“Forgotten Hollywood”- Champagne Wishes Caviar Dreams…

Posted on August 24, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Robin Leach’s narrative symbolized the excessive 1980s on television’s  Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Champagne wishes and caviar dreams was his sign-off at the conclusion of each episode of his syndicated show’s decade-long run that began in 1984.

“`Leach’s career spanned six decades, and included stints with CNN, People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and Daily Mail, where he began as a writer in Britain. In the mid-1970s, Leach tried out the small screen as a regular contributor to AM Los Angeles, with hosts Regis Philbin and Sarah Purcell, and found his niche. Robin became a regular on morning news and entertainment shows practicing tabloid journalism that was light-hearted.  He often became friends with the celebrities he covered. He was destined for his own sort of fame and offers suddenly arrived.

“`In 1984, Leach landed Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. He mostly narrated the weekly program. The gaudy show became wildly popular, but never with critics. He became a pioneer in the creation of the modern reality show.

“`Robin made frequent appearances on the celebrity reality television circuit, hosting VH-1’s The Surreal Life: Fame Games, and appearing on the celebrity editions of Wife Swap and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He was among the founders of the Food Network, selling his equity for a big payday when the channel took off. He also wrote for the Las Vegas Sun, and most recently, for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“`Often imitated, Robin Leach was 76.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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