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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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 1973 Grierson (Documentary)
Himself (critic)
 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 January 1968 (1968) ... Himself
 1967 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 1 December 1967 (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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Book: "The Lion's Share" See more »

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The most exciting disclosure is the new and advanced construction pattern of those two projects on Third Avenue. They are to be not single, but 'double-deckers' - or two theatres - beneath one roof, one theatre above the other... The conception of an outright duplex theatre, or two complete facilities in one, is, indeed, the most original and dynamic conception advanced for movie-theatre ... 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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