Rex Reed Biography
Rex Reed is a television personality, occasional actor, and film reviewer from the United States. He presently writes a column for The New York Observer called “On the Town with Rex Reed.” He graduated from Louisiana State University with a journalism degree in 1960.
He subsequently began reviewing films and plays for the university’s newspaper, The Daily Reveille, as well as the Baton Rouge newspaper, The Morning Advocate. He traveled to New York City after graduating from LSU, intending to find fame as an actor. However, the journalist was employed by 20th Century Fox’s publicity department.
Later in the decade, he gave numerous interviews to The New York Times and New York. It was the Sunday magazine of the New York Herald Tribune at the time. Rex became a music critic for HiFi/Stereo Review after the Herald-Tribune failed in 1966. ( currently Sound & Vision). He was employed there till early 1973.
Rex Reed Age
Rex Reed was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America on October 2, 1938. He is 83 years old.
Rex Reed Height
Rex stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in/1.85m tall.
Rex Reed Family
On October 2, 1938, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America, Rex was born to Jewell (née Smith) and James M. Reed. James worked as a supervisor for an oil business. Rex revealed in an interview with The New York Times that his mother hailed from a family of ten in Oklahoma. Her second cousins were the Dalton Gang. He went on to say that when his grandfather was a child, Jesse James would rock him on his knee.
Rex Reed Wife
Rex hasn’t revealed any details about his love life to the public, so it’s unclear whether he’s in a relationship or not; we’ll update this section shortly. He lives in a two-bedroom unit at The Dakota apartment complex in New York City since 1969. He paid $30,000 for the residence.
Rex Reed Education
In 1960, he earned a journalism degree from Louisiana State University.
Rex Reed Salary
Rex earns an annual salary of $88,275.
Rex Reed’s Net Worth
Rex has an approximate net worth of $3 million.
Rex Reed Career
Rex worked as a film critic for several publications before landing his current position at The New York Observer, including The New York Times, GQ, Women’s Wear Daily, and Vogue. For 13 years, the journalist worked as an art critic for the New York Daily News. He also spent five years working as a film critic for the New York Post. He was not offered a ticket to the Last Tango global premiere at the 1972 New York Film Festival in Paris. This was due to the festival’s perception of him as a New York Daily News columnist rather than a regular film critic. Rex was referred to as “a festival friend” by them.
Because he belongs to New York Film Critics Online, his reviews currently appear online. Moreover, he has written eight books. Rex was one of the highest-paid and most in-demand authors of celebrity profiles in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s. His best-selling celebrity profiles include Valentines & Vitriol, People Are Insane Here, Talks in the Raw, and Do You Sleep in the Nude? Rex said that Marlee Matlin’s 1986 Best Actress Academy Award triumph for Children of a Lesser God was the result of a “sad vote” for Matlin. He continued by saying that it was not acting as if a deaf person played a deaf part.
At the moment, he reviews movies for The New York Observer. The journalist occasionally appears in movies as an actor. He made an appearance in the 1970 motion picture adaptation of Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge. Also, he had cameo appearances in movies including Superman in 1978, Inchon in 1981, and Irreconcilable Differences in 1984. He frequently served as a judge on TV game programs like The Gong Show in the late 1970s. He also participated in the jury at the 21st Berlin International Film Festival in 1971. Rex performed as himself as a guest voice actor in the cartoon series The Critic.