Siskel, Gene

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Siskel, Gene Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°05' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°32 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 24°30'

Gene Siskel (1989)
photo: Maartenschrijft, license cc-by-3.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ebert, Roger (born 18 June 1942). Notes: TV co-hosts


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 8 May 1998 (Malignant brain tumor)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 11 May 1998 (Brain surgery)
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  • Other Death 20 February 1999 (Complications of surgery, age 53)
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Source Notes

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)