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Gene Shalit


Film and publication critic who also presented his views around the Today Display for a lot more than 30 years and sometimes wore colorful bowties to check his huge mustache. Before he began using the Today Display, he wrote his critiques for numerous print magazines including Look, Television Guideline, Cosmopolitan, and THE BRAND NEW York Occasions. He was involved with a controversy following a launch of Brokeback Hill when he stated Jake Gyllenhaal’s personality to be always a intimate predator. He was wedded and experienced six children along with his wife Nancy. He offered as Dick Clark’s press agent through the 1960s.

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Full Name Gene Shalit
Date Of Birth March 25, 1926
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession TV Show Host
Education Morristown High School, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy Shalit
Children Willa Shalit, Nevin Shalit, Peter Shalit, Andrew Shalit, Amanda Shalit, Emily Shalit
TV Shows Mystery!
Star Sign Aries

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SpongeBob SquarePants2007TV SeriesGene Scallop
The Critic1995TV SeriesGene Shalit
Tootsie1982Gene Shalit (uncredited)
Masterpiece Mystery1980TV SeriesHost (1980-1981)



Today1976-2015TV SeriesHimself - Film Critic / Himself / Himself - Arts Editor and Critic / ...
Paul Newman at Fox2011Video documentary shortHimself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Critic1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Let's Go Mets1986Documentary shortHinself
Masterpiece Mystery1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
Cribb1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - NBC Film Critic
What's My Line?1971-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist

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The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - The Today Show
Altman2014DocumentaryHimself, film critic (as Gene Shaft)
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Secret Life of Brian2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHimself

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