|Birthname||Eugene Kal Siskel|
|born on||26 January 1946 at 09:17 (= 09:17 AM )|
|Place||Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°05' 21°32 Asc. 24°30'|
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.
His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Siskel lost both of his parents as a child and, as a result, was raised by his aunt and uncle, moving with them when he was nine years old. He attended Culver Academies and graduated from Yale University with a degree in philosophy in 1967, where he studied writing under Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. Hersey's reference assisted him in gaining a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1969.
He reviewed films on 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) and Good Morning America (1996–1999).
Siskel married and had three children. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on 8 May 1998 and underwent brain surgery three days later. Gene Siskel died from complications of another surgery on 20 February 1999 at the age of 53.
- associate relationship with Ebert, Roger (born 18 June 1942). Notes: TV co-hosts
Birth certificate in hand from Gary Noel, copy on file.
- Traits : Body : Race (Russian Jewish)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Tumour)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Orphaned)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Critic (Film)