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I find this site maddeningly frustrating to navigate most of the time. I know somewhere on here is a listing of everyone who has ever been TCM star of the month. I remember viewing it once years ago. But no search I do now will guide me to that list, though I have tried wording it dozens of different ways. Can someone please help me find this list?

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Hallelujah! Thank you very much. I swear, there's an official list on this site somewhere, but I have no freaking idea how to find it. This list is darn near complete, however. Thanks again.

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Updated:

 

STAR OF THE MONTH:

 

May 1994: Greta Garbo

June 1994: Glenn Ford

July 1994: Greer Garson

Aug.1994: Edward G. Robinson

Sept.1994: Barbara Stanwyck

Oct.1994: Angela Lansbury

Nov.1994 John Garfield

Dec.1994:

 

Jan.1995: Esther Williams

Feb.1995: Ronald Reagan

Mar.1995:

Apr.1995: Doris Day

May 1995: Myrna Loy

June 1995: Errol Flynn

July 1995: G. Kelly (Gene or Grace?)

Aug.1995: Paul Muni

Sept.1995: Jane Powell

Oct.1995: Clark Gable

Nov.1995: Barrymores

Dec.1995: Bing Crosby

 

Jan.1996: Deborah Kerr

Feb.1996: Robert Young

Mar.1996

April 1996: Irene Dunne

May 1996: James Stewart

June 1996: Rosalind Russell

July 1996: Fred Astaire

Aug.1996: Ann Sheridan

Sept.1996: Van Johnson

Oct.1996: Kathryn Grayson

Nov.1996: Robert Mitchum

Dec.1996: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.97: Jean Arthur

Feb.97: Eleanor Parker

Mar.97: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr.97: Ava Gardner

May 97: George Brent

June 97: June Allyson

July 97: John and Walter Huston (also Director of the Month)

Aug.97: Cary Grant

Sept.97: Ida Lupino

Oct.97: Walter Pidgeon

Nov.97: Katharine Hepburn

Dec.97: Best of ?97

 

Jan.1998: Lana Turner

Feb.1998: Charlton Heston

Mar.1998:31 Days of Oscar

April 1998: Red Skelton

May 1998: Olivia de Havilland

June 1998: James Cagney

July 1998: Lucille Ball

August 1998: Joan Crawford

Sept.1998: John Wayne

Oct.1998: Cyd Charisse

Nov.1998: Claude Rains

Dec.1998: Best of ?98

 

Jan.1999: Elizabeth Taylor

Feb.1999: William Powell

March 1999: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

April 1999: Dennis Morgan

May 1999: Bette Davis

June 1999: Mickey Rooney

July1999: Natalie Wood

August 1999: Peter Sellers

Sept.1999: Norma Shearer

Oct. 1999: Gregory Peck

Nov. 1999: Ginger Rogers

Dec. 1999: Burt Lancaster

 

Jan. 2000: Debbie Reynolds

Feb. 2000: Robert Ryan

March 2000: 31 Days of Oscars (probably)

April 2000: Spencer Tracy

May 2000: Alexis Smith

June 2000:Wallace Beery

July 2000: Judy Garland

August 2000: film debuts

Sept 2000: Jane Wyman

October 2000: Dick Powell

Nov 2000: Frank Sinatra

Dec. 2000: Lauren Bacall

 

Jan. 2001: Elvis Presley

Feb.2001: Jean Hagen

March 2001: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

Apr.2001: Knighted Actors

May 2001: Jean Harlow

June 2001: W.C. Fields

July 2001: Ann Sothern

Aug.2001: James Garner

Sept. 2001: Robert Taylor

Oct. 2001: Lana Turner

Nov.2001: Glenn Ford

Dec.2001: The Marx Brothers

 

Jan. 2002: Marlene Dietrich

Feb. 2002: Kirk Douglas

March 2002: 31 Days of Oscar

April 2002: Barbara Stanwyck

May 2002: Edward G. Robinson

June 2002: Greta Garbo

July 2002: Sidney Poitier

Aug. 2002: Joan Crawford

Sept. 2002: Van Heflin

Oct. 2002: Final films

Nov. 2002: Shelly Winters

Dec. 2002: Montgomery Clift

 

