the film snob

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Joel Siegal Dead at 63

Joel Siegal, one of the most recognizable faces and notable voices of film criticism died on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer; he was 63. Known for his common sense reviews and punny one-liners, Siegel was one of the first print critics to parlay his writing job into a television career, most notably on “Good Morning America.”

I sat next to him at a screening just a few weeks ago. He looked frail, twenty years older than he actually was, and required assistance in and out of the theater. But he died doing what he loved right up until the very last minute.


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