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Born: October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 1999-04-15
Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True!
Release Date: 2001-10
Hollywood Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully Persistent Myths of Film, Television, and Music
Release Date: 2002-09
Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character Is Doomed and Other Surprising Movie Lists
Release Date: 2003-02
Schlock Value: Hollywood at Its Worst
Release Date: 2006-02-15
Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century
Release Date: 2008-06-01
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
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