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Bosley Crowther
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Critic
    (July 13, 1905-March 7, 1981)
    Born in Lutherville, Maryland
    Birth name was Francis Bosley Crowther, Jr.
    Film critic for the New York Times (1940-67)
    He originally turned down the job of cub reporter offered by the New York Times because he wanted to work for a small Southern newspaper. He reconsidered when none of the Southern newspapers offered even half of the Times’ $30-a-week salary.
    He tended to write in a self-consciously formal style.
    He caused a mini-scandal when he broke a deadlocked vote for the Best Actor Award of the New York Film Critics Circle by arguing that Charlie Chaplin would be the bigger draw when the awards aired on radio (1940).
    He began to look increasingly out of step with audiences and fellow critics at the end of his career, most memorably when he dismissed ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ as ‘a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy.’

Credit: C. Fishel


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