Film Critic and Journalism Instructor Judith Crist Dies at 90
Posted: 8/8/2012 | By: Adam Bernstein | Washington Post
Judith Crist, a caustic, exacting,
irreverent, sprightly and altogether formidable film critic and
journalism instructor who influenced generations of reviewers and sent
shivers through generations of filmmakers, died Aug. 7 at her home in
New York. She was 90.
The death was confirmed by her daughter-in-law, Robin
Foster-Crist. Mrs. Crist taught at Columbia University’s journalism
school for more than 50 years and continued to lead classes in critical
writing despite suffering a heart attack in 2002 and having contracted
hepatitis C in 2005. Her immediate cause of death was not announced.