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Robin Leach

  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Birthday: August 29
Date of passing: 
August 24, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Robin Leach was a British entertainment reporter and writer.

Beginning his career as a print journalist in England, in 1963, Leach immigrated to the United States. He wrote for several American newspapers, including the New York Daily News, People and Ladies' Home Journal, before launching GO Magazine in 1967, and then became show business editor of The Star.

Robin Leach was a British entertainment reporter and writer.

Beginning his career as a print journalist in England, in 1963, Leach immigrated to the United States. He wrote for several American newspapers, including the New York Daily News, People and Ladies' Home Journal, before launching GO Magazine in 1967, and then became show business editor of The Star.

Leach got his start in television as a regular contributor to AM Los Angeles, with Regis Philbin and Sarah Purcell. Other television work includes reporting for CNN, People Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, and helping start Good Morning Australia, as well as the Food Network.

Leach became best known for hosting the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from 1984 to 1995. The show focused on profiling well-known celebrities and their lavish homes, cars and other materialistic details.

In 1999, Leach moved to Las Vegas, where he wrote for the Las Vegas Sun, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the VegasDeluxe.com website.

Leach died August 24, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 76.

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Robin Leach

Robin Leach

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

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