o/t: Robert Osborne

Just a note to record my sadness on learning just now of the death of movie scholar and historian Robert Osborne (May 3 1932–March 6 2017), for many years the “face” of Turner Classic Movies.

One of those people of whom I’ve never heard a bad word spoken, he gave expert introductions to countless elderly movies for TCM, including of course films noirs galore. He’ll be much missed.

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9 thoughts on “o/t: Robert Osborne

  1. Sorry to see him go as he seems to have been incredibly well-liked. He had a good innings of course but what is sadder to me is that I think a whole approach to film appreciation is dying with him

    • Too true!

      I’m not sure why this and the other two went into moderation. If you could comment somewhere later this evening, it could me useful as a I do a post mortem.

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