TCM Has Lost Their Longtime Host

@celticeagle (117235)
Boise, Idaho
March 6, 2017 4:50pm CST
For those of you that love the classic movies and have had the pleasure of watching TCM, today they announced that the long time pleasant voiced host is gone. His name is Robert Osborne and he was a wonderful host for movies on Turner Classic Movies. For longer than twenty years he was the man who seemed to know all the actors in every movie. He was always so warm and charismatic. Viewing classic movies was so pleasant with his introduction with little known facts and his personal meetings with these stars. He said that he kept a hand written log of his meetings and different experiences with the cinema stars. He is gone at 84. I wondered what was wrong. He had not been doing the introductions for several months. I had checked around but found nothing. I will sure miss him. He always added so much to the movies I watched.
American film historian started his career as an actor.
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@AmbiePam (48137)
• United States
7 Mar 17
I wonder if he ever wrote a book. I bet it would have been interesting.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
He wrote several. He was a film historian.
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@JohnRoberts (52198)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar 17
He had been ill for several years and missed the last two TCM film festivals. Sort of knew this day was coming soon.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
I noticed this too but couldn't find anything about what was wrong or how bad he was.
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@BelleStarr (37066)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Mar 17
I don't really watch TMC so I don't know him.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
He was a very good host and film historian.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 17
must have had some health decline at the end there
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
Yes, and I can't find anywhere what was wrong with him. It always just says "a undisclosed health....."
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Mar 17
@celticeagle being a celeb it may come out or it may not
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 17
@Jessicalynnt .....Depends on whether the family feels it might damage his persona with his fans.
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@dramagirl26 (3366)
• Ringgold, Virginia
7 Mar 17
I loved him on TCM. He had a nice personality and truly loved classic movies. I loved it when he provided little known facts behind some of the films.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Mar 17
Yes, the other guy is good so that is good.
@marlina (71290)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
We lost a great old movies expert.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
Yes, he was quite the film historian. That is a lost art now days.
@connierebel (1571)
• United States
7 Mar 17
I love classic movies, but we don't have TV service, so I don't really know who he was. We watch movies and TV shows from DVD.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
I see. He was good at what he did.
@FourWalls (12916)
• United States
7 Mar 17
His knowledge was encyclopedic, and he was so warm and friendly on screen. This is really a sad day for TCM fans. There will be other hosts, but there will never be another one like Robert Osborne.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
No, they broke the mold. He started writing down stuff he learned from the stars until he had a big, thick book.
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@jstory07 (65291)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Mar 17
He had a good life and was a good host.
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@dfollin (12503)
• United States
7 Mar 17
Sorry to hear that. I do not watch that channel.
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