Geez… another one. Judith Crist, Film Critic, Dies at 90
She was one of America’s most widely read film critics for more than three decades and a provocative presence in millions of homes as a regular reviewer on the “Today” show… and she died this morning at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
She began at The New York Herald Tribune, the first woman to be full-time critic for a major American newspaper; went to New York magazine, where she was the founding film critic; and then TV Guide, which most defined her to American readers.
Crist was considered by many to be the most popular film critic ever… but film directors often had a different opinion:
“Inviting her to review one of your pictures is like inviting the Boston Strangler to massage your neck.” – Billy Wilder
Posted on August 7, 2012, in Announcement, Arts, Cinema, creativity, film, News, Obits, Opinion, Press, quote, Television, Word from Bill and tagged Film criticism, Judith Crist, Manhattan, New York, New York Herald Tribune, New York Observer, TV Guide, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Geez… another one. Judith Crist, Film Critic, Dies at 90.