Starcat53 replied to CinemaInternational's topic in General DiscussionsPrivate Screenings with Robert Osborne just finished playing on TCM and I am again in awe of a man who grabbed my attention with his intelligence and abundance of fascinating stories told in a way that talks directly to everyone who listens. Mr. Osborne had quite a talent and I hope he knows how much he will be missed and how much we loved to see his gentle manner and love of show business bring us so much just by introducing movies. I could listen to him for hours. The movie era that I grew up with is long gone. The movie era before I was born was even more fascinating, and Robert brought that to us in his interviews with the stars and telling us the background of some of the best movies I've ever seen. I do think "Now Voyager" will always be my favorite movie and Robert had wonderful things to say about it. It's painful to know he has left us. No one can take his place. He was a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Starcat53 replied to CinemaInternational's topic in General DiscussionsA true gentleman has left us. I am a fan of 30's and 40's movies and I always wanted them introduced by Mr. Osborne when I tuned into TCM. His gentle manner and display of class just brought something to the TCM program like no other. I'm sorry to see him go, condolences to his family and friends. An enormous loss to us fans of TCM.