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General Information

Name:  Eugene Kal Siskel  

Pen Name: Gene Siskel

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

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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