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1965: First book (ACADEMY AWARDS ILLUSTRATED)
published.

1977: First work on television with semi-regular appearances
on the syndicated DINAH SHORE SHOW (talk show series).
Began as a reporter at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

1978: 50 GOLDEN YEARS OF OSCAR published. (Literary
Guild selection winner of the 1979 National Film Book award.)

1981: Elected president of the Los Angeles Film Critics
Association. (Re-elected in 1982 and again in 1983.)

1982: Began on KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles as nightly
entertainment reporter/critic, five times weekly (1982-86).

1983: Began writing Hollywood Reporter's RAMBLING
REPORTER column five times weekly.
Won "Golden Mike" Award for television work.

1984: Won Publicists Guild of America 1984 Press Award,
Beverly Hilton Ballroom, Beverly Hills. (Presented by
Jane Seymour.)
Began hosting for THE MOVIE CHANNEL cable network
(1984-88).

1985: Hosted Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
salute to Shirley Temple at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn
theatre in Beverly Hills. (Later did similar events honoring
Barbara Stanwyck, Garson Kanin, Bette Davis, Al Hirschfeld,
Olivia de Havilland and others).

1986: Nominated for L.A. area Emmy as  "Best Host/
Moderator." (Nominated again in 1987.)

1987: Began a year's run on daily CBS MORNING PROGRAM,
originating from New York, doing daily entertainment segment.

1988: 60 YEARS OF THE OSCAR, written at the request of
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences,  published. 
(Updated editions in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008).
Attended Cannes Film Festival for the first time, reviewing
films for The Hollywood Reporter. (Continued doing so for
the next seven years.)
First live TV work in Europe. (Began regular appearances on
London-based "Good Morning, Britain" program, 1988-1990.)
Ace Cable Award nominee as "Best Informational or
Documentary Host." (Nominated again in 1989.)

1994: Began as primetime host of TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES.

2005: First ROBERT OSBORNE'S CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL in
Athens, GA.

2006: Received "Hollywood Walk of Fame" star, located at
1615 No. Vine Street, in front of the former Hunington
Hartford theatre (now the Montalban theatre).
Became official red carpet greeter for the AMPA&S at the
Academy Awards.
"An Evening with Robert Osborne" benefit for the Elmwood
Playhouse in Nyack, NY, 10-11-06 at the Helen Hayes theatre
in Nyack (RO's first-such appearance.)

2008: Received the National Board of Review's 2008 William
K. Everson award, presented by Lauren Bacall at Cipriani 42
in NYC. 

2009:  The appearance of a R.O. "Bobble-head."

2010:  Hosted the first TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL in
Hollywood. (Opening event: April 22, 2010 at Grauman's
Chinese theatre.)