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Robert Osborne (II) (1932–2017)


Robert Osborne was the host on Turner Classic Movies from 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 instead ... See full bio »

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Known For

One Step Beyond
One Step Beyond Seaman Driscol
(1959)
Whirlybirds
Whirlybirds Anesthetist
(1959)
The Californians
The Californians Corey Harris
(1958)

Filmography

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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
Reporter
 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)
Anesthetist
- 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)
Man
- Black Bart The PO8 (1954) ... Man (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 | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Hommage

Alternate Names:

Bob Osborne

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Bette Davis] The biggest thing about Bette Davis was that she was nothing like the character Margo Channing in All About Eve (1950). She was a homemaker, a very New England lady, a great friend, a cook, she liked other women. So she wasn't competitive with women. She could very easily sit in a living-room with a lot of people and she didn't have to be the center of attention. She liked going ... See more »

Trivia:

Received an honorary degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California (2005). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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