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Bosley Crowther (1905–1981)

Bosley Crowther was born on July 13, 1905 in Lutherville, Maryland, USA as Francis Bosley Crowther Jr. He was married to Florence Marks. He died on March 7, 1981 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Grierson Himself (critic)
The Year Gone By
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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 1973 Grierson (Documentary)
Himself (critic)
 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 January 1968 (1968) ... Himself
 1967-1968 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #7.3 (1968) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #6.236 (1967) ... Himself - Guest
 1959 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.22 (1959) ... Himself
 1958 The Year Gone By (TV Movie)
 1952 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.20 (1952) ... Himself
 1948 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - NY Times Art Critic
- Episode #1.7 (1948) ... Himself - NY Times Art Critic

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Biography: "Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer" See more »

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[on 'Bonnie and Clyde'] It is a piece of bald-faced slapstick that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cut-ups in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Evidently,there are people, including some critics, who feel that the deliberately buffoonized picture achieves some sort of meaningful statement for the time in which we... See more »


Became rather notorious for being one of a handful of critics (John Simon was another) who wrote a negative review of the 1967 film classic "Bonnie and Clyde", an act which singlehandedly almost caused the film to fail at the box office. Crowther was at that time film critic for the New York Times. He had previously written a highly critical assessment of Laurence Olivier's acclaimed performance ... See more »

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