Wednesday, March 23, 2011
TCM plans 24 hour Liz Taylor tribute
Nobody does Hollywood memorials like TCM. The movie channel has already scheduled a 24 hour movie marathon tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away Wednesday in Lo Angeles at 79.
Starting at 6 a.m. April 10, TCM will show the best of Taylor's 50 feature films, including her Oscar®-winning performances in Butterfield 8 (1960) at 8 p.m. (ET) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) at 10 p.m. (ET). The full TCM tribute schedule can be found here.
The New York Times also has an obituary on Taylor today but this one has a twist. Many newspapers bank obituaries so they'll be ready if someone famous suddenly passes away. Taylor's delicate health must have put her near the front of the "be ready" list, for the guy who wrote this obit passed away himself six years ago!
Taylor's passing cries out for one of those big showbiz-y wakes Larry King used to turn around on a dime. His CNN successor, Pier Morgan, will try to get the old gang together for his own Liz salute on Piers Morgan Tonight (9 p.m. ET). King will be on hand along with Dick Cavett, Joan Collins, Carrie Fisher and Morgan Fairchild. King would have had Joan Rivers on despite all the fat jokes, and one of the Jacksons. I`m thinking Mickey Rooney will be in on this before airtime.