Longtime friend of Robert Osborne, the face of TCM and the TCM Film Festival, Diane Baker took to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night red carpet and shared a few thoughts with me on Robert’s much missed presence this year.
A distinguished actress and director in her own right with a career that spans more than 50 years as of this date, Baker was discovered by director George Stevens Sr., who cast her in 1959’s “The Diary of Anne Frank”, marking her screen debut. Baker will be speaking at the festival screening of this remarkable and memorable film. For the sixth consecutive year, TCM Classic Film Festival comes to Hollywood in a celebration of not only classic movies, but the craftsman and artisans in front of and behind the camera who create the magic that is the movies. This year’s theme is HISTORY ACCORDING TO HOLLYWOOD. Be it the Old West, Medieval England, Ancient Rome or Prehistoric Age of Dinosaurs, Hollywood has found endless inspiration in bringing to life the historical moments that shape our world, melding past, present and future into one timeless experience. This year, TCM Classic Film Festival explores how the movies have shaped our view and remembrance of that history. Kicking off the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival is perhaps the most beloved musical in the history of film – THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Join me on the red carpet as I talk with some of the stars who came out to celebrate not only THE SOUND OF MUSIC, but their own contributions to cinematic history!