TCM's Robert Osborne-Dead at 84

TCM's Robert Osborne-Dead at 84

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:18 pm

Seems like while We were trying to figure out why Our Coal Board wasn't available,TCM's vaunted Host and Human Encyclopedia of Movies Past,namely Mr. Robert Osborne,filed his last interview and passed away in his sleep on 6Mar2017.

As far as I'm concerned,no one cut through the fog of Old Celluloid better than the Osborne. He did it for 23 years on TCM. I've enjoyed every damned one of them. A consumate Gentleman,he just did it right,every time. My Arch Enemy,Alec Baldwin,gets a rare Free Pass from me regarding his collaboration with The Osborne.... Yes,it was that good !

They're celebrating The Osborne's work this entire weekend on TCM. See it before it's concluded........ I'm a little surprised at just how much I'm going to miss the Old Boy !

Roll The Film,Bob !~ :angel:
Hambden Bob
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Re: TCM's Robert Osborne-Dead at 84

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:43 pm

Agreed, I liked him as well. As I mentioned before I don't have cable or satellite service but my mom watches TCM constantly, so I have seen it at her place.
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Re: TCM's Robert Osborne-Dead at 84

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 pm

Nice post Bob! When I was a youngen my mom would curl up on the sofa and watch old films, mostly all were black and white...and she would tell me how much better the actors, writers, and plots were. We would share a string of Ritz Crackers or Saltines with peanut butter, mom would have tea and I would pray we had ginger ale.

Fast forward, mom still loves the old movies and so do I, if I'm watching the tube it's either news, sport, or TCM not in that order. The last few yrs I really enjoyed Robert Osborne's interviews and his 2 minute dialog setting up the next movie or the occasional intermission. Mr Osborne brought the 30's, 40's, and 50's into your living room and educated viewers to times not witnessed.

 He was the Eternal gentleman as stated and will be missed. R.I.P. Robert Oborne.
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Re: TCM's Robert Osborne-Dead at 84

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:32 pm

Yup, he was good. Had TCM on cable off and on over the years. We love the old movies. Especially the fact that you can hear what the actors are saying because they are not being drowned out by the non-stop music of just about every movie made for the past couple of decades.

He will be missed. RIP.

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