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Judith Crist

film and drama critic

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.

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.