Gene Siskel

American film critic (1946–1999)

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.

Gene Siskel
Siskel at the 61st Academy Awards, March 1989
Eugene Kal Siskel

(1946-01-26)January 26, 1946
DiedFebruary 20, 1999(1999-02-20) (aged 53)
Resting placeWestlawn Cemetery
EducationCulver Academies
Alma materYale University
Occupation(s)Television journalist, film critic
Years active1969-1999
Notable credit(s)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.[1] He is buried at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois.

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