Jan. 2003: Doris Day

Feb. 2003: John Garfield

Mar. 2003: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr. 2003: Harold Lloyd

May 2003: Olivia de Havilland

June 2003: TV Actors in Films

July 2003: Lee Marvin

Aug. 2003: 1st Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept. 2003: James Mason

Oct. 2003: Boris Karloff

Nov. 2003: Shirley MacLaine

Dec. 2003: David Niven

 

Jan. 2004: Katherine Hepburn

Feb.2004: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2004: Charles Chaplin

Apr. 2004: Judy Garland

May 2004: Greer Garson

June 2004: Cary Grant

July 2004: Stars That Died Before Their Time

Aug.2004: 2nd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2004: Myrna Loy

Oct. 2004: Peter Lorre

Nov.2004: Clark Gable

Dec. 2004: James Stewart

 

Jan.2005: Canadian Actors

Feb. 2005: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2005: Claudette Colbert

Apr. 2005: Errol Flynn

May 2005: Orson Welles

June 2005: Ingrid Bergman

July 2005: Audrey Hepburn

Aug. 2005: 3rd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2005: Greta Garbo

Oct.2005: Robert Mitchum

Nov.2005: Joan Fontaine

Dec. 2005: Bing Crosby

 

Jan. 2006: Robert Montgomery

Feb.2006: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2006: Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

Apr.2006: Deborah Kerr

May 2006: Bette Davis

June 2006: Anthony Quinn

July 2006: Elizabeth Taylor

Aug.2006: 4th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2006: William Holden

Oct.2006: Child Stars

Nov.2006: Lucille Ball

Dec. 2006: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.2007: Jean Arthur

Feb.2007: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2007: Gene Kelly

Apr.2007: Rita Hayworth

May 2007: John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn

June 2007: Ida Lupino

July 2007: Randolph Scott

Aug.2007: 5th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2007: A Star is Born (starmaking/breakthrough performances)

Oct.2007: Henry Fonda

Nov.2007: Guest Programmer Month

Dec.2007: Irene Dunne

Jan.2008: James Cagney

Feb.2008: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2008: Acting Dynasties

Apr.2008: Hedy Lamarr

May 2008: Frank Sinatra

June 2008: Sophia Loren

July 2008: Rosalind Russell

Aug.2008: 6th annual Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2008: Kay Francis

Oct.2008: Carole Lombard

Nov.2008: Charles Laughton

Dec. 2008: Joseph Cotton

 

Jan. 2009: Jack Lemmon

Feb. 2009: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2009: Ronald Reagan

April 2009: Funny Ladies and 15th Anniversary

May 2009: Sean Connery

June 2009: Great Directors

July 2009: Stewart Granger

August 2009: Summer Under the Stars

Sept. 2009: Claude Rains

Oct. 2009: Leslie Caron

Nov. 2009: Grace Kelly

Dec. 2009: Humphrey Bogart

 

Jan. 2010: ?The Method?

Feb. 2010: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2010: Ginger Rogers

April 2010: Robert Taylor

May 2010: Donna Reed

June 2010: Natalie Wood

July 2010: Gregory Peck

August 2010: SUTS

Sept. 2010: Vivien Leigh

Oct. 2010: Fredric March

Nov. 2010: Ava Gardner

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I see that my favorite all time star Doris Day will be the star of the month in April. But instead of scheduling her movies on a peticular day of the week, they have scheduled her movies all within the 1st week of April..I'm curios. Anyone know why ?

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> Anyone know why ?

 

It looks like TCM is changing it up a bit for April by having all of Day's (the SOTM) films in one week.

 

They have their Film Festival celebration with films that tie-into the programming that takes place at the Festival in Hollywood the second week of April.

 

That is followed by a Spring Break theme the week after the Film Festival.

 

Throughout the month, various actors are spotlighted as well.

 

Here's the rest of the list from my post of a year and a half ago:

 

Dec. 2010: Mickey Rooney

 

Jan. 2011: Peter Sellers

Feb. 2011: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2011: Jean Harlow

April 2011: Ray Milland

May 2011: Esther Williams

June 2011: Jean Simmons

July 2011: Singing Cowboys

August 2011: SUTS

Sept. 2011: Kirk Douglas

October 2011: Buster Keaton

Nov. 2011: Battle of the Blondes

Dec. 2011: William Powell

 

January 2012: Angela Lansbury

February 2012: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2012: Karl Malden

April 2012: Doris Day

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> WELL, IF THE LIST IS CORRECT, GARBO HAS NOT BEEN STAR OF THE MONTH FOR 7 YEARS!

