Death of Roger Ebert

June 18, 1942 - April 4, 2013
Chicago, Illinois | Age 70

Famed movie critic dies
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CARYN ROUSSEAU, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert had the most-watched thumb in Hollywood.

With a twist of his wrist, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic rendered decisions that influenced a nation of moviegoers and could sometimes make or break a film.

The heavy-set writer in the horn-rimmed glasses teamed up on television with Gene Siskel to create a format for criticism that proved enormously appealing...

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