Leonard Maltin

American film critic, writer, and historian

Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American movie critic and historian. He wrote several books on cinema and celebrity biographies. He is known for creating the Walt Disney Treasures collections which is made up of classic Disney cartoons.

Maltin in March 2010

Maltin was born on December 18, 1950 in New York City.[1] He was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He studied at Teaneck High School and at New York University. He was married to Alice Tlusty since 1975. They have one daughter.

In July 2018, Maltin announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in early 2015.[2]


  1. Leonard Maltin Biography (1950-)
  2. Appelo, Tim (July 31, 2018). "Alan Alda Diagnosed With Parkinson's". AARP. Retrieved August 1, 2018. Maltin, 67, who, when called for a comment on Alda’s announcement, revealed that he has Parkinson’s ... diagnosed 3½ years ago

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