Gene Siskel(Eugene Kal Siskel)
familiar Chicago Tribune film critic who achieved fame through his television pairing with rival–turned–pal Roger Ebert. The two became major film-industry figures as their “thumbs up—thumbs down” rating system caught on among American movie-goers.Died: February 20, 1999
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