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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 »

Known For

Siskel & Ebert
Siskel & Ebert Himself - Host / Himself
(1986-2010)
Sneak Previews
(1975-1983)
At the Movies
At the Movies Himself - Host / Himself
(1982-1986)

Filmography

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 1995 The Critic (TV Series)
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 1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
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- Off Camera (1993) ... Gene Siskel
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Other Works:

Wrote regular movie reviews for The Chicago Tribune. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Siskel

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

On the movie North (1994): Well, I mean, I think you got to hold Rob Reiner's feet to the fire here. I mean, he's the guy in charge. He's saying that this is entertainment. It's deplorable. I mean, there isn't a gag that works. You couldn't write worse jokes if I told you to write worse jokes. The ethnic stereotyping is appalling. It's - it's embarrassing. You feel unclean as you're sitting there... See more »

Trivia:

Says he has only ever walked out of three movies in his career as a film critic. The movies were The Million Dollar Duck (1971), Maniac (1980), and Black Sheep (1996). See more »

Trademark:

Always ended interviews with the question, "What do you know for sure?" See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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