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Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 2:28 p.m. PST

Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84.


Always liked him.

May he RIP

Tacitus06 Mar 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Great voice. He brought relevance to films I've never even heard of; he made me want to stay tuned to watch. RIP

boy wundyr x Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

And his love of films always came through too, without getting too arty.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

Tacitus +1. His discussions and introductions were fun to watch and hear.

pmwalt06 Mar 2017 6:58 p.m. PST

He had a wonderful way of describing films and a wonderful voice too. He'll be missed.

chuck05 Fezian06 Mar 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

I always enjoyed his work. He will be missed.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Robert Osborne was television greatness. His smooth and calming voice was distinctive as he introduced each movie that was shown during primetime hours with an encyclopedic and teaching manner. After American Movie Classics transformed itself into "AMC", Mr. Osborne and Turner Classic Movies remained, becoming true beacons of the presentation and preservation of classic films.

I believe TCM is in good hands with their two young on-air hosts, and although Mr. Osborne has passed, his steady influence will continue to exist fresh and strong at the network for the foreseeable future.

Godspeed, Mr. Osborne, and thank you very, very much.

Old Wolfman07 Mar 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Always enjoyed his intros and other commentaries he made about the films on TCM. Rest easy,chief,and thanks for everything.

Who asked this joker07 Mar 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

What Saginaw said. RIP Mr. Osborne.

abelp0107 Mar 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Also what Saginaw said. RIP Sir, thank you for the great times!

Coelacanth07 Mar 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

Rest in peace, and thank you.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 12:29 a.m. PST

Wow. RIP sir.


Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

His commentary was often more entertaining than the movie itself.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

He was an asset for an already great channel. What a concept! To present a classic movie full length, unsullied with irrelevant commercials and given background by a well-educated and charming host. He will be missed.

Old Wolfman10 Mar 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

And there's going to be a 48 hour tribute to the man ,by TCM.

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