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TCM plans tribute to Lauren Bacall

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Turner Classic Movies will remember the life and films of classic screen icon Lauren Bacall with a marathon of movies on September 15 and 16, 2014. The actress, famed for her own film career and her legendary romance with costar Humphrey Bogart, died on August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. The TCM tribute is timed to mark what would have been her 90th birthday on Tuesday, September 16. Over the two day period, TCM will air 11 movies starring Bacall as well as a 2005 interview with host Robert Osborne. Here is the complete schedule for the tribute programming.

On Monday, September 15, TCM starts the special event with "Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall" (2005) at 8 pm Eastern. Several of Bacall's most popular pictures are scheduled through the rest of the evening. "To Have and Have Not" (1944), Bacall's first feature and first collaboration with Bogart, airs at 9 pm. Their stylish noir outing, "The Big Sleep" (1946), follows at 11 pm, and "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) airs at 1 am, with Bacall joining Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. A repeat showing of "Private Screenings" begins at 2:45 am. Bacall then stars with Paul Newman in "Harper" (1966) at 3:45 am.

TCM officially begins its Tuesday lineup at 6 am with "Bright Leaf" (1950), in which Bacall stars with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. At 8 am, Bacall joins Doris Day and Kirk Douglas for "Young Man with a Horn" (1950). Bogart returns to the schedule with "Dark Passage" (1947) at 10 am and "Key Largo" (1948) at noon. Bacall then stars with John Wayne in "Blood Alley" (1955) at 2 pm. "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964) airs at 4 pm, and the tribute programming winds up with "Designing Woman" (1953) at 6 pm.

The two-day programming block highlights many of Bacall's most iconic screen performances, but fans wishing to see more of the star should also track down some of her later work, including "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974), "The Shootist" (1976), and "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996), which earned Bacall an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. You can learn more about Lauren Bacall by watching the video at the top of this article. For more information about the TCM tribute, visit the official TCM website.


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