The Life of A Chicago icon

Roger Ebert was a legend who lived and breathed the arts; especially the movies. He was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic while he lived. He reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for about 46 years and for the TV for another 31 years.

He would not let his diagnoses of cancers of the thyroid and the salivary gland slow him down, even after he lost his ability to speak or eat. he was an authority when it came to movie criticisms and he was widely respected and popular in this profession; publishing a number of books in addition to his movie critics.

He was the first film critic to have his name added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and also win a Pulitzer Prize. He was known for echoing such sentiments as “No bad movie is short enough” and “No good film is too long” He definitely had a good eye for the movies.

He later established a strong presence on the Internet through his website, rogerebert.com after he lost the ability to speak and garnered millions of fans thereby earning him a special achievement award as “Person of the Year” in 2010.

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