Gene Siskel. Eugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of movie review programs on television from 1975 until his death in 1999. 
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He was born Eugene Kal Siskel on Jan. 26, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. to parents Nathan and Ida Kalis Siskel. By the time Gene was nine years old both parents had passed away and he moved to the nearby town of Glencoe, where he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Mae Gray. Siskel developed an intense passion for cinema at an early age.
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Feb 21, 1999 · Gene Siskel, the slighter, intense half of the popular Siskel and Ebert team of dueling movie reviewers, died yesterday at a hospital near his home in Chicago, two weeks after leaving the long ...
Gene Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. He partnered with fellow critic Roger Ebert to present a series of television shows which centered on film reviews. Their partnership lasted from 1975 to Siskel's death in 1999.
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Evanston, Illinois, USA
- January 26, 1946
- February 20, 1999