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Judith Crist

Judith Crist, American film and drama critic. Trustee Anne O'Hare McCormick Scholarship Fund. Member of Society of the Silurians, Columbia Journalism Alumni (School Journalism Founder's award 2008).

Background

  • Crist, Judith was born on May 22, 1922 in New York City. Daughter of Solomon and Helen (Schoenberg) Klein.

  • Education

    • AB, Hunter College, 1941. Teaching fellow, State College Washington, 1943. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia, 1945.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, New Paltz, 1994.

    Career

    • Civilian instructor 3081st Army Air Force Base Unit, 1943-1944. Reporter New York Herald Tribune, 1945-1960, editor arts, 1960-1963, associate theater critic, 1957-1963, film critic, 1963-1966. Film, theater critic NBC-television Today Show, 1963-1973.

      Film critic World Journal Tribune, 1966-1967. Critic-at-large Ladies Home Journal, 1966-1967. Contributing editor and film critic television Guide, 1966—1989.

      Founding film critic New York magazine, 1968-1975. Film critic The Washingtonian, 1970-1972, Palm Springs Life, 1971-1975. Contributing editor, film critic Saturday Review, 1975-1977, 80-84, New York Post, 1977-1978, 50 Plus, 1978-1983, L'Officiel/United States of America, 1979-1980.

      Arts critic Station WWOR-television, 1981-1987. Critical columnist for Coming Attractions, 1985-1993. Consultant editor Hollywood Magazine, 1985-1993.

      Contributing editor Columbia Magazine, 1993-1995. Instructor journalism Hunter College, 1947, Sarah Lawrence College, 1958-1959. Associate journalism Columbia Graduate School Journalism, 1958-1962, lecturer journalism, 1962-1964, adjunct professor, since 1964.

      Host Judith Crist Film Weekends at Tarrytown House, New York, 1971-2006.

    Works

    • Author: The Private Eye, The Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl, 1968, Judith Crist's television Guide to the Movies, 1974, Take 22: Moviemakers on Moviemaking, 1984, review edition, 1991. Contributor articles to popular magazines.

    Membership

    Trustee Anne O'Hare McCormick Scholarship Fund. Member of Society of the Silurians, Columbia Journalism Alumni (School Journalism Founder's award 2008).

    Connections

    • Married William B. Crist, July 3, 1947 (deceased April 1993). 1 son, Steven Gordon.
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    Born May 22, 1922
    • 1941
      Hunter College
    • 1943
      State College Washington
    • 1945
      Columbia
    • 1994
      State University of New York
    • 1943 - 1944
      Civilian instructor, 3081st Army Air Force Base Unit
    • 1945 - 1960
      reporter New York Herald Tribune
    • 1960 - 1963
      reporter New York Herald Tribune
    • 1963 - 1966
      reporter New York Herald Tribune
    • 1963 - 1973
      film
    • 1966 - 1967
      film critic World Journal Tribune
    • 1966 - 1967
      critic-at-large Ladies Home Journal
    • 1966 - 1989
      contributing editor and film critic television Guide
    • 1968 - 1975
      founding film critic New York magazine
    • 1970 - 1972
      film critic The Washingtonian
    • 1971 - 1975
      film critic The Washingtonian
    • 1975 - 1977
      contributing editor
    • 1977 - 1978
      contributing editor
    • 1978 - 1983
      contributing editor
    • 1979 - 1980
      contributing editor
    • 1981 - 1987
      arts critic Station WWOR-television
    • 1985 - 1993
      critical columnist for Coming Attractions
    • 1985 - 1993
      consultant, editor Hollywood Magazine
    • 1993 - 1995
      contributing editor Columbia Magazine
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