Film critic Judith Crist dead at 90.


American film critic Judith Crist died Tuesday at her Manhattan home after a long illness. She was 90. Crist began her career in 1945 as a reporter, film critic and art director for the New York Herald Tribune, positions she held for 22 years. Her blunt critiques throughout the years propelled director Otto Preminger to call her “Judas Crist.” Crist was known for cutting reviews about some of Hollywood’s most popular films, including “The Sound of Music,” “Cleopatra” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” In her later years, Crist was a reviewer for the “Today” show and “TV Guide.”


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