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Film critic Roger Ebert gets a new face

Ebert has been a film critic for more than 40 years. (Evan Agostini)

January 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Film critic Roger Ebert is getting a new face thanks to a facial prosthesis.The 68-year-old Chicago Sun-Times critic lost a large part of his jaw to thyroid cancer. Since then he has been unable to eat or speak conventionally.

On his blog, Ebert says doctors did a wonderful job on the silicone facial prosthesis which took two years to make.

Ebert's new show "Roger Ebert Presents at the Movies" debuts Friday on PBS