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Robert Osborne (II)

Robert Osborne has been the host on Turner Classic Movies since its inception in 1994, in large part due to his deep and abiding love and knowledge of film. Osborne got his start working for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The ever-perspicacious Ball suggested that Osborne combine his interest in classic film and training in journalism, and write ... See full bio »

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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Essentials
The Essentials Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
3D: A Brief History
Hitchcock and 'Stage Fright'
Hitchcock and 'Stage Fright' Himself - Film Historian


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 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Robert Osborne
- Kimmy's in a Love Triangle! (2015) ... Robert Osborne (uncredited)
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
 1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Jeff Taylor
- The Clampetts Strike Oil (1962) ... Jeff Taylor (as Bob Osborne)
 1961 Twenty Plus Two
Sailor with Dance Tickets (uncredited)
 1960 Spartacus
Guard (uncredited)
 1960 Psycho
Man (uncredited)
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Seaman Driscol
- Brainwave (1959) ... Seaman Driscol (as Bob Osborne)
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
- The Challenge (1959) ... Anesthetist
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Chain of Command (1959)
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Corey Harris
- Dangerous Journey (1958) ... Corey Harris
 1954 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
!st Stage Driver
- Black Bart (1954) ... !st Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(book) "50 Golden Years of Oscar: The Official History of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". La Habra, CA: ESE California, 1979. ISBN 0912076305 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Osborne


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Hedy Lamarr] No 1930s Meryl Streep , maybe, and I'm sure she never gave Bette Davis or Ingrid Bergman a sleepless night in the 1940s, although one critic in reviewing Hedy's performance in the 1946 film The Strange Woman did note that "Bette Davis couldn't have done it better." The problem for Hedy was always "that face," which consistently overshadowed the acting prowess and versatility she ... See more »


Graduated from the University of Washington's School of Journalism. See more »

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