Favorite Ebert Memories

After the death of Roger Ebert on April 4th, members of the Chicago community discuss the upsetting death and memories they have of Ebert.

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Film critics Gene Siskel, left, and Roger Ebert made movie watchers feel like their opinions mattered, and after Siskel died in 1999, Ebert soldiered on for another 14 years.
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Cheronne Anderson | 41 | Chicago
I grew up reading Siskel and Ebert's reviews. After he found out about his cancer, he just carried on. Very well respected and beloved in Chicago.
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Dimah Isa |25 | Chicago
He was the go to guy with movies.
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Holly Hartman | 25 | Chicago
He was the movie guy.
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Ray Drasga | 61 | Chicago
He is an icon in Chicago. He is definitely one of my heroes.
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Jean Miller | 54 | Chicago
It is the end of an era. I grew up with Siskel and Ebert.
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Don Williams | 77| Chicago
It is such a tragedy. He is a man that lived his life the way that he wanted to live it. He loved doing what he did and I don't think he would have changed a thing.
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Andrew Harmon | 37 | Chicago
After technology took over, his reviews endured. His reviews were so well-written and poignant.
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Teni Odunsi | 22 | Chicago
As a journalism student at the University of Chicago, Ebert has been an influential icon. He is a reviewer that everyone took seriously and he always reviewed everyone fairly.
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Rick Murgas and Barbie Pintz-Murgas | 50 and 50| Chicago
We were both born and raised in Chicago. He grew up reading his reviews in the paper. We would live or die on what he said. If he recommended a movie, we would see it.
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Brendan Wheatley | 27 | Chicago
He created a label for himself. His reviews always held a quality standard.
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Jackie Sin | 28 | Chicago
He is an absolute iconic figure in Chicago, everyone trusted his opinions.Two Thumbs up!
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Varun Gupta | 28 | Chicago
He was so incredibly important to the movie industry.
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