> IT IS TIME FOR HER RETURN!

 

 

She's been SOTM three times which is more than anyone else. There are stars like Joel McCrea who still haven't been spotlighted as a SOTM.

 

Don't actors like McCrea deserve their moment in the sun before Garbo is honored a fourth time?

 

Edited by: lzcutter because verbs are important

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> {quote:title=johnbabe wrote:}{quote}WELL, IF THE LIST IS CORRECT, GARBO HAS NOT BEEN STAR OF THE MONTH FOR 7 YEARS!

>

> IT IS TIME FOR HER RETURN!

 

She vants to be alone. Can't you heed her wish?

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I agree about Joel McCrea, but there are many others that have never been honored such as Loretta Young and Gene Tierney.

 

I checked the list out and only see Garbo listed twice May 1994 and Sept 2005. When was she honored for the 3rd time ?

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correction please: Garbo said "I want to be let alone" but she loved her films dearly and thought of them as her legacy - we should enjoy them - give her as Star of the Month - by the by, have you seen her silents? they will make a silent fan out of anyone....and of course the masterpieces i.e. Camille, Anna Karenina, etc. we want to have some realy sophistication in Star of the Month- also, let us have more Crawford and Stanwyck too, and Cary and John Gilbert - you know the great ones!

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> {quote:title=frankie wrote:}{quote}

> I checked the list out and only see Garbo listed twice May 1994 and Sept 2005. When was she honored for the 3rd time ?

 

June 2002.

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It'll be long but hopefully worth it. Here's what I have:

 

STAR OF THE MONTH:

 

May 1994: Greta Garbo

June 1994: Glenn Ford

July 1994: Greer Garson

Aug.1994: Edward G. Robinson

Sept.1994: Barbara Stanwyck

Oct.1994: Angela Lansbury

Nov.1994 John Garfield

Dec.1994: Best of ?94

 

Jan.1995: Esther Williams

Feb.1995: Ronald Reagan

Mar.1995: TCM Salutes the Oscars

Apr.1995: Doris Day

May 1995: Myrna Loy

June 1995: Errol Flynn

July 1995: Gene Kelly

Aug.1995: Paul Muni

Sept.1995: Jane Powell

Oct.1995: Clark Gable

Nov.1995: Barrymores

Dec.1995: Best of ?95

 

Jan.1996: Deborah Kerr

Feb.1996: Robert Young

Mar.1996: 31 Days of Oscar

April 1996: Irene Dunne

May 1996: James Stewart

June 1996: Rosalind Russell

July 1996: Fred Astaire

Aug.1996: Ann Sheridan

Sept.1996: Van Johnson

Oct.1996: Kathryn Grayson

Nov.1996: Robert Mitchum

Dec.1996: Best of ?96

 

Jan.97: Humphrey Bogart

Feb.97: Eleanor Parker

Mar.97: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr.97: Ava Gardner

May 97: George Brent

June 97: June Allyson

July 97: John and Walter Huston (also Director of the Month)

Aug.97: Cary Grant

Sept.97: Ida Lupino

Oct.97: Walter Pidgeon

Nov.97: Katharine Hepburn

Dec.97: Best of ?97

 

Jan.1998: Lana Turner

Feb.1998: Charlton Heston

Mar.1998:31 Days of Oscar

April 1998: Red Skelton

May 1998: Olivia de Havilland

June 1998: James Cagney

July 1998: Lucille Ball

August 1998: Joan Crawford

Sept.1998: John Wayne

Oct.1998: Cyd Charisse

Nov.1998: Claude Rains

Dec.1998: Best of ?98

 

Jan.1999: Elizabeth Taylor

Feb.1999: William Powell

March 1999: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

April 1999: Dennis Morgan

May 1999: Bette Davis

June 1999: Mickey Rooney

July1999: Natalie Wood

August 1999: Peter Sellers

Sept.1999: Norma Shearer

Oct. 1999: Gregory Peck

Nov. 1999: Ginger Rogers

Dec. 1999: Burt Lancaster

 

