The film critic wrote candidly—and controversially—about his alcoholism
The film critic wrote candidly—and controversially—about his alcoholism.
He was famous as a TV figure, but he would tell you always that he was a newspaper man.
Editor's Note: This article has been corrected. If the last few years have taught us anything about the Oscars, it's that the Academy loves a glamorous actress in an unglamorous role. There was Hillary Swank's reverse drag act in 1999, Julia Robert's white-trash beauty queen in 2000, Halle Berry's inmate's widow in 2001, and Nicole Kidman's Pinocchio act in 2002.