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Shirley Temple tribute planned on TCM

Shirley Temple tribute planned on TCM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it plans to pay tribute to the late Hollywood screen icon and U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black.
Kim Novak to be honored at TCM film fest

Kim Novak to be honored at TCM film fest

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Kim Novak is to be honored at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, organizers said Tuesday.
'Casablanca' returning to the big screen

'Casablanca' returning to the big screen

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Casablanca" is returning to 450 U.S. theaters this month to mark the screen classic's 70th anniversary, organizers of the screenings said.

TCM plans Arabs-in-cinema programming

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it is preparing to air a month-long movie event called "Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film."
O'Toole to be honored at TCM film fest

O'Toole to be honored at TCM film fest

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Irish-born actor Peter O'Toole's hand and footprints are to be enshrined in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, organizers said.

TCM sets dates for 2nd classic film fest

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- TCM says its second Classic Film Festival will be held next spring in Hollywood.
Liza set for TCM special about parents

Liza set for TCM special about parents

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Entertainer Liza Minnelli has been booked to discuss her parents' legacy with TCM interviewer Robert Osborne for a new U.S. television special.
Fox, Wallach to be TCM guest programmers

Fox, Wallach to be TCM guest programmers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Michael J. Fox, Eli Wallach and Bill Hader have been booked as Turner Classic Movies' guest programmers, the U.S. cable television network said.
Osborne to be Oscar guest greeter

Osborne to be Oscar guest greeter

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Film historian and television personality Robert Osborne is to welcome guests on the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
TCM planning classic film festival

TCM planning classic film festival

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it is planning its first TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood this spring.

TCM planning interview podcasts

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it is bringing unedited versions of the U.S. television network's interview specials to the Internet with monthly audio podcasts.
TCM lists fashion trendsetter movies

TCM lists fashion trendsetter movies

ATLANTA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies has named "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Rebel without a Cause" and "Flashdance" as some of its favorite U.S. fashion trendsetting films.

Dennis Miller named TCM guest programmer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and commentator Dennis Miller has agreed to serve as a Turner Classic Movies guest programmer this fall, the U.S. network said.
TCM plans WWI film series

TCM plans WWI film series

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies has announced plans to remember World War I with a special Memorial Day film series.
TCM to pay tribute to Ronald Reagan

TCM to pay tribute to Ronald Reagan

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies said Monday it plans to pay tribute to late actor and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan next month.
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Robert Jolin Osborne (born May 3, 1932) is an American actor and film historian best known as the primary host for Turner Classic Movies, and previously a host of The Movie Channel.

Born in the small town of Colfax, Washington, Osborne graduated from the University of Washington's School of Journalism. He began his career working as a contract actor for Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball's Desilu Studios, becoming part of Lucille Ball's Desilu Workshop, in which Ball worked with and nurtured young performers such as Osborne and actress-singer Carole Cook. One of Osborne's early television appearances was in 1959 on an episode of 'Desilu Playhouse' called "Chain of Command," starring Hugh O'Brian. He was also featured on the special Christmas Day 'Desilu Playhouse' installment, "The Desilu Revue" in December of that year. He was also seen in small roles in such TV shows as The Californians and in the pilot episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Ball suggested that Osborne combine his love of film with his abilities as a journalist. Osborne took her advice, although he has continued to appear in a number of small parts in television and film, including an appearance parodying his TCM hosting job on Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.

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