Jan. 2000: Debbie Reynolds

Feb. 2000: Robert Ryan

March 2000: 31 Days of Oscars (probably)

April 2000: Spencer Tracy

May 2000: Alexis Smith

June 2000:Wallace Beery

July 2000: Judy Garland

August 2000: film debuts

Sept 2000: Jane Wyman

October 2000: Dick Powell

Nov 2000: Frank Sinatra

Dec. 2000: Lauren Bacall

 

Jan. 2001: Elvis Presley

Feb.2001: Jean Hagen

March 2001: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

Apr.2001: Knighted Actors

May 2001: Jean Harlow

June 2001: W.C. Fields

July 2001: Ann Sothern

Aug.2001: James Garner

Sept. 2001: Robert Taylor

Oct. 2001: Lana Turner

Nov.2001: Glenn Ford

Dec.2001: The Marx Brothers

 

Jan. 2002: Marlene Dietrich

Feb. 2002: Kirk Douglas

March 2002: 31 Days of Oscar

April 2002: Barbara Stanwyck

May 2002: Edward G. Robinson

June 2002: Greta Garbo

July 2002: Sidney Poitier

Aug. 2002: Joan Crawford

Sept. 2002: Van Heflin

Oct. 2002: Final films

Nov. 2002: Shelly Winters

Dec. 2002: Montgomery Clift

 

Jan. 2003: Doris Day

Feb. 2003: John Garfield

Mar. 2003: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr. 2003: Harold Lloyd

May 2003: Olivia de Havilland

June 2003: TV Actors in Films

July 2003: Lee Marvin

Aug. 2003: 1st Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept. 2003: James Mason

Oct. 2003: Boris Karloff

Nov. 2003: Shirley MacLaine

Dec. 2003: David Niven

 

Jan. 2004: Katherine Hepburn

Feb.2004: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2004: Charles Chaplin

Apr. 2004: Judy Garland

May 2004: Greer Garson

June 2004: Cary Grant

July 2004: Stars That Died Before Their Time

Aug.2004: 2nd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2004: Myrna Loy

Oct. 2004: Peter Lorre

Nov.2004: Clark Gable

Dec. 2004: James Stewart

 

Jan.2005: Canadian Actors

Feb. 2005: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2005: Claudette Colbert

Apr. 2005: Errol Flynn

May 2005: Orson Welles

June 2005: Ingrid Bergman

July 2005: Audrey Hepburn

Aug. 2005: 3rd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2005: Greta Garbo

Oct.2005: Robert Mitchum

Nov.2005: Joan Fontaine

Dec. 2005: Bing Crosby

 

Jan. 2006: Robert Montgomery

Feb.2006: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2006: Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

Apr.2006: Deborah Kerr

May 2006: Bette Davis

June 2006: Anthony Quinn

July 2006: Elizabeth Taylor

Aug.2006: 4th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2006: William Holden

Oct.2006: Child Stars

Nov.2006: Lucille Ball

Dec. 2006: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.2007: Jean Arthur

Feb.2007: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2007: Gene Kelly

Apr.2007: Rita Hayworth

May 2007: John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn

June 2007: Ida Lupino

July 2007: Randolph Scott

Aug.2007: 5th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2007: A Star is Born (starmaking/breakthrough performances)

Oct.2007: Henry Fonda

Nov.2007: Guest Programmer Month

Dec.2007: Irene Dunne

 

 

 

Jan.2008: James Cagney

Feb.2008: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2008: Acting Dynasties

Apr.2008: Hedy Lamarr

May 2008: Frank Sinatra

June 2008: Sophia Loren

July 2008: Rosalind Russell

Aug.2008: 6th annual Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2008: Kay Francis

Oct.2008: Carole Lombard

Nov.2008: Charles Laughton

Dec. 2008: Joseph Cotton

 

Jan. 2009: Jack Lemmon

Feb. 2009: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2009: Ronald Reagan

April 2009: Funny Ladies and 15th Anniversary

May 2009: Sean Connery

June 2009: Great Directors

July 2009: Stewart Granger

August 2009: Summer Under the Stars

Sept. 2009: Claude Rains

Oct. 2009: Leslie Caron

Nov. 2009: Grace Kelly

Dec. 2009: Humphrey Bogart

 

Jan. 2010: ?The Method?

