Roger Ebert Overview

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Born: June 18, 1942

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert became a household name when he began hosting the TV show Siskel and Ebert At the Movies, starring Chicago Tribune movie reviewer Gene Siskel and himself as they discussed current movies, giving the releases either two thumbs up or two thumbs down. When Siskel died of a brain tumor in 1999, Ebert continued the show for several years with critic Richard Roeper. The author of 15 books, Ebert was the first person to win the Pulitzer Prize for film... See All

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