Turner Classic Movies Has Released Its ‘TCM Remembers 2023’ In Memoriam Video

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Suzanne Somers, shown here in a scene from American Graffiti, is among the stars we lost in 2023 who is commemorated in the TCM Remembers 2023 video

Since 1995, a year after its launch, Turner Classic Movies has been making year-end “TCM Remembers” video tribute montages to creative artists, primarily from the world of film, who have passed away over a given year (you can watch the first TCM Remembers here). This is in addition to doing a great job throughout the year featuring special programming tributes for especially notable people. These popular videos are always well produced and pretty comprehensive, and often better received by viewers than similar montages put together each year by the Academy Awards.

This week, the network released its TCM Remembers 2023 memorial video, and the nearly five-minute montage is, as usual, a classy and respectful farewell and look back at notables we lost this past year. As part of my job here and in print, and just personally as a fan of creative artists, I take note whenever an important name is lost during a year (even if it is not necessarily a household name), but the TCM Remembers 2023 video has a few people that I had missed during 2023.

Check out TCM Remembers 2023:

TCM will also be airing an “In Memoriam” programming event on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, beginning at 8pm ET. This will be an evening of films starring or produced by great talents we lost over the past year (who have not already been honored with stand-alone tributes on the network).

Remembered during the Dec. 28 In Memoriam lineup will be Paul Reubens, with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985); Melinda Dillon, with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar-nominated performance in Absence of Malice (1981); Glenda Jackson, with her Best Actress Oscar-nominated performance in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971); Treat Williams, with Hair (1979); Jane Birkin, with Blow-Up (1966); and producer Bert I. Gordon, with Village of the Giants (1965).