Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to Hollywood legends Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole by televising a number of their most memorable films on Sunday, Dec. 29.
The vintage-film network will honor Oscar-winner Fontaine, who died on Dec. 15, with such notable movies as Blonde Cheat (1938), The Women (1939), Born To Be Bad (1950) and Ivanhoe (1952). In addition TCM will showcase Fontaine's Oscar-nominated roles in The Constant Nymph (1943) and Rebecca (1940), as well as her Oscar-winning turn in Suspicion (1940).
In the evening, TCM will turn its attention to the eight-time Oscar nominee O'Toole, who died on Dec. 14. TCM has scheduled O'Toole's Oscar-nominated performances in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) and My Favorite Year (1982). Moreover, a special encore telecast of Peter O'Toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, a one-hour extended interview with TCM host Robert Osborne taped before a live audience at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival, is on the docket.
In addition to TCM's on-air tributes, short memorial videos are available on the TCM website and YouTube channel. Fontaine footage is available in the TCM Media Room: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/938673/Joan-Fontaine-TCM-Original-TCM-Remembers.html and at the TCM YouTube Channel: http://youtu.be/KEGoH5QcnEg.
O'Toole remembrances can be found at in the TCM Media Room: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/938676/Peter-OToole-TCM-Original-TCM-Remembers.html, and TCM YouTube Channel: http://youtu.be/lRjITqahTbA
The following is the complete lineup for TCM's on-air tributes to Fontaine and O'Toole:
Sunday, Dec. 29, all times ET/PT:
- 6:30 a.m.: Blonde Cheat (1938)
- 7:45 a.m.: The Women (1939)
- 10:15 a.m.: Born to Be Bad (1950)
- Noon: Ivanhoe (1952)
- 2 p.m.: The Constant Nymph (1943)
- 4 p.m.: Suspicion (1941)
- 5:45 p.m.: Rebecca (1940)
- 8 p.m.: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- Midnight: Peter O'Toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2011)
- 1 a.m.: Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)
- 3:45 a.m.: My Favorite Year (1982)