Happy Birthday: Roger Ebert (1942–2013)

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rogerebert.jpgHappy Birthday Film Critic Roger Ebert (1942–2013)

Born: June 18, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois, USA

Died: April 4, 2013 (age 70) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to: Chaz Ebert (18 July 1992 – 4 April 2013) (his death)

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic, Stephen Hunter, would win journalism’s top tchotchke). His opinions likely were relied on by more movie-goers than any other critic in cinema history, making Roger Ebert the gold standard for film criticism.

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