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Robert Osborne
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Osborne at the 2014 Peabody Awards
Born
Robert Jolin Osborne

(1932-05-03)May 3, 1932
Died March 6, 2017(2017-03-06) (aged 84)
Alma mater University of Washington
Occupation Actor, film historian, television presenter, author
Years active 1958–2016
Partner(s) David Staller

Robert Jolin Osborne Jr. (May 3, 1932 – March 6, 2017) was an American movie, stage, voice, television actor and movie historian who was known for hosting the Turner Classic Movies channel from the 1990s until his retirement in early 2016.

Osborne was born on May 3, 1932 in Colfax, Washington. He was raised in Whitman County, Washington. He studied at the University of Washington. Osborne was gay. His life partner was David Staller from 1996 until his death in 2017.

Osborne died in New York City, New York on March 6, 2017 from complications of kidney failure, aged 84.

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