How can you run a command in bash over and over until success?

I have a script and want to ask the user for some information, but the script cannot continue until the user fills in this information. The following is my attempt at putting a command into a loop to achieve this but it doesn’t work for some reason:

echo "Please change password"
while passwd
    echo "Try again"

I have tried many variations of the while loop:

while `passwd`
while [[ "`passwd`" -gt 0 ]]
while [ `passwd` -ne 0 ]]
# ... And much more

But I can’t seem to get it to work.

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