Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American movie critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with his friend Roger Ebert, they hosted a series of movie review programs from 1975 until his death in 1999.
Eugene Kal Siskel
January 26, 1946
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||February 20, 1999 (aged 53)|
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Resting place||Westlawn Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Occupation||Television journalist, film critic|
|Opening Soon at a Theater Near You (1975-1977)|
Sneak Previews (1977-1982)
At the Movies (1982-1986)
Siskel & Ebert (1986-1999)
CBS This Morning (1990-1996)
Good Morning America (1996-1999)
Marlene Iglitzen (m. 1980)
Siskel was born in Chicago, Illinois and was educated at Yale University. Siskel was married to Marlene Iglitzen in 1980 until his death, they had 3 children; Kate, Calie, and Will. Siskel died from complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor in Evanston, Illinois, aged 53. He is buried at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois.
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