Watch: 'TCM Remembers 2011' A Touching Video Memoriam To Those Who Passed Away In 2011

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 14, 2011 2:50 PM
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Every year it seems, the Academy comes under fire for forgetting/excluding somebody during the memorial part of the telecast to honor those in the industry who have passed away. It always seems someone is left out for whatever dubious reason, but leave it to the folks at TCM to try and get it right, and do it with style.

The channel has just unveiled their lengthy, moving and touching "TCM Remembers 2011" video to honor those who have left us this year. 2011 has seen an unfortunate number of legendary, important and influential folks pass on: Pete Postlethwaite, Peter Yates, Maria Schneider, Jane Russell, Peter Falk, Farley Granger, Sidney Lumet, Laura Ziskin, Elizabeth Taylor and more left us with silver screen memories this year, and TCM finds a place for (most) of them.

It's a touching tribute, and fittingly, it's one that isn't cramped by the constraints of a televised broadcast, so watch it below. And in related news, the network is making the television broadcast debut of Stanley Kubrick's hard-to-find and unavailable-on-DVD debut "Fear and Desire" tonight at 8 pm. Set those DVRs, folks.

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  • Sugar Claxton | December 20, 2013 8:04 PMReply

    Love the TMC Remembers 'song and lyrics'. Simply beautiful!
    Would like to purchase, if possible.

  • leta lovelace-davis | February 3, 2012 8:19 AMReply

    Is it possible to purchase TMC Remembers 2011 video? The song and lyrics is so moving. Beautiful voice.

  • Sharon Bowden | January 2, 2012 10:12 AMReply

    The motion picture industry also lost Rick Mitchell (Sept. 9, 1946 to Sept. 27—Oct. 1, 2011)

    At the end of September, film historians and motion picture technology researchers lost one of the most well known and respected sources of information about the subject. Film historian, editor, and sound editor Rick Mitchell passed away of natural causes in his apartment in Los Angeles just south of Hollywood.

  • char hayes | December 30, 2011 1:29 PMReply

    I love watching TCM Remembers; the song and lyrics is so beautiful; would love to know
    the name of the female vocalist. Everytime I hear this tribute I am both saddened and
    appreciative of so much talent.

  • COLONEL77 | January 1, 2012 6:03 PM

    ' BEFORE YOU GO ' by OK SWEETHEART provides the background for this 2011 version of ' TCM REMEMBERS

  • SAW101 | December 23, 2011 2:50 AMReply

    Robert Culp died in March of 2010. Culp first earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on the NBC TV Series, I Spy (1965–1968), in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents.

  • Barbara Parks | December 21, 2011 9:31 PMReply

    I LOVE watching your memoriums, but you forgot one gorgeous person. Robert Culp. Hedied about 2 months ago and he stared in "Bob, Carol Ted & Alice in I think the 70's. He may have made other movies but I can't think of them at this moment.

  • Andrea | December 26, 2011 1:16 PM

    Robert Culp is in the TCM remembers for 2010. He actually died March of last year

  • anne-marie connors | December 21, 2011 2:55 PMReply

    Disappointed with backround song..Could have made a tribute of John Barry's music in the video.

  • Nan Barbara williams | December 18, 2011 1:58 AMReply

    Thank you for your sentimental remembrance of men and woman who gave their creative talent to the masses for their enjoyment.

  • Sir Cake of Mix | December 14, 2011 3:23 PMReply

    You listed Falk twice.

  • COLONEL77 | January 1, 2012 5:51 PM

    Where did you name of PETER FALK listed twice as this is not showing above ?

  • [A] | December 14, 2011 3:06 PMReply

    well let's hope no one dies from now till december 31st

  • COLONEL 77 | January 1, 2012 5:54 PM

    A few more who departed the scene after 14 December until yesterday were ROBERT EASTON, DAN FRASER, and TED MARKLAND.

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