Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1956; Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia, 1960.
With, Newsday, since 1960; film critic, Newsday, since 1964; syndicated columnist, since 1971; college lecturer. Assistant professor theater arts department, State University New York at Stony Brook.
Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member New York Film Critics Circle (chairman 1969-1970, 73-74, 86-87), National Society Film Critics.
Married Deborah Dobski, November 21, 1973. Children– Georgia, Normandy. Children by previous marriage– Steven Keith, Susan Valerie.