Crist reviewed film and theater for the ‘‘Today’’ show from 1964-73, and as a print critic worked for New York magazine, TV Guide and the New York Post. She was a longtime adjunct professor at Columbia and her essays, interviews and reviews have been compiled into three books: ‘‘The Private Eye, The Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl,’’ ‘'Judith Crist’s TV Guide to the Movies’’ and ‘‘Take 22: Moviemakers on Moviemaking.’’
Crist’s husband, public relations consultant William B. Crist, died in 1993. Their son, Steven Crist, covered horse racing for The New York Times and later became publisher of the Daily Racing Form.
According to Columbia, a private burial is planned, with a public memorial possible in September.
AP Movie Writer David Germain contributed to this story from Los Angeles.