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Roger Joseph Ebert

Birthplace: Mercy Hospital, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States
Death: April 04, 2013 (70)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States (papillary thyroid cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Harry Ebert and Annabel Ebert
Husband of Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert

Occupation: Film critic, author, screenwriter, journalist, commentator
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About Roger Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert (pron.: /ˈiːbərt/) (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American journalist, film critic and screenwriter, who was described by Forbes as "the most powerful pundit in America". He was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, as well as the first to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ebert was born in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Annabel (née Stumm) and Walter H. Ebert, an electrician. His paternal grandparents were German immigrants and his maternal ancestry is Dutch, Irish, and German.

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Roger Ebert's Timeline

June 18, 1942
Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States
April 4, 2013
Age 70
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States