TCM To Pay Tribute To LENA HORNE
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate its primetime lineup on Friday, May 21, to paying tribute to legendary singer-actress Lena Horne, who recently passed away at the age of 92. The night’s collection will feature three films with defining Horne performances and one of her favorite films, the 1943 John Garfield drama The Fallen Sparrow.
Here is the full schedule:
8 p.m. The Duke is Tops (1938), Horne’s film debut, featuring performances of the songs “I Know You Remember” and “Don’t Let Our Love Song Turn Into a Blues.”
9:30 p.m. Cabin in the Sky (1943), Horne’s favorite among her own films. Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Ethel Waters star.
11:15 p.m. Panama Hattie (1942), an example of the type of role Horne was frequently forced to play. Her songs include “Just One of Those Things” and “The Sping.”
12:45 a.m. The Fallen Sparrow (1943), starring John Garfield and Maureen O’Hara in the story of a former Spanish Civil War prisoner searching for the truth about the death of a friend. A tremendous fan of Garfield, Horne counted this film among her favorites.