Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Director Robert Wise (photo Steve Granitz wire image)

Robert Wise Tribute

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air 13 films in memorial tribute to Robert Wise (seen above at the 75th Academy Awards Luncheon Beverly Hills, CA 3/10/2003 ) on Friday, September 23, 2005.

Wise, who died on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 of heart failure, received four Oscars® for his work on West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He also served as President of the Directors’ Guild of America from 1971 to 1975 and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1985 to 1988.

Wise was nominated for seven Academy Awards and worked as an editor, director, or producer on several films considered classics today including Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Executive Suite (1954), all of which will be aired in the tribute marathon of his work on TCM.

A native of Indiana, Wise began his prodigious career at RKO Studios in the 1930s and eventually worked on at least 40 films, continuing to be involved in film productions well into his eighties. He was 91.

Robert Wise Tribute Marathon on Turner Classic Movies includes:

Friday, September 23, 2005 on TCM

6:00 AM Citizen Kane (editor) (1941)

8:00 AM The Magnificent Ambersons (editor) (1942)

9:30 AM The Curse of the Cat People (director) (1944)

11:00 AM The Body Snatcher (director) (1945)

12:30 PM Born to Kill (director) (1947)

2:30 PM The Set-Up (director) (1948)

4:00 PM Executive Suite (director) (1954)

6:00 PM Somebody Up There Likes Me (director) (1956)

8:00 PM West Side Story (director/producer) (1961)

10:45 PM Run Silent, Run Deep (director) (1958)

12:30 AM The Haunting (director/producer) (1963)

2:30 AM Odds Against Tomorrow (director/producer) (1959)

4:30 AM Blood on the Moon (director) (1949)

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