Remembering Robert Osborne by Susan Granger
March 7, 2017 in In Memoriam
As all BFCA members probably know, we lost one of our long-time members and a shining light this past week when Robert Osborne passed. The following is a heartfelt tribute from BFCA member Susan Granger:
We mourn the loss of one of our most enthusiastic and informed colleagues. With his encyclopedic knowledge, Robert Osborne was not only a brilliant film historian but also a veritable fountain of anecdotes and Hollywood lore, establishing a warm, personal connection with his television audience. His generosity of spirit was apparent to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I met Robert through my lifelong friend Jane Powell with whom he spent Christmas. For many years, Jane, her husband – the late Dick Moore – and Robert spent Christmas Eve with our family in Connecticut. His greatest pleasure in life was sharing his love of classic films and – because of his TCM legacy – he will be with us always.