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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 Seaman Driscol
(1959)
Whirlybirds Anesthetist
(1959)
(2018)

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)
 1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Weather Announcer
- Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959) ... Weather Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 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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Show Show Thanks (24 credits)
Show Show Self (94 credits)
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Other Works:

(book) "60 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards". New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. ISBN 0896599523 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:

Somebody, I think it was Pauline Kael, called Around the World in 80 Days (1956) the worst Best Picture, and you know, I'd like to slap her silly for that. It's very hard to judge, because it may look like a mistake to you today, judging from 2010 while watching it on TCM or whatever, but at the time it meant something totally different. In the case of Around the World in Eighty Days, that's a ... See more »

Trivia:

In March 2018, Turner Classic Movies announced the establishment of the Robert Osborne Award, to be presented at the annual TCM Classic Film Festival "to an individual whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come." The inaugural recipient was film director Martin Scorsese. See more »

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