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Public memorial celebrates Roger Ebert

Leaders in film, media, business and philanthropy gathered at the Chicago Theatre tonight to remember movie critic Roger Ebert, a Chicago icon whose half-century career united those fields.

Ebert’s widow, Chaz, hosted the event along with her children and grandchildren.

Guests included John and Joan Cusack, Christie Hefner and Marlene Siskel, the wife of Ebert’s late television partner, Gene.

Next week, Champaign-Urbana will serve as the site of Ebertfest for the fifteenth straight year. Ebert programmed the film festival before his death last week.

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3 Comments to “Public memorial celebrates Roger Ebert”

    Andrew said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Before I watch the video of an icon who has passed on, it would have been nice not to be forced into watching an ad by Chase. Thumbs Down.

    kid1339 said:
    April 12, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Will Randi be there ?

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