Gene Siskel

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Gene Siskel
Siskel at the 61st Academy Awards, March 1989
Eugene Kal Siskel

(1946-01-26)January 26, 1946
DiedFebruary 20, 1999(1999-02-20) (aged 53)
Resting placeWestlawn Cemetery
EducationCulver Academies
Alma materYale University
Occupation(s)Television journalist, film critic
Years active1969-1999
Notable credit(s)Opening Soon at a Theater Near You (1975-1977)
Sneak Previews (1977-1982)
At the Movies (1982-1986)
Siskel & Ebert (1986-1999)
CBS This Morning (1990-1996)
Good Morning America (1996-1999)
Marlene Iglitzen (m. 1980)

Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American movie critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with his friend Roger Ebert, they hosted a series of movie review programs from 1975 until his death in 1999.

Siskel was born in Chicago, Illinois and was educated at Yale University. Siskel was married to Marlene Iglitzen in 1980 until his death, they had 3 children; Kate, Calie, and Will. Siskel died from complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor in Evanston, Illinois, aged 53.[1] He is buried at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois.

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