Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27 on TCM
This month, TCM celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild Awards with a 48-hour marathon of 25 movies featuring SAG Life Achievement Award winners. Among the films below, are some that figured importantly in the careers of their respective stars:
|Baby Face (Courtesy of TCM)|
High Society (1956) was 1972 winner Frank Sinatra's only time to perform on film alongside his early inspiration and friendly rival Bing Crosby, and both made the most of it.
White Heat (Courtesy of TCM)
Holiday (1938) gave writer Philip Barry, director George Cukor and costars Katharine Hepburn (1979 Life Achievement Award Winner) and Cary Grant a romantic-comedy outing that foreshadows the classic 1940 hit on which they all collaborated, The Philadelphia Story.
Rachel, Rachel (Courtesy of TCM
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) was an example of another felicitous screen collaboration, that of 1989 winner Jack Lemmon and comedy author Neil Simon, who partnered on a total of three movies.
The Last TimeI Saw Paris (Courtesy of TCM
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) gave 2012 winner Dick Van Dyke a chance to recreate his dazzling performance from the Broadway musical on film.
The other SAG Life Achievement Award winners in our tribute are Eddie Cantor (1962), Bob Hope (1965), James Stewart (1968), Gregory Peck (1970), Charlton Heston (1971), Rosalind Russell (1975), Red Skelton (1987), Gene Kelly (1988), Brock Peters (1990), Audrey Hepburn (1992), Angela Lansbury (1996), Kirk Douglas (1998), Sidney Poitier (1999), Ruby Dee (2000), James Garner (2004), Julie Andrews (2006), Debbie Reynolds (2014) and Alan Alda (2018).