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Gene Siskel

1946-1999

Eugene Kal Siskel (1946 – 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. He was born in Chicago to Russian Jewish immigrants, but was orphaned by the age of nine and living with relatives. Gene graduated from Yale University in 1967 and began work at the Chicago Tribute two years later. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, Gene hosted a series of movie review programs on television from 1975 until his death in 1999.