Feb. 2010: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2010: Ginger Rogers

April 2010: Robert Taylor

May 2010: Donna Reed

June 2010: Natalie Wood

July 2010: Gregory Peck

August 2010: SUTS

Sept. 2010: Vivien Leigh

Oct. 2010: Fredric March

Nov. 2010: Ava Gardner

Dec. 2010: Mickey Rooney

 

Jan. 2011: Peter Sellers

Feb. 2011: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2011: Jean Harlow

April 2011: Ray Milland

May 2011: Esther Williams

June 2011: Jean Simmons

July 2011: Singing Cowboys

August 2011: SUTS

Sept. 2011: Kirk Douglas

October 2011: Buster Keaton

Nov. 2011: Battle of the Blondes

Dec. 2011: William Powell

 

January 2012: Angela Lansbury

February 2012: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2012: Karl Malden

April 2012: Doris Day/Spring Break

May 2012: Joel McCrea

June 2012: Teen Idols

July 2012: Leslie Howard

August 2012: SUTS

Sept. 2012: Lauren Bacall

October 2012: Spencer Tracy

November 2012: Constance Bennett

December 2012: Barbara Stanwyck

 

January 2013: Loretta Young

February 2013: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2013: Greer Garson

April 2013: Laurence Olivier

May 2013: Tough Guys

June 2013: Eleanor Parker

July 2013: Paul Henreid

August 2013: SUTS

September 2013: Kim Novak

October 2013: Vincent Price

November 2013: Burt Lancaster

December 2013: Fred Astaire

January 2013: Joan Crawford

 

 

Salutes to Directors:

 

May 1994: George Cukor.

June 1994: Mervyn Leroy.

July 1994: Frank Capra - 11 films.

August 1994: Edward Dmytryk - 12 films.

September 1994: Busby Berkeley - 43 films.

October 1994: Lloyd Bacon - 55 films.

November 1994: Clarence Brown - 36 films.

December 1994: "Best of '94"

 

January 1995: Victor Sherman - 16 films.

February 1995: Frank Borzage - 19 films.

March 1995: Oscar month.

April 1995: Michael Curtiz - 40 films.

May 1995: Curtis Bernhardt - 15 films.

June 1995: George Sidney - 17 films.

July 1995: William Dieterle - 27 films.

August 1995: W.S. Van Dyke - 40 films.

September 1995: "Kings of the B's" - Edward Cahn, Phil Karlson, William Beaudine,

October 1995: William Wellman - 24 films.

November 1995: John Ford - 12 films.

December 1995: no director salute. "The Best of TCM 1995".

 

January 1996: "The Continental Touch" - Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, Jean Negulesco.

February 1996: John Sturges - 19 films.

March 1996: Oscar month.

April 1996: Stanley Donen - "more than ten" films, it says.

May 1996: Robert Wise - 20 films.

June 1996: Archie Mayo - 22 films.

July 1996: Sam Wood - 22 films.

August 1996: King Vidor - 14 films.

September 1996: Richard Thorpe - 52 films.

October 1996: Raoul Walsh - 27 films.

November 1996: Stars as Directors: Lionel Barrymore, Ray Milland, Woody Allen, Ida Lupino, Peter Fonda, Orson Welles, Charles Laughton, Marlon Brando, Jerry Lewis, etc.

December 1996: "Best of TCM 1996".

January 1997: S. Sylvan Simon - "more than 19 films". it says.

 

*Summer Under the Stars:*

 

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS:

Aug. 2003: James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Peter O'Toole, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Katherine Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Gene Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Doris Day, William Holden.

 

August 2004: John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds, Sidney Poitier, Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Jean Harlow, Laurence Olivier, Doris Day, Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Ginger Rogers, Charles Chaplin, Shirley MacLaine, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Esther Williams, Kirk Douglas.

