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Robert Osborne

  • Birthplace: Colfax, Washington
  • Birthday: May 03
Date of passing: 
March 06, 2017

Robert Osborne was the primetime host and anchor of the Peabody award winning Turner Classic Movies television network since TCM made it's on-air debut in April 1994. He was also known as the official biographer of "Oscar" because of a series of books he wrote on the subject of the motion picture industry's annual Academy Awards, his latest being 80 Years of the Oscar, an updated version of an earlier edition and written at the request of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Robert Osborne was the primetime host and anchor of the Peabody award winning Turner Classic Movies television network since TCM made it's on-air debut in April 1994. He was also known as the official biographer of "Oscar" because of a series of books he wrote on the subject of the motion picture industry's annual Academy Awards, his latest being 80 Years of the Oscar, an updated version of an earlier edition and written at the request of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was also the host of the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood held at the legendary Grauman's Chinese theatre and other festival venues, a gathering of world-wide film enthusiasts which launched in April 2010.

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Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne

Photo credit: 
AP