NEW YORK -- Judith Crist, a longtime film critic and a reviewer for The Today Show, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
Her death was confirmed by her son, Steven, reports the New York Times.
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Crist was the first woman to be made a full-time reviewer for a major American newspaper when she landed a job with The New York Herald Tribune. She was The Today Show's first regular movie critic, appearing on NBC from 1963 to 1973. But she was probably most well-known to readers of TV Guide, where her reviews appeared for 22 years -- into the 1980s. And she wrote for Saturday Review, Gourmet and Ladies' Home Journal.
One of the comments that helped bring her notoriety: Of The Sound of Music, Crist said, "The movie is for the 5-to-7 set and their mommies who think the kids aren't up to the stinging sophistication and biting wit of Mary Poppins."