Friday, July 22, 2011

Elwy Yost, longtime host of TVO's 'Saturday Night at the Movies" dies

Elwy Yost, the longtime affable and enthusiastic host of TVOntario's "Saturday Night at the Movies," has died at the age of 85. He hosted the show for 25 years before he retiring in 1999. His interviews with classic film stars and the directors, composers and screen-writers behind the camera would run between the films on "Saturday Night at the Movies." York also worked for CBC and hosted "Magic Shadows" on TVO and penned four booked, including "White Shadows," published in 2003. After retiring from TVO, Yost moved to British Columbia and he died Thursday in West Vancouver.

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