TCM will honor Christopher Lee with film tribute

Jeff Pfeiffer

Legendary actor Christopher Lee passed away June 7 at the age of 93. Known to generations of filmgoers largely for his villainous and horror roles, Lee’s memorable presence spanned from the classic Hammer horror films (most notably Dracula), where he was often paired with Peter Cushing; to deadly assassin Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun; to the turncoat wizard Saruman in the Lord of the Rings films; and evil Sith Lord Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels. All told, Lee’s film career encompassed more than 275 credits.

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Several of Lee’s most famous appearances from the 1950s into the 1970s will be featured on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on June 22, when the network remembers the actor with an eight-film tribute.

TCM Remembers Christopher Lee – Monday, June 22 (All times Eastern)

6:15am: The Mummy (1959)

8am: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

9:30am: Horror of Dracula (1959)

11am: Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)

12:45pm: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)

2:30pm: Horror Express (1972)

4pm: The Three Musketeers (1973)

6pm: The Four Musketeers (1974)

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