LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Film critic Roger Ebert will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said Friday Ebert would be honored with a ceremony on June 23 on Hollywood Boulevard.
Ebert was the first film critic to receive the Pulitzer Prize for arts criticism in 1975. He was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997.
He has been the Chicago Sun-Times' film critic for nearly 40 years. In September, he will mark his 30th anniversary as a TV film critic.
Ebert gained fame -- and helped popularize the "thumbs-up-thumbs down" take on film criticism -- during his 23-year run as co-host of "Siskel & Ebert" with the late film critic Gene Siskel. He currently appears on "Ebert & Roeper" with fellow Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper.
Ebert is the author of 17 books -- including "The Great Movies" and "Roger Ebert's Book of Film" -- and has lectured on film at the University of Chicago since 1970. He is also an adjunct professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.