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Robert Osborne passed away

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Posted on March 6, 2017 at 21:42:21
eppis1
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The sweet, old face of TCM will be missed. I spend most of my tv watching time on that channel, and his soothing personality was a tonic for this old film buff. He's been off air for a long time, so his passing comes as no surprise. I love TCM and R.O., and it will be so sad without him.

 

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RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 7, 2017 at 09:03:06
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:-(


-Wendell

 

RE: I've missed him for some time..., posted on March 7, 2017 at 13:43:47
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News of his passing is not unexpected, yet....he was such a fixture at TCM I found it difficult to accept anyone else for their movie lead-ins and live programming. That said,and after some lengthy period of adjustment, I now find Ben Mankiewicz entirely acceptible as Osborne's successor. Who else could it have been?!

Time marches on eternally, even though we humans do not.

-Steve

 

RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 7, 2017 at 15:04:12
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He was a wealth of Film knowledge. A great one- R.I.P.

 

RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 11, 2017 at 18:45:20
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He was a great man. We used to have lunch.

 

RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 17, 2017 at 00:06:32
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Laughing...

 

RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 17, 2017 at 00:07:09
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On a serious tip, whom is in-line to replace RO? Those shoes will not be easy to fulfill.

 

RE: Robert Osborne passed away, posted on March 20, 2017 at 22:54:59
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Ben Mankiewicz has been the "go to guy" while Osborne made his decline into ill health. He's well suited to replace the irreplaceable one. Though a little edgier in the humor department, he's a solid host. TCM is such a jewel, that it would be hard to wreck. Their choices for hosts have always been pretty good.

 

A small bit of personal trivia, posted on March 20, 2017 at 23:07:34
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Mr Osborne lived in Manhattan at the corner of 57th street and 7th avenue, in a residential apartment building called the Osborne. He bought in there back in the early 1980's, when you could still get a spot in the building for a reasonable sub-fortune. I spent a little time there, cause I had a rich aunt who lived there, back in the 1960-1970 era. Great place to live.

 

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