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Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'
Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'

As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood." Director Billy Wilder once joked that inviting Crist to review a film was "like asking the Boston Strangler for a neck massage." Director Otto Preminger referred to her simply as "Judas Crist." Crist, who gained national exposure as the longtime critic for the "Today"show and "TV Guide," died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan after a long illness, said her son, Steven Crist. She was 90. A self-described...

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