 

August 2005: Lauren Bacall, James Cagney, Joel McCrea, Alec Guinness, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Shelley Winters, Ray Milland, Lena Horne, Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Cary Grant, Glenn Ford, Fred Astaire, Donna Reed, James Garner, Irene Dunne, Marlon Brando, James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Joan Crawford, Basil Rathbone, Sophia Loren, Norma Shearer, Randolph Scott, Spencer Tracy, William Holden, Constance Bennett, Deborah Kerr, Humphrey Bogart

 

August 2006: Angela Lansbury, Groucho Marx, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Doris Day, Nurt Lancaster, Claire Trevor, Jane Powell, John Garfield, Katherine Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Walter Matthau, Lana Turner, Richard Dix, Joseph Cotten, Carole Lombard, Bela Lugosi, Audrey Hepburn, Lee Marvin, David Niven, Rita Hayworth,Van Johnson, Ann Sothern, James Stewart, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Hedy Lamarr, Ingrid Bergman, Sidney Poitier, Barbara Stanwyck.

 

August 2007: Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O?Toole, Joan Crawford, William Holden, James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Vincent Price, Doris Day, Alan Ladd, June Allyson, Ernest Borgnine, Joan Bennett, Elvis Presley, Maureen O?Hara, Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn, Rosalind Russell, Gary Cooper, Ann Miller, Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Loretta Young, Roy Rogers, Mary Astor, Buster Keaton, Sean Connery.

 

August 2008: Michael Caine, Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, Marie Dressler, Claude Rains, Anne Bancroft, Greta Garbo, James Garner, Fred MacMurray, Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Kim Novak, Peter Lorre, Greer Garson, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jack Palance, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Ava Gardner, Trevor Howard, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Henry Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.

 

August 2009: Henry Fonda, James Mason, Marion Davies, James Coburn, Harold Lloyd, Judy Garland, Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Dirk Bogarde, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gloria Grahame, Sidney Poitier, Deborah Kerr, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Jones, John Wayne, Red Skelton, Miriam Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Sterling Hayden, Angela Lansbury, Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Yul Brynner, Ida Lupino, Frank Sinatra, Peter Sellers, Jean Arthur, Claire Bloom

 

August 2010:

1.) Basil Rathbone, 2.) Julie Christie, 3.) Steve McQueen, 4.) Ethel Barrymore, 5.) Woody Strode, 6.) Ingrid Bergman, 7.) Errol Flynn, 8.) Bob Hope, 9.) Warren Beatty, 10.) Kathryn Grayson, 11.) Walter Matthau, 12.) Norma Shearer, 13.) Robert Ryan, 14.) Gene Tierney, 15.) Margaret O'Brien, 16.) Lauren Bacall, 17.) Robert Stack, 18.) Ann Sheridan, 19.) Walter Pidgeon, 20.) Katharine Hepburn, 21.) Paul Newman, 22.) John Mills, 23.) Elizabeth Taylor, 24.) John Gilbert, 25.) Maureen O'Hara, 26.) Lee Remick, 27.) Olivia de Havilland, 28.) Peter O'Toole, 29.) Henry Fonda, 30.) Thelma Todd, 31.) Clint Eastwood

 

August 2011:

1- Marlon Brandon

2- Paulette Goddard

3- Bette Davis

4- Ronald Colman

5- John Garfield

6- Lucille Ball

7- Ralph Bellamy

8- Orson Welles

9- Ann Dvorak

10- Shirley MacLaine

11- Ben Johnson

12- Claudette Colbert

13- Jimmy Stewart

14- Charles Laughton

15- Lon Chaney

16- Joanne Woodward

17- Humphrey Bogart

18- Jean Gabin

19- Debbie Reynolds

20- Montgomery Clift

21- Cary Grant

22- Joan Crawford

23- Conrad Veidt

24- Joan Blondell

25- Burt Lancaster

26- Peter Lawford

27- Linda Darnell

28- Carole Lombard

29- Anne Francis

30- Howard Keel

 

August 2012:

This year's SUTS (first-time honorees are marked with an asterisk):

 

