CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - BMO Harris Bank remembers Roger Ebert, America's best-known film critic who passed away yesterday.
Mr. Ebert, 70 years of age, was an American journalist, film critic, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death. In 1975, he was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his columns were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert also published more than 20 books and dozens of collections of reviews.
"Roger Ebert will be missed, but his legacy will live on forever," said Justine Fedak, Head of Sponsorships for BMO Financial Group. "The bank is proud to support the arts and culture through our sponsorships of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Beloit International Film Festival, and Edgerton Area Chamber of Commerce - Sterling North Book & Film Festival; we thank Roger Ebert for engaging millions of people in a thoughtful, fun, passionate conversation about how movies work (and don't) and why it matters."
Ebert became the first film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Added Ms. Fedak, "Roger is truly one of Chicago's very own and the contributions he made in this world deserve 'Two Thumbs Up'."
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