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Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Critic for Chicago Sun-Times Died

Apr 5, 2013 15:09 IST

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as the film critic, died at the age of 70 years on 4 April 2013 at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Roger Ebert remained the film critic for Chicago Sun-Times for 45 long years and was also given the title of most powerful critic in America by the Forbes in 2007.

About Roger Ebert

• Roger Ebert graduated from University of Illinois in journalism and later started selling book reviews as well as freelance stories to Chicago Daily News and Sun-Times.
• In 1966, he became the movie critic for the Sun-Times.
• In 1975, he was conferred with the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. It is worth noticing that he was the first film critic to win this title.
• During his career, he interviewed notable directors and actors such as Robert Mitchum, Alfred Hitchcock and John Wayne.

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