TCM, Turner Broadcasting System’s Peabody Award-winning network boasting one of the 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
“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,” 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)
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