A 24-Hour programming tribute to Olivia de Havilland will air on August 23rd 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, August 23 as part of its Summer Under The Stars series. De Havilland, who passed away on 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).
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.
View a tribute video HERE.
The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s on-air tribute to Olivia de Havilland:
TCM Summer Under The Stars – Sunday, August 23
6:00 a.m. The Male Animal (1942) – A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who’s after his wife.
8:00 a.m. Princess O’Rourke (1943) – A flying ace’s romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
10:00 a.m. Light in the Piazza (1962) – A woman’s efforts to marry off her daughter are hindered by a family secret.
12:00 p.m. 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.
4:00 p.m. Dodge City (1939) – A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
6:00 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.
8:00 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.
12:00 a.m. 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.
For more information, please visit TCM Remembers.
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 26th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online on the TCM Website and through the Watch TCM mobile app.