Marsha Hunt, the 103-year-old actor and activist from the Golden Age of Hollywood, is set to be honored with a day of movies on TCM capped off by the channel's first airing of Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity, a doc on her storied life and career.
Hunt was discovered 85 years ago, and went on to appear in over 50 films before she was blacklisted. After that, she used her voice to condemn the practice, and to uplift others unfairly targeted, whether for their politics, their sexual orientation or any other unfair reason.
Hunt was on the fateful October 1947 trip to D.C. to support the Hollywood 19, and is the last person alive who appears in this iconic photo:
TCM will spotlight Hunt with showings of her films on Friday, December 11, including Pride and Prejudice (1940), Flight Command (1940), Bride by Mistake (1944) and Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947).
The airing of the doc will follow her films, and yes, Marsha will be watching ... from the same home in which she's lived since 1946!