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.


More at : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/movies/judith-crist-film-critic-dies-at-90.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Roy Sankar More than 1 year ago
Ron DeNorscio More than 1 year ago
Steve, Sorry for your loss.
Ron DeNorscio More than 1 year ago
Sorry for your loss.
Gary Peacock More than 1 year ago
My condolences to you and your family, Steven. -Gary Lynn Peacock
Ian Lozada More than 1 year ago
I'm so sorry for your loss, Steve. I hope you and your family are able to share plenty of great memories of your mother in this time.
Kathie Roller-Stell More than 1 year ago
Interesting how many years I read your Mother's reviews when I lived in the States, and never put it together that she was your Mom. So sorry for your loss. I loved her rapier sharp observations. And, I'm so glad that the verbal acumen she obviously passed into your gene pool has been channeled into racing! We are all so much the better for it! So sorry for your loss, and ours.
Diane Obusek More than 1 year ago
Dear Steve, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Obviously, her talents live on in the writings of her gifted son. I hope I have the honor of talking to you one day at Saratoga. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care.
WILLIAM ROBINSON More than 1 year ago
So sorry for your loss Steve I lost my mom 16 years ago on Sept 9th although its a long time ago when it comes to mom you forever miss her. Stay strong Ms Crist will lead you to a pk6 on Travers Day. Peace
mikey More than 1 year ago
Sorry for your loss, no matter how old a person the loss of a love one hurt's forever.The stories and good time's you had together will last forever. Better time's in your life is all i can wish you.
Blaine MacMillan More than 1 year ago
Sympathies to you and your family Steve. Moms lived a full and happy life. May her soul Rest In Peace.