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Philly's "Mr. Movie" Dies

Long-time movie critic was 61

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    Philly's "Mr. Movie" Dies
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    Steve Friedman was a well-known movie critic.

    Steve Friedman, the critic known as “Mr. Movie,” died Sunday morning after a long illness. He was 61.

    “Mr. Movie” was a fixture on Philly airwaves and television during his nearly 30 years on air. His movie reviews aired on Channel 10 News for years and won an Emmy award for his work.

    Most recently Friedman had a Saturday night movie show on the Big Talker 1210, said station spokesman Jim Murray.

    Friedman died from kidney failure Sunday morning after working his final show Saturday night, Murray said.

    He of course ended that show with his famous "hug somebody." sign off.

    Friedman was remembered as a movie savant who was able to answer nearly any movie question without using a computer. At one point in the late 90s, he told an NBC10 worker he had more than 7,000 video copies of movies in his basement.

    Friedman leaves behind a wife and teenage daughter. Funeral arrangements were pending as of Monday.