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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene Kal Siskel  

Pen Name: Gene Siskel

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois

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Gene was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1975, Siskel teamed up with Roger Ebert, film reviewer for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', to host a show on the local Chicago PBS station WTTW which eventually became ''Sneak Previews'', where they started their "thumbs up - thumbs down" rating system.


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