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Also Known As: Died: July 25, 1991
Born: September 3, 1916 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: critic, author, TV host, historian, radio host, educator

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Film historian, critic, teacher, and author, Knight was a leading figure in the growth of academic film studies. His former students at USC include filmmakers George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, John Carpenter, and Randal Kleiser. "The Liveliest Art", Knight's popular history of the cinema, has been widely used as a textbook.

Film historian, critic, teacher, and author, Knight was a leading figure in the growth of academic film studies. His former students at USC include filmmakers George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, John Carpenter, and Randal Kleiser. "The Liveliest Art", Knight's popular history of the cinema, has been widely used as a textbook.

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DIRECTOR:

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  My Bare Lady (1963) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Play It As It Lays (1972) Himself
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Joined the Museum of Modern Art as assistant film curator
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Adapted French documentaries for the USA
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Began lecturing on film at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Served as the chairman of the film and TV department of the Dramatic Workshop
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Served as film critic for "The Saturday Review"
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Taught at the CCNY Institute for Cinema and Television
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Served as a film coordinator for CBS-TV on such series as "Omnibus", "Odyssey", and "The Seven Lively Arts"
1957:
Wrote "The Liveliest Art", a very popular history of the cinema that has been widely used as a text book
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Also taught at the New School for Social Research, Hunter College, Columbia University, and the UCLA Extension School
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As an associate professor, taught film at USC, Los Angeles, School of Cinema-Television
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Worked on "Playboy's Sex in Cinema" series
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As a professor, taught film at USC, Los Angeles
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Hosted a syndicated radio series "Knight at the Movies"
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Served as film critic for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
1985:
Produced, hosted, and wrote the Playboy Channel's "Sex in Cinema" cable TV series
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While semi-retired in Australia, worked as guest lecturer and consultant for the Australian School for Television, Film and Radio
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Appeared as guest film critic for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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Worked as a consultant on the American market for Australian filmmakers
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York - 1940

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wife:
Mary Ann Nyberg. Film costume designer. Died in 1979.
wife:
Anne Knight.

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"The Livelist Art"
"The Hollywood Style"

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