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This 1969 file photo shows Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert in the newsroom of the paper in Chicago. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. Ebert started out as an old-school newspaper man, the kind that has all but vanished: a fierce competitor who spent the day trying to scoop the competition and the night bellied up to the bar swapping stories. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Bob Kotalik) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Actors, others honor Ebert at Chicago theater

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CHICAGO (AP) — Hollywood came to Chicago on Thursday as actors, directors, film critics and studio presidents honored late movie reviewer Roger Ebert in his hometown.

All of those who shared memories at the Chicago Theatre cheered Ebert as a champion of movies and a critic who used his influence to help filmmakers find audiences. He died last week at age 70 after a years-long battle with cancer.

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