Richard Roeper

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General Information

Name: Richard Roeper

Pen Name: None

Born: October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.richardroeper.com

Email: rroeper@suntimes.com


Illinois Connection

Roeper was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Poeper is a columnist and film critic. He was a freelance writer from 1982- 87 and has been a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1987. He was a commentator for seven years for Fox Thing in the Morning and WFLD-TV, Chicago. He has been the cohost and a film critic for the Ebert & Roeper Show. He has also served as radio talk-show host on WLS-FM and WLUP-FM and panelist on National Public Radio's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!

He has also been a contributor to periodicals including: USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and Esquire.

Published Works

  • He Rents, She Rents, The Ultimate Guide to the Best Women`s Films and Guy Movies , St. Martin`s Griffen, 1999
  • Urban Legends, The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Are Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True, New Page Books, 2001
  • Hollywood Urban Legends, The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully Persistent Myths of Films, Television, and Music , New Page Books, 2001
  • Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed, and Other Surprising Movie Lists, Hyperion Press, 2003
  • Schlock Value: Hollywood at Its Worst, Hyperion, 2004
  • Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz, Chicago Review Press, 2006
  • Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century, Chicago Review Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

He Rents, She Rents: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Women's Films and Guy Movies

ISBN: 0312198973
Release Date: 1999-04-15

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Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True!

ISBN: 1564144992
Release Date: 2001-10

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Hollywood Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully Persistent Myths of Film, Television, and Music

ISBN: 1564146472
Release Date: 2002-09

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Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character Is Doomed and Other Surprising Movie Lists

ISBN: 0613926145
Release Date: 2003-02

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Schlock Value: Hollywood at Its Worst

ISBN: 1401308228
Release Date: 2006-02-15

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Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century

ISBN: 1556527071
Release Date: 2008-06-01

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Literary Awards

Outstanding Columnist, Illinois Press Association, 1992

National Headliner award for top columnist, Atlantic City Press Club, 1992

Emmy award, 1994

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Richard Roeper on WorldCat

Richard Roeper on Amazon

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