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Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
General information
Born: Roger Joseph Ebert
June 18, 1942
Urbana, Illinois
Died: April 4, 2013 (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois
Cause of death: Cancer
Alternate names:
Occupation(s): Film critic, journalist, screenwriter
Years active: 1967 - 2013
Spouse: Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert (b. June 18, 1942 - d. April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter.


Another Froggy Evening

  • In the 1995 short there are caricatures of Siskel & Ebert as Romans giving the "thumbs up."


  • In the Animaniacs episode Critical ConditionSkippy and Slappy go to the theater to see a Siskel & Eggbert movie, an obvious spoof reference of Siskel & Ebert.

Looney Tunes: Back In Action

Space Jam

  • Roger was one of the few major critics to write a positive review of the film. His then-partner Gene Siskel also gave the film a "thumbs-up," though his zeal was more subdued.

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