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Rex Taylor Reed
(October 2, 1938 - living) U.S.A.

Rex Reed

Movie critic, actor, writer


Rex was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Louisiana. He became one of the most prolific movie critics in the country, and for decades has written entertainment columns for The New York Observer.

In 1970, Rex made his movie debut, playing Myron in Myra Breckinridge (1970) - Myron was the young man whose post sex-change operation persona was played by Raquel Welch. But Rex's success came in reviewing movies, not starring in them. In 1971 Rex was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival

In February 2000, Rex was arrested for shoplifting after leaving a Tower Records in Manhattan with CDs by Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, and Carmen McRae in his jacket pockets. Reed, who had just purchased two other CDs, says he forgot about the other 3 CDs and his offer to pay for them was refused. In April 2000, Manhattan Judge Suzanne Mondo said she'd dismiss charges against Rex Reed if he stayed out of trouble for 6 months. That happened in October 2000, with none of the publicity that had surrounded his arrest.

Rex currently lives in New York - at the Dakota, one of Manhattan's most expensive and exclusive apartment buildings (John Lennon was shot there). Rex also owns a spread in an elite corner of rural Connecticut, and is a single man-about-town. He currently writes the column "On the Town with Rex Reed" for the New York Observer.


Sources: http://www.imdb.com/
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • At the Movies Host (1986-90)
Filmography as Actor
  • People I Know (11-Oct-2002)
  • Lost in America (15-Feb-1985)
  • Irreconcilable Differences (28-Sep-1984)
  • Superman (15-Dec-1978)
  • Myra Breckinridge (24-Jun-1970)

  • Do You Sleep in the Nude (1968)
  • Conversations in the Raw: Dialogues, Monologues, and Selected Short Subjects (1969)
  • Conversations with Rex Reed (1970)
  • Big Screen, Little Screen (1971, essays, covering years 1968-70)
  • People Are Crazy Here: The Superstar Set Exposed and Uncensored (1974, nonfiction)
  • Valentines and Vitriol (1977, nonfiction)
  • Travolta To Keaton (1979, interviews)
  • Personal Effects: A Novel of Hollywood (1984, novel)
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