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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Roeper  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Roeper was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Poeper is a columnist and film critic. He was a freelance writer from 1982- 87 and has been a syndicated columnist for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'' since 1987. He was a commentator for seven years for ''Fox Thing in the Morning'' and WFLD-TV, Chicago. He has been the cohost and a film critic for the ''Ebert & Roeper Show''. He has also served as radio talk-show host on WLS-FM and WLUP-FM and panelist on National Public Radio's ''Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!''He has also been a contributor to periodicals including: USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and Esquire.


Outstanding Columnist, Illinois Press Association, 1992 National Headliner award for top columnist, Atlantic City Press Club, 1992 Emmy award, 1994

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Selected Titles At Your Library

10 sure signs a movie character is doomed, and other surprising movie lists
ISBN: 078688830X. OCLC Number: 50548833

Hyperion,. .

Presents lists highlighting the worst and best of thousands of films, including the best sports movies, the best and worst of actors playing the president, and movies that will never play on an airplane.

Debunked! :
ISBN: 9781556527074. OCLC Number: 312413479

Chicago Review Press,. .

A breezy but fact-filled dissection of more than two dozen of the most popular urban legends and conspiracy theories of the 21st century.

He rents, she rents :
ISBN: 0312198973. OCLC Number: 40354898

St. Martin's Griffin,. .

Hollywood urban legends :
ISBN: 1564146472. OCLC Number: 50035261

New Page Books,. .

Schlock value :
ISBN: 1401308228. OCLC Number: 62761155

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Sox and the city :
ISBN: 1556526792. OCLC Number: 65341126

Chicago Review Press,. .

Presents the history of the Chicago White Sox from 1967 through their 2005 World Series win, and includes anecdotes and trivia about the team and its fans.

Urban legends :
ISBN: 1564144992. OCLC Number: 47658898

New Page Books,. .

Offers the truth about a variety of urban legends that have been circulated on the Internet, by the media, and around offices.