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Gene Siskel

(Eugene Kal Siskel)
movie critic
Born: 1/26/1946
Birthplace: Chicago

Siskel was hired by the Chicago Tribune in 1968 and soon became the paper's film critic, a role he filled for 19 years, eventually becoming a syndicated columnist. He wrote a column for TV Guide and in 1990 became film critic for CBS This Morning. But he's most well-known as part of the popular duo Siskel & Ebert (with Roger Ebert), who cohosted the shows At the Movies (1982–86, PBS) and Siskel & Ebert (1986–99, syndicated).

Died: Evanston, Illinois, 2/20/1999

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