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Actor and Tony Award-winning director Gene Saks dies, aged 93

29 March 2015 9:53 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gene Saks has passed away, aged 93.

The actor and director, who starred in such films as A Thousands Clowns, died of pneumonia in his Long Island home yesterday (March 29).

A Tony Award-winning director, he famously staged Neil Simon's 'double-b' trilogy, which consisted of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Broadway Bound, and also a revival of The Odd Couple in 1985.

He starred in 1994's Fool alongside Paul Newman, Bruce Willis and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The last Broadway play Saks directed was William Luce's Barrymore in 1997.

Saks is survived by his wife Keren. »

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Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Stage and Film Director, Dies at 93

29 March 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gene Saks, a director who earned three Tony Awards and frequently collaborated with Neil Simon, has died. He was 93. Saks died March 28 following a bout with pneumonia, his wife, Keren, said, according to the New York Times.  Saks had a long-standing professional relationship with Simon and directed many of his plays, including Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) and Biloxi Blues (1985). Both projects earned Saks a Tony for directing, as did the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical I Love My Wife (1977). Read More Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 Other Simon plays staged by Saks include Half a Sixpence (1965),

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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

29 March 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won three Tonys — for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues” — died Saturday. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks directed only seven feature films, all of them based on legit works. They included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also directed the 1969 “Cactus Flower,” which earned Goldie Hawn an Oscar for supporting actress.

After helming the hit Broadway musical “Mame,” Saks did the big screen version in 1974. For the film, Lucille Ball played the title character, with many critics complaining that Angela Lansbury could repeat her Broadway triumph. Both the stage and screen versions of »

- Carmel Dagan

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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

29 March 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won three Tonys — for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues” — died Saturday. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks directed only seven feature films, all of them based on legit works. They included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also directed the 1969 “Cactus Flower,” which earned Goldie Hawn an Oscar for supporting actress.

After helming the hit Broadway musical “Mame,” Saks did the big screen version in 1974. For the film, Lucille Ball played the title character, with many critics complaining that Angela Lansbury could repeat her Broadway triumph. Both the stage and screen versions of »

- Carmel Dagan

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Working Girl | Blu-ray Review

13 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray is the 1988 classic gender politics rom-com Working Girl. Famous for giving us Melanie Griffith her most iconic role and it’s Oscar winning track “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon, the film was director Mike Nichols’ return to box office and awards success following the lesser celebrated Heartburn (1986) and Biloxi Blues (1988). And it would be his last Oscar nod for Best Director.

The Wall Street Cinderella story (a template writer Kevin Wade would retool once again in 2002 for Maid in Manhattan) begins in the secretarial pool, where ambitious and intelligent Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) wishes to rise above her station and snag a ticket up the corporate latter. Having no fear of battling her way through a masculine sea of privilege, including not being afraid to act out after having been pimped off by her boss (Oliver Platt) to a high roller »

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