We're all very excited about returning to Hollywood for our second TCM Classic Film FestivalTCM sets dates for 2nd classic film fest Sep 22, 2010
It's been a thrill for all of us at TCM that our first classic film festival has been such a success, so we're definitely going to do it againTCM plans second classic film fest Apr 26, 2010
One of the greatest privileges and joys for me at TCM is being able to sit down with some of Hollywood's greatest personalities for 'Private Screenings,TCM planning interview podcasts Oct 12, 2009
Classic movies are something that link the past to the present and form a vital part of our cultureTCM planning classic film festival Nov 04, 2009
It is nearly impossible to think of certain films without remembering their music scores. 'Casablanca,' 'Laura,' 'An Affair to Remember,' 'The Magnificent Seven' -- the list is endless'Kong,' 'Star Wars' top soundtrack list Jan 27, 2010
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.