08/07/2012 11:59AM

Judith Crist, 1922-2012


Judith Crist, a longtime journalist, film critic, and teacher, died Tuesday morning after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Ms. Crist, a graduate of Hunter College and the Columbia School of Journalism, was a reporter, film and theater critic, and arts editor for the New York Herald-Tribune from 1945 to 1965. She was the film reviewer for NBC’s Today show from 1964 to 1973, and was the film critic for New York magazine and TV Guide.

She was an adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Journalism from 1958 until last February, teaching critical and expository writing.

She was married for 47 years to William B. Crist, a public-relations executive and educator who died in 1993. She is survived by a son, Steven, of Hempstead, N.Y., and two nieces, Helen McGough of Seattle and Edith Klein of Toronto.

The family has planned a private funeral and will announce a date for a memorial service to be held next month.


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