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Anyone who loves classic movies knows this man! He was our host and commentator for many years on our beloved Turner Classic Movies channel. I always loved his intros and outros. He was a genuine movie lover and it came across when he spoke. We'll miss you, Mr. Osborne. I pray that you will rest in peace. Here is a news release about his passing from Variety Magazine:

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Comment by Anthony Caranci on March 8, 2017 at 10:58am

To me, four of the most famous words in Cable Television are:

"Hi, I'm Robert Osborne." Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us fans who love classic films. Sadly, I never had the opportunity to meet him, but what I'll always remember is that, at times, some of the intro/outro stories may have had some negativity in them because of the director, star, or circumstances, but Mr. Osborne would  always end them on a positive note. And that's the legacy of Robert Osborne I'll always remember:

"Focus on the positive and don't dwell on the negative."

Rest in peace Mr. Osborne. You were loved by many, and we'll all miss you. The world is a lesser place with your passing.

Comment by Midge on March 8, 2017 at 4:48am

Thanks to TCM, Robert Osborne became a star in his own right, perhaps as big a star as many he interviewed. But there was never any trace of ego.  It was always about the movies, not him. He was a true gentleman, kind and considerate not only to the stars but to all his fans. That's a rare quality these days. We will not see his like again.

Comment by Rosie Sayer on March 7, 2017 at 8:10pm

I'm so glad that I have some movies recorded off TCM, complete with Robert's introduction. I will miss him sorely.

Comment by Patrisha on March 7, 2017 at 6:45pm
I met Robert Osborne in Georgia at a Gone With the Wind event more than once, I will never forget how wonderfully nice he was. I ended up having a couple of photos taken with him at different times and kept thinking how I would like to get him to autograph one so I asked at the end of one of the events if I could get his address for this purpose. He wrote it down for me, I was never so surprised as I was when I saw that it was his home address. Sadly, I put off sending those pics so I never did get to tell him what a pleasure it was to meet him...He was truly a gentleman and a wonderful film historian. The world has lost a tremendous treasure with his passing...
Comment by Usemickss on March 7, 2017 at 10:34am

Though I never met Mr. Osborne personally, I feel like I knew him as a friend for over Twenty Years. I always loved the classic movies from Hollywood's golden age since I was a child. Romance, Drama, Swashbucklers, Intrigue, History, Suspense, and most off all, escape with entertainment to go places and dream. Mr. Osborn over the years has most educational and enlightening to the Classic movie fan such as my self. Mr. Osborne was instrumental for improving my love and enjoyment in cinema in more ways than I can count. He was a true treasure for TCM and even more importantly a true mentor for me personally. THANK YOU MR. OSBORNE may you rest in peace.

Comment by Ktrek on March 7, 2017 at 9:48am

How wonderful that you were able to meet him, Debbie! I have been a fan of TCM and consequently of him since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, I never got an opportunity to meet him, but I felt like a knew him having watched him for so many years.

Comment by Debbie Moore on March 7, 2017 at 9:45am
I was lucky enough to meet Robert Osborne back in 2009 at the 70th Anniversary celebration for Gone With the Wind in Atlanta. He was charming, gracious and so very nice. Meeting him was a high point of the weekend. RIP, Robert. You were a class act!


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