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Film critic Judith Crist dies at 90; had a sharp wit
Film critic Judith Crist dies at 90; had a sharp wit

Judith Crist, who blazed a trail as the first full-time female film critic at a major U.S. newspaper and went on to become widely known to cinema lovers through her movie reviews in TV Guide magazine and on the "Today" show, died Tuesday at age 90. Crist cared deeply about her readers and criticism in general, which lead her to teach at Columbia University's graduate school of journalism until just several months ago. Like any critic worth remembering, Crist was a fearless writer and had eclectic tastes and interests. Six weeks after being named a film critic for the New York Herald Tribune, Crist made a name for herself, less for what she wrote about 1963’s...

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