1. John Wayne

2. Myrna Loy

3. Johnny Weismuller*

4. Marilyn Monroe*

5. Claude Rains

6. Van Heflin*

7. Sidney Poitier

8. Rita Hayworth

9. Toshiro Mifune*

10. Lionel Barrymore*

11. James Mason

12. Ginger Rogers

13. Deborah Kerr

14. James Cagney

15. Lillian Gish*

16. Elvis Presley

17. Katharine Hepburn

18. Freddie Bartholomew*

19. Eva Marie Saint*

20. Anthony Quinn*

21. Kay Francis*

22. Jack Lemmon

23. Gene Kelly

24. Irene Dunne

25. Tyrone Power*

26. Gary Cooper

27. Jeanette MacDonald*

28. Ava Gardner

29. James Caan*

30. Warren William*

31. Ingrid Bergman

 

 

August 2013:

 

1..HUMPHREY BOGART

2..DORIS DAY

3..ALEC GUINNESS

4..MARY BOLAND

5..CHARLTON HESTON

6..JOAN FONTAINE

7..FRED MACMURRAY

8..RAMON NOVARRO

9..STEVE MCQUEEN

10..LANA TURNER

11..HENRY FONDA

12..CATHERINE DENEUVE

13..MICKEY ROONEY

14..BETTE DAVIS

15..GREGORY PECK

16..ANN BLYTH

17..WALLACE BEERY

18..NATALIE WOOD

19..RANDOLPH SCOTT

20..HATTIE MCDANIEL

21..WILLIAM HOLDEN

22.MAGGIE SMITH

23..ELIZABETH TAYLOR

24..CHARLES COBURN

25..CLARK GABLE

26..JEANNE CRAIN

27..MARTIN BALSAM

28..SHIRLEY JONES

29..GLENDA FARRELL

30..KIRK DOUGLAS

31..REX HARRISON

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There is an error concerning SOTM July 2013. I want to print this entire list so I won't have to keep looking back and forth.

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Thanks for catching that, I meant to type Paul Henreid, not sure why I typed Muni instead.

 

I corrected the typo and you should be able to print it out now.

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Thanks a lot! I appreciate that. I finally have the entire list for my files. I'll only print future updates later on.

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I've reviewed all the Star of the Month listings and there is to this viewer a glaring omission. Too many "character" or supporting actors/actresses are missing from these lists.  Where is Walter Brennan, Eve Arden, Agnes Moorhead, Jack Carson, Fay Bainter, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, James Gleason, Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Roland Young, Anne Revere, Selena Royle.

 

Walter Brennan, Eve Arden, Agnes Moorhead, Jack Carson, Billie Burke and Fay Bainter are major glaring omissions. I really think it's time for TCM to recognize these incredible actors/actresses who make the "leads" look good.  Walter Brennan and Eve Arden and Agnes Moorhead's careers are longer than many of the Stars of the Month.  Bring on the character actor and actress as Stars of the Month.

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I've reviewed all the Star of the Month listings and there is to this viewer a glaring omission. Too many "character" or supporting actors/actresses are missing from these lists.  Where is Walter Brennan, Eve Arden, Agnes Moorhead, Jack Carson, Fay Bainter, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, James Gleason, Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Roland Young, Anne Revere, Selena Royle.

 

Walter Brennan, Eve Arden, Agnes Moorhead, Jack Carson, Billie Burke and Fay Bainter are major glaring omissions. I really think it's time for TCM to recognize these incredible actors/actresses who make the "leads" look good.  Walter Brennan and Eve Arden and Agnes Moorhead's careers are longer than many of the Stars of the Month.  Bring on the character actor and actress as Stars of the Month.

 

Many at this forum has suggested that supporting actors (or character actors),  be featured as part of SOTM.  

 

I don't support that since to me a 'star' is someone with "before the title" billing;  a leading player.   e.g. if there was a food program called "Entrée of the Month' it shouldn't feature French fries since that is a side dish.  

 

So instead I wish TCM would have a new series called Supporting Actors of the Month;   This would be similar to SOTM but feature films by supporting actors;  maybe 2 - 4 actor each month (it needs to be more than one actor since there are so many fine supporting actors to feature).

 

PS:  Peter Lorre was Star of the Month in October 2004.    Lorre was the leading man in many films e.g. the Mr. Moto serial,  but his most famous roles are as a supporting player. 

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Many at this forum has suggested that supporting actors (or character actors),  be featured as part of SOTM.  

