Turner Classic Movies is set to honor Danny Kaye and Dick Van Dyke with extensive programming. This is a great opportunity to re-visit their iconic work.
~ DANNY KAYE – To celebrate his 100 birthday, TCM is planning to spend Sunday, January 20th with films and television programs devoted to this splendid humanitarian. Included will be the rarely aired Wonder Man and Hans Christian Andersen. Also in the collection of movies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Up in Arms, The Kid From Brooklyn, The Court Jester, and A Song is Born. An episode from The Danny Kaye Show (1963), and The Dick Cavett Show (1971) interview rounds out this outstanding day.
~ DICK VAN DYKE – On Tuesday, January 22nd, five motion pictures are on tap featuring the 2013 SAG Awards Lifetime Achievement honoree. The prime time lineup: Divorce American Style, Cold Turkey, Fitzwilly, Bye Bye Birdie, and Some Kind of A Nut.
The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards will be announced the following Sunday on January 27th.
The 85th Academy Awards program on February 24th is planning a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond motion picture series; the longest running cinematic franchise in history. Skyfall was released in November, and made a record $1 billion-plus worldwide.
The Oscars will be presented at the Dolby Theatre.
Until next time> “never forget”