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Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert in December 2007
Born Roger Joseph Ebert
Juin 18, 1942(1942-06-18)
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Dee'd Aprile 4, 2013(2013-04-04) (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Restin place Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
Thrift Author, jurnalist, film historian, film critic, screenwriter
Leid English
Naitionality American
Ethnicity White
Ceetizenship American
Eddication Urbana High School
Alma mater University of Chicago,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Period 1967–2013
Subject Film
Notable warks The Great Movies; The Great Movies II; Beyond the Valley of the Dolls; Life Itself: A Memoir
Notable awairds Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Spoose Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert[1]
(m. July 18, 1992 – April 4, 2013, his death)

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http://www.rogerebert.com/

Roger Joseph Ebert[8] (Juin 18, 1942[9] – Aprile 4, 2013)[10] wis an American film critic. Ebert's reviews appear in newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times frae Aprile 3, 1967 until his daith.

Ebert wis born on Juin 18, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois tae a Catholic faimily.

Ebert began his professional critic career in 1967, writin for the Chicago Sun-Times. That same year, Ebert's first beuk, a history o the University of Illinois titlit Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, wis publishit bi the University's press.

In 1969, his review o Night of the Living Dead[11] wis publishit in Reader's Digest.

Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls an likes tae joke aboot bein responsible for the movie, which wis poorly receivit on its release but is nou regardit as a cult classic.[12] Ebert an Meyer an aa made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, an others, an war involvit in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi?. In Aprile 2010, Ebert postit his screenplay o Who Killed Bambi? aka Anarchy in the UK on his blog.[13]

Ebert an Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helpit mak nationally-televisit movie reviewin popular. Thay co-hostit the PBS shaw Sneak Previews. It wis followit bi At the Movies which made baith o them popular across the kintra. The twa focht an made jokes while talkin aboot movies. Thay creatit an trademarkit the phrase "Two Thumbs Up," usit when baith hosts thocht the same movie wis very good. Efter Siskel deit in 1999, Ebert kept on hostin the shaw wi various co-hosts an then, startin in 2000, wi Richard Roeper.

Ebert livit withyroid cancer syne its diagnosis in 2002. He kept on publishin his reviews baith online an in prent until Aprile 2, 2013. Juist twa days later, on Aprile 4, 2013, Ebert deit frae the disease in Chicago, Illinois. He wis 70 years auld.[10]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ebert wis marrit tae Chaz Hammelsmith frae Julie 18, 1992 until his daith in 2013. Thay haed no childer. Ebert livit wi Chaz in his hometown o Chicago, Illinois. He wis a supporter for the Democratic Party.[14] Ebert wis an agnostic.[15] On Aprile 25, 2011, he accomplishit ane o his lang-time goals: winnin ane o the weekly caption contests in The New Yorker efter mair nor 100 tries.[16] Ebert's personal net worth wis U.S. $9 million.[17]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Steinberg, Neil (Aprile 4, 2013). "Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  2. A. O. Scott. "Roger Ebert, the Critic Behind the Thumb" The New York Times April 13, 2008
  3. "Reelviews Movie Reviews". Reelviews.net. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  4. Leitch, Will (Mairch 1, 2010). "My Roger Ebert Story". Deadspin.com. Retrieved Julie 18, 2012. 
  5. Knowles, Harry. "Why my friend, Roger Ebert is dead wrong about KICK ASS" Ain't it Cool News; April 15, 2010
  6. Ebert, Roger. Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert (ISBN 0-226-18200-2). The University of Chicago Press, 2006. Foreword p.xiii-xix
  7. http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/13453-sande
  8. Interview with Roger Ebert; YouTube; May 20, 2008
  9. "biography of Roger Ebert". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Roger Ebert, renowned film critic, dies at age 70". CNN. Aprile 4, 2013. Retrieved Aprile 4, 2013. 
  11. Ebert’s review of Night of the Living Dead January 5, 1967
  12. Ebert, Roger (1980). "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  13. Ebert, Roger. ""Who Killed Bambi?" – A screenplay" Chicago Sun-Times; April 25, 2010
  14. "Ebert's political donations". Newsmeat.com. September 30, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  15. Roger Ebert (Aprile 17, 2009). "How I believe in God". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved November 5, 2009. 
  16. Roger Ebert Wins the Cartoon Caption Contest, Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker, April 25, 2011
  17. "Roger Ebert Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth.com. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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