Gene Saks

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Gene Saks
Born Jean Michael Saks
(1921-11-08)November 8, 1921
New York City, U.S.
Died March 28, 2015(2015-03-28) (aged 93)
East Hampton, New York, U.S.
Occupation Director
Years active 1949–2015
Spouse(s) Bea Arthur
(m.1950-1980; divorced; 2 children)
Keren Saks
(m. 1980-2015, his death; 1 child)

Gene Saks (Jean Michael Saks; November 8, 1921 – March 28, 2015) was an American stage and movie director. He is known for his movies Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, and Cactus Flower.

Saks was born in New York City on November 6, 1921.[1] He studied at Cornell University and at The New School. Saks was married to Bea Arthur from 1950 to 1980. They had two children. He married to Keren Saks. They have one child.

Saks died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, New York home on March 28, 2015, aged 93.[2]

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  1. "Gene Saks Biography" FilmReference.com, accessed August 23, 2011
  2. Weber, Bruce (March 29, 2015). "Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93". New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 

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