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TCM to celebrate legendary actress Olivia de Havilland


Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:30 am

24-hour programming tribute airing Aug. 23 with ‘Summer Under The Stars’

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actress Olivia de Havilland with a 24-hour programming tribute on Sunday, Aug. 23 as part of its “Summer Under The Stars” series.

De Havilland, who passed away July 26 at the age of 104, was known for her enduring work in the classic movie era. Acting in more than 45 feature films, she earned five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her memorable turn as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in “Gone With the Wind” (1940). She earned two Academy Award wins for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “To Each His Own” (1946) and “The Heiress” (1949).

TCM said, “Off screen, her enduring legacy was the establishment of the informally named ‘De Havilland Law,’ one of the most significant and far-reaching legal rulings in Hollywood. In 1943, de Havilland filed a lawsuit against her studio, Warner Bros., after it attempted to extend her seven-year contract. De Havilland's eventual court victory helped shift the power away from the big studios into the hands of individual stars and talent agencies.”

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's on-air tribute to de Havilland:

‘TCM Summer Under The Stars’

  • 6 a.m., “The Male Animal” (1942) – A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
  • 8 a.m., “Princess O'Rourke” (1943) – A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
  • 10 a.m., “Light in the Piazza” (1962) – A woman's efforts to marry off her daughter are hindered by a family secret.
  • Noon, “In This Our Life” (1942) – A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
  • 1:45 p.m., “Captain Blood” (1935) – After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
  • 4 p.m., “Dodge City” (1939) – A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
  • 6 p.m., “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938) – The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
  • 8 p.m., “Gone With the Wind” (1939) – Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
  • Midnight, “The Heiress” (1949) – A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
  • 2:15 a.m., “To Each His Own” (1946) – A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his
  • life.
  • 4:30 a.m., “Hard to Get” (1938) – An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress. 

All times Eastern. For more information, visit TCM Remembers.

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