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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, journalist, and screenwriter.  Described by Forbes magazine as the "most powerful pundit in America", Ebert was the first film critic to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as a Pulitzer Prize.  Ebert's began his criticizing career in 1967 as a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and later gained national recognition co-hosting a number of shows with Gene Siskel in which they coined the 'thumbs up- thumbs down' style of reviewing.   Following Siskel's 1999 death Ebert continued to host "And The Movies" with Richard Roeper until 2006 when he stopped appearing due to developing Thyroid cancer.  Complications from the cancer ended up taking much of his tongue and jaw, forcing Ebert to undergo massive reconstruction surgery and speak with the help of a computer program (which was configured with his own voice due to the volume of recorded spoken language from Ebert's TV show).   He continued to write reviews for his website later in life. On April 3rd, 2013 announced his cancer had returned and he would be taking a "leave of presence", lowering the amount he would be writing and only reviewing films he wanted to review.   Ebert succumbed to his cancer the next day, April 4th, 2013.  The balcony is closed. 


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Born:
Jun 18, 1942
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series At the Movies 1982-09-26
Latest Project:
Movie Life Itself 2014-07-04
Known For
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of E! True Hollywood Story
Poster of Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Poster of At the Movies
Filmography
Movie Life Itself Himself 2014-07-04
Movie Don't You Forget About Me Himself 2010-07-13
Movie For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Himself 2009-03-01
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself 2004-07-25
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Himself 2002-07-13
Movie Mysteries of Love Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-01
Movie It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures Himself 2001-05-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Pitch Himself 1997-09-04
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Host 1995-01-01
Series The Critic Unknown 1994-01-26
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey Himself - Narrator & Introduction 1991-11-16
Series At the Movies 1986-09-13
Series At the Movies 1982-09-26