TCM, Turner Broadcasting System’s Peabody Award-winning network boasting one of tShirley Temple TCMhe largest film libraries in the world, is known for its dearly-departed marathons, among other features. Shirley Temple Black, better known as Shirley Temple, was arguably the most famous child star in history who, after saying so long to that career, went on to become U.S. representative at the United Nations, U.S. ambassador to Ghana, U.S. chief of protocol in Washington, D.C., and, U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately, her death on Monday fell in the midst of TCM’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” marathon. So the network announced this afternoon it would wait to fete Temple on Sunday, March 9.

Related: R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black

Selita Slabaugh
6 months
What does politics play on such a sad occasion? Shirley Temple was in her late 30's when...
Jason
7 months
Wrong political party for TCM. Disrespectful, of course, but what else do you expect from that channel?
Heaven Leigh
7 months
Thank you so much! I anxiously await this tribute to Shirley. :)

“Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famTCM-LOGO-350x151ous 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,” TCM host Robert Osborne said in this afternoon’s announcement, adding, “There will never be another one like her.” Here’s the schedule:

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)