On the eve of the 49th anniversary of “Dark Shadows,” David Selby and I presented Emmy-nominated Bob Cobert with the Saturn Award for Lifetime Achievement… what a joy to present this wonderful man and brilliant composer with a much deserved award.
From the ceremony, here is a behind-the-scenes peek at the transcript….
(Kathryn) Good evening, I’m Kathryn Leigh Scott. 49 Years ago tomorrow, I appeared on the first episode of Dark Shadows playing Maggie Evans and later, Josette DuPres, who, thanks to Bob Cobert, had her own theme song . . .
(David) . . .and I’m David Selby – I played Quentin Collins and thanks to the gentleman we are about to honor, my character had his own Grammy-nominated, top 10 theme song –
(Kathryn) David, could you hum a few bars?
(David hums the opening bars).
(Kathryn) – Bob Cobert is a wonderfully gifted composer of many kinds of music – jazz, classical, big band, pop-rock, western, disco and even game shows – but his 7 decade career is best-known for the dramatic scores he has written, arranged and conducted for dozens of suspenseful films and television programs.
(David) – From DARK SHADOWS and The Night Stalker to Burnt Offerings and The Winds of War, BOB COBERT has taken millions of viewers on a magnificent musical journey of thrills, chills and romance – let’s take a look.
(VIDEO MONTAGE PLAYS)
(Kathryn) – It is our extreme pleasure to present Bob Cobert with the Saturn Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Bob Cobert walks on stage to
Accept his award . . .
Here are samples of his work. His music remains remains evocative, innovative, sometimes puckish, and always deeply felt.
For Bob’s entire credits, please visit his iMDB page.