Roger Joseph Ebert

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General Information

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Name: Roger Joseph Ebert

Pen Name: Roger Ebert

Born: 1942 in Urbana, Illinois

Died: 2013 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Ebert was born in Urbana and lived in Chicago most of his adult life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Roger Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic, screenwriter and journalist. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. He also hosted the annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival in Champaign.

For 23 years, he co-hosted with Gene Siskel Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. After Siskel's death in 1999, Richard Roeper filled the open chair and the program was retitled Ebert & Roeper at the Movies in 2000.

Roger's movie reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He wrote more than 15 books, including his annual movie yearbook. In 1975, Roger became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His television programs were also widely syndicated, and were nominated for Emmy awards.

In February 1995, a section of Chicago's Erie Street near the CBS Studios was given the honorary name Siskel & Ebert Way. In June 2005, Roger was the first professional film critic to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Published Works

  • An Illini Century, University of Illinois Press, 1967
  • A Kiss Is Still A Kiss, Andrews and McMeel, 1984
  • Two Weeks in the Midday Sun, A Cannes Notebook, Andrews and McMeel, 1987
  • Roger Ebert`s Movie Home Companion, Andrews and McMeel, 1985
  • The Perfect London Walk, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1986 - written with Daniel Curley
  • Roger Ebert's Four Star Movie Guide, Andrews, McMeel & Parker, 1988
  • The Future of The Movies, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1991 - written with Gene Siskel
  • Roger Ebert`s Video Companion, Andrews and McMeel, 1993
  • Behind the Phantom's Mask, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1993
  • Roger Ebert's Book of Film, W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, 1996
  • Roger Ebert's Video Companion 1998, Andrews Mcmeel Pub; 13Rev Ed edition, 1997
  • Questions For The Movie Answer Man, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997
  • Ebert's "Bigger" Little Movie Glossary, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1999
  • I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, Andrews and McMeel, 2000
  • The Great Movies, Broadway, 2003
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2004, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2005
  • The Great Movies II, Broadway, 2005
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006
  • Your Movie Sucks, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007
  • Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition, 2008
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008
  • Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967-2007, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008
  • Roger Eberts Movie Yearbook 2010, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009
  • The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010
  • The Great Movies III, University Of Chicago Press, 2010
  • Life Itself: A Memoir, Grand Central Publishing, 2011
  • Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

An 'Illini' Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life

Release Date: 1967

A Kiss Is Still a Kiss

ISBN: 0836279573
Release Date: 1984-10

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Two Weeks In Midday Sun : A Cannes Notebook

ISBN: 0836279425
Release Date: 1987-01-01

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Roger Ebert's Movie Home Companion

ISBN: 0836262433
Release Date: 1992-09

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Roger Ebert's Video Companion 1998 (Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook)

ISBN: 0836236882
Release Date: 1997-11

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The Great Movies

ISBN: 0767910389
Release Date: 2003-11-11

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Roger Ebert's Book of Film: From Tolstoy to Tarantino, the Finest Writing From a Century of Film

ISBN: 0393040003
Release Date: 1996-11-17

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Behind the Phantom's Mask

ISBN: 0836280210
Release Date: 1993-05-01

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An Illini century: One hundred years of campus life

ASIN: B0006OW26K
Release Date: 1992

Perfect London Walk

ISBN: 0836279298
Release Date: 1986-01-01

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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010

ISBN: 0740785362
Release Date: 2009-11-09

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The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker

ISBN: 0740791427
Release Date: 2010-09-21

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The Great Movies III

ISBN: 0226182088
Release Date: 2010-10-15

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A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck

ISBN: 1449410251
Release Date: 2012-03-06

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Literary Awards

Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.

Carl Sandburg Literary Award in 2011 from the Chicago Public Library

External Links

Roger Joseph Ebert on WorldCat

Roger Joseph Ebert on Amazon

Ebert Fest

Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun Times

Roger Ebert - Wikipedia


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