Robert Osborne was a staple of Turner Classic Movies for years, offering sparkling and smart introductions to the classic movies aired on the channel. Now, on what would have been his 89th birthday, AFI is launching a virtual gallery of Osborne’s introductions, coinciding nicely with this year’s virtual TCM Film Festival, running through this weekend.
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Last month, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne sadly passed away after spending years dedicated to showcasing must-see classic films and spreading his passion for cinema. Though Osborne had reduced his role at TCM in recent years, the channel’s program The Essentials was left without a host in the wake of his death. But TCM announced a worthy replacement today.
Alec Baldwin has been hired to take over The Essentials on TCM starting in May. After co-hosting the show with Robert Osborne for three season from 2009 through 2011, Baldwin is the perfect pick to take over, especially after the bond that he struck interviewing Osborne for TCM’s Private Screenings for the channel’s 20th anniversary.
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You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who loved movies as much as Robert Osborne, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies ever since the cable network launched back in 1994. Sadly, Osborne has gone to that great movie theater in the sky as the television host and former actor has passed away at 84.
Below, we remember Robert Osborne’s dedication to cinema and some career milestones you may not have known about. Read More »