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'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) --Here's the trailer for a forthcoming Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself."
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At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
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Matt Zoller Seitz is the new editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com

Matt Zoller Seitz is the new editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-nominated film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz has been named the new editor-in-chief of Chicago's RogerEbert.com film website.

Jerry Lewis gets standing ovation at Tribeca 'King of Comedy' showing

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis, 87, was met with a standing ovation after New York's Tribeca film festival's 30th anniversary screening of the movie "King of Comedy."
Cusacks attend Roger Ebert's memorial at Chicago Theatre

Cusacks attend Roger Ebert's memorial at Chicago Theatre

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Film stars John and Joan Cusack were among the attendees at "Roger Ebert: A Celebration of Life," a memorial held at the Chicago Theatre.
Funeral for film critic Roger Ebert held in Chicago

Funeral for film critic Roger Ebert held in Chicago

CHICAGO, April 8 (UPI) -- Roger Ebert's fans, friends and family gathered at his funeral Monday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral to say goodbye to the late film critic.

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Chaz Ebert calls Roger 'courageous,' 'love of my life ... Rick Ross says he doesn't condone rape, despite suggestive song lyrics ... Burnell Taylor eliminated from 'American Idol' ... Duchess Kate Middleton says baby due in mid-July ... News from United Press International.
Chaz Ebert calls Roger 'courageous,' 'love of my life'

Chaz Ebert calls Roger 'courageous,' 'love of my life'

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Roger Ebert's wife of 20 years, Chaz, said the famed Chicago film critic smiled just before he died peacefully after a battle with cancer.
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Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert dead at 70

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert dead at 70

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday after a long battle with cancer, his employer the Chicago Sun-Times announced.
Chicago film critic Roger Ebert battling cancer again

Chicago film critic Roger Ebert battling cancer again

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has announced he is again undergoing treatment for cancer.
Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert fractures hip

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert fractures hip

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert confirmed on Twitter he is hospitalized after fracturing his hip.
ABC denies hyping Robin Roberts' cancer

ABC denies hyping Robin Roberts' cancer

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- ABC dismissed a TV critic's scolding over the network's coverage of "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts' cancer treatment.
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Film critic Roger Ebert gestures as he makes comments during a Hollywood Walk of Fame unveiling ceremony honoring Ebert with the 2,288th star on the famous walkway in Los Angeles June 23, 2005. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Roger Joseph Ebert ( /ˈiːbərt/; born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and screenwriter. He is the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Ebert is known for his film review column (appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and later online) and for the television programs Sneak Previews, At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, and Siskel and Ebert and The Movies, all of which he co-hosted for a combined 23 years with Gene Siskel. After Siskel's death in 1999, Ebert teamed with Richard Roeper for the television series Ebert & Roeper & the Movies, which began airing in 2000. Although his name remained in the title, Ebert did not appear on the show after mid-2006, when he suffered post-surgical complications related to thyroid cancer which left him unable to speak. Ebert ended his association with the show in July 2008, but in February 2009 he stated that he and Roeper would continue their work on a new show. Ebert's current show, Ebert Presents at the Movies, premiered on January 21, 2011, with Ebert appearing in a brief segment called "Roger's Office".

Ebert's movie reviews are syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and worldwide by Universal Press Syndicate. He has written more than 15 books, including his annual movie yearbook which is predominantly a collection of his reviews of that year. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. His television programs have been widely syndicated and have been nominated for Emmy awards. In February 1995, a section of Chicago's Erie Street near the CBS Studios was renamed Siskel & Ebert Way. In June 2005, Ebert was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the first professional film critic to receive such an award. He has honorary degrees from the University of Colorado, the AFI Conservatory, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Forbes has described him as "the most powerful pundit in America".

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