TV tributes to Williams, Bacall announced

Disney and Turner Classic Movies paying respects

With a combined 176 acting credits between them, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall were each bona fide Hollywood icons and in true Hollywood fashion, several television networks are lining up to pay tribute after their deaths this week.

Disney Channel announced Thursday they will remember Williams, 63, by airing the beloved Disney animated film “Aladdin” several times this weekend across three channels.

The 1992 movie will run 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 on Disney Channel (all are Eastern time). On Aug. 17, it will play at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Disney XD, and at 6 p.m. on Disney Junior. The movie will play again 11 a.m. Aug. 18 on Disney Junior, according to a release from Disney Channel.

Williams voiced the Genie in “Aladdin,” described as “the 1992 film’s treasured character,” by Disney.

Turner Classic Movies also announced Thursday they will be honoring Bacall, 89, with a 24-hour marathon of her films next month. The marathon will begin 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and wrap Sept. 16, which would have been the actress’s 90th birthday.

“Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of cinema,’” TCM presenter Robert Osborne said in a statement.

TCM’s marathon will include Bacall’s debut in 1944’s “To Have and Have Not,” as well as her four films with late-husband Humphrey Bogart, including 1946’s “The Big Sleep” and 1947’s “Dark Passage.” Click here for the marathon’s full schedule.

Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday in California. Bacall died Tuesday in New York City after suffering a stroke, according to CNN.

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