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Howard Thompson (1919 - March 10, 2002) was an American journalist and film critic whose career of forty-one years was spent at the New York Times.

Thompson was born in Natchez, Mississippi. He began his college studies at Louisiana State University but left to serve as a paratrooper in the United States Army during World War II. He was captured and spent six months in a German prisoner of war camp. After the war he continued his studies at Columbia University. In 1947, he joined the New York Times as an office boy in the personnel department, and soon moved to the movie section as a clerk. He later advanced to a reporter who frequently interviewed film personalities and finally became a critic in the late 1950s. He also served as chairman of the New York Film Critics .

Thompson gained a reputation for his pithy comments about films for the television listings. The Village Voice called him "the Virgil of TV guides," and his capsule reviews were labeled "Tiny Thompsons." He retired from full-time work in 1988 but continued to write the Critic's Choice column and his famous one-liners for the movie listings.

Thompson had a stroke in 1996. He died of pneumonia in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Youth Soccer A Complete Guide for Coaches Players  Parents
2002 - Youth Soccer a Complete Guide for Coaches Players Parents [Art & Science of Coaching] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781585183289
ISBN-10: 1585183288

James Stewart
1974 - James Stewart [A Pyramid illustrated history of the movies] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780515034851
ISBN-10: 0515034851

The battle of Billy's pond
The Battle of Billy's Pond (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780091314200
ISBN-10: 0091314208

The Glitterball
The Glitterball [Pied Piper Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780416863307
ISBN-10: 0416863302

The Glitterball
The Glitterball (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780416863406
ISBN-10: 041686340X

Battle of Billy's Pond
Battle of Billy's Pond (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780416894707
ISBN-10: 0416894704