 

I don't support that since to me a 'star' is someone with "before the title" billing;  a leading player.   e.g. if there was a food program called "Entrée of the Month' it shouldn't feature French fries since that is a side dish.  

 

I like your analogy, it's great...though some performers moved between both categories. Even someone like Bette Davis started out in supporting roles. And what about a star like Burt Reynolds who was the greatest money-making headliner in the 70s, who wound up doing supporting roles in something like BOOGIE NIGHTS.

 

And then we have people like Charles Coburn and Marjorie Main that were for the most part character actors, but did get above the title billing in many of the B films and modestly budgeted programmers to which they were assigned.

 

A few years ago in August, TCM started including character actors and actresses during Summer Under the Stars. Mary Boland, Thelma Ritter and Hattie McDaniel were all honored. I don't think Hattie was ever even third- or fourth-billed in any movie.

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[...]A few years ago in August, TCM started including character actors and actresses during Summer Under the Stars. Mary Boland, Thelma Ritter and Hattie McDaniel were all honored. I don't think Hattie was ever even third- or fourth-billed in any movie.

 

Whenever this comes up I think the same thing: Not all character actors are created equal. There's a difference between someone like Allen Jenkins, who plays the same character in every film; and someone like Lionel Barrymore, who was a star in his own right. There was such a thing as a star character actor that played large and small parts and many different types of characters. Walter Brennan is one, and so is Basil Rathbone, Dan Duryea, Edward Arnold, Akim Tamiroff, and one George Sanders. To me it's these people that need to be phased in first, (with equal excursions into European and foreign language film stars, as well as silent stars and more recent ones, (Dolores del Rio, Jean Gabin, Dirk Bogarde, etc.)) And SUTS should be for people who won't make SOTM in the foreseeable future, like Allen Jenkins.

 

That is my vision. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

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Whenever this comes up I think the same thing: Not all character actors are created equal. There's a difference between someone like Allen Jenkins, who plays the same character in every film; and someone like Lionel Barrymore, who was a star in his own right. There was such a thing as a star character actor that played large and small parts and many different types of characters. Walter Brennan is one, and so is Basil Rathbone, Dan Duryea, Edward Arnold, Akim Tamiroff, and one George Sanders. To me it's these people that need to be phased in first, (with equal excursions into European and foreign language film stars, as well as silent stars and more recent ones, (Dolores del Rio, Jean Gabin, Dirk Bogarde, etc.)) And SUTS should be for people who won't make SOTM in the foreseeable future, like Allen Jenkins.

 

That is my vision. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

I don't think TCM has a formula that says people who will never be SOTM can instead be featured in August. By your definition above, the heavyweights like Cary Grant and Liz Taylor should only be SOTM so we can make room for the guys like Allen Jenkins. 

 

I like your idea of a star character actor but even then we are going to have people like Brian Donlevy who starred in many pictures and when he played support he was more of a second lead, not really a character actor. 

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Whenever this comes up I think the same thing: Not all character actors are created equal. There's a difference between someone like Allen Jenkins, who plays the same character in every film; and someone like Lionel Barrymore, who was a star in his own right. There was such a thing as a star character actor that played large and small parts and many different types of characters. Walter Brennan is one, and so is Basil Rathbone, Dan Duryea, Edward Arnold, Akim Tamiroff, and one George Sanders. To me it's these people that need to be phased in first, (with equal excursions into European and foreign language film stars, as well as silent stars and more recent ones, (Dolores del Rio, Jean Gabin, Dirk Bogarde, etc.)) And SUTS should be for people who won't make SOTM in the foreseeable future, like Allen Jenkins.

 

That is my vision. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

 

I wouldn't say Allen Jenkins played the same character in every film.  e.g.  his role in Dead End as Bogie's gangster buddy was much different than his role in Ball of Fire.    There are other examples.

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  Where is Walter Brennan, Eve Arden, Agnes Moorhead, Jack Carson, Fay Bainter, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, James Gleason, Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Roland Young, Anne Revere, Selena Royle.

 

Star means someone who can carry a picture on their own.  None of the actors listed could or did.  A supporting or character actor spotlight would be nice.

 

Some actors as others have mentioned were both leads and supporting.  Walter Huston was a lead early in his career, and later became an exceptional character actor.  He would be good as a STOM.

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