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Gene Siskel (1946–1999)

Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois. See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Siskel and Ebert appeared in several "Saturday Night Live" on NBC on several occassions. Near the middle of the program, they would review the comedy of the previous half of the show. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

On the 'Robin Williams' bio-vehicle Patch Adams (1998): "This is an annoying and cloying look and attack on the impersonal way doctors treat their patients. The problem is after seeing a glimse of Williams' personal treatment, we would settle for IMpersonal treatment! I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of 'Patch Adams' again. The title of this movie should have been 'Punch ... See more »


When he and Roger Ebert were screening Fargo (1996) in 1996, he got up from his seat in the middle and tiptoed over to Roger and whispered in his ear: "This is why I go to the movies". See more »


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