Thursday, December 17, 2020

TCM Remembers 2020

The annual TCM Remembers video was released yesterday by Turner Classic Movies.

The video, which pays tribute to filmmakers who have passed on this year, can be watched on the TCM website or via TCM's Twitter account.  

As far as I can tell, it is not currently available on YouTube for me to embed here.

TCM always does a very classy job, and I was particularly appreciative that a number of lesser-known performers I love were included, such as Ann E. Todd, Lori Nelson, Norma Doggett, and Tommy Rall.

A name which comes to mind who was omitted is Linda Cristal; while perhaps best-known for TV's THE HIGH CHAPARRAL, her film career included THE PERFECT FURLOUGH (1958), THE ALAMO (1960), and John Ford's TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961). 

The closing tribute to Olivia de Havilland was especially moving.

As always, my thanks to TCM for doing such a wonderful job remembering the special people who have brought us so much joy via their work.

Past TCM tribute posts: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.


Blogger mel said...

Further to your above-quoted omissions, Little Richard, who died this year, didn't appear either; like him or not, he performed in at least two 1956 features, notably THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK (not to mention many TV shows).

2:04 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

I saw this on your Twitter account yesterday. I agree that they always do a classy job - so much better than the Oscars have done in the last several years!

9:09 AM  
Blogger barrylane said...

Irene, here, here. The Oscars have been a mess for decades going back to Dorothy McGuire's omission. They are, for me at least, a pass, as are most of the modern movies Perhaps all.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Robert conrad was missing

4:41 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

The TCM link didn't work for me in Canada, but YouTube now has it -

11:54 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all for your thoughts on TCM's year-end obituary reel, including a couple of missing names, and Rob, thank you very much for sharing the YouTube link!

Best wishes,

1:56 PM  

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