special afternoon showing of the classic Heidi (1937) and will include such beloved favorites as Stowaway (1936), Bright Eyes (1934), The Little Princess (1939) and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947). The complete schedule is as follows:

TCM Remembers Shirley Temple Black – Sunday, March 9

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)

(Shirley Temple Black photo by Gabriel Moulin Studios, San Francisco.)


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