Gene Siskel (1946–1999)

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Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was a writer and actor, known for Sneak Previews (1975), At the Movies (1986) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992). 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 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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At the Movies Self - Host
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Wrote regular movie reviews for The Chicago Tribune. See more »

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

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6' 2" (1.88 m)


Marlene Siskel  (his death)  (3 children)

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On the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy The Waterboy (1998): "It's junk. And Adam Sandler is annoying. And that irritating phony speech impediment of his that he has throughout this movie... I'm not even going to imitate it, but... is THAT supposed to be funny?" See more »


Gave the theatrical version of Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 1.5 stars out of 4, but the re-release some months later with different construction topped his lists of the "Best Films of 1984" and "Best Films of the Decade.". See more »


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