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Gene Siskel

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Gene Siskel Famous memorial Veteran

Original Name
Eugene Kal Siskel
Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
20 Feb 1999 (aged 53)
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Norridge, Cook County, Illinois, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.9562207, Longitude: -87.8293624
Plot
Section: Memorial, between markers #22 and 24
Memorial ID
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Film Critic and Journalist. One-half of the famous Siskel and Ebert team. One of the most recognized film critics, Siskel joined the Chicago Tribune in 1969 as the film critic, a job he held for 19 years before his column was syndicated nationally. In 1975, he joined Chicago Sun Times critic Roger Ebert for a monthly PBS program called "Opening Soon at a Theater Near You". Shortly thereafter it became know as "At the Movies" and was shown every week. In 1986, the pair were syndicated in their own show titled "Siskel & Ebert" which was a huge success for 23 years. They received every honor from being Hollywood Radio and Television's Men of the Year to being inducted into the Chicago Journalist Hall of Fame to having a street named after them - Siskel and Ebert Way - in their hometown of Chicago. In 1998, Siskel had brain surgery and for a few weeks did the "Siskel & Ebert" program from his hospital bed. In February of 1999, he announced that he was taking the year off to recover but passed away soon after. He once told David Letterman that if he were trapped on a deserted island with only one film to watch, that film would be "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Film Critic and Journalist. One-half of the famous Siskel and Ebert team. One of the most recognized film critics, Siskel joined the Chicago Tribune in 1969 as the film critic, a job he held for 19 years before his column was syndicated nationally. In 1975, he joined Chicago Sun Times critic Roger Ebert for a monthly PBS program called "Opening Soon at a Theater Near You". Shortly thereafter it became know as "At the Movies" and was shown every week. In 1986, the pair were syndicated in their own show titled "Siskel & Ebert" which was a huge success for 23 years. They received every honor from being Hollywood Radio and Television's Men of the Year to being inducted into the Chicago Journalist Hall of Fame to having a street named after them - Siskel and Ebert Way - in their hometown of Chicago. In 1998, Siskel had brain surgery and for a few weeks did the "Siskel & Ebert" program from his hospital bed. In February of 1999, he announced that he was taking the year off to recover but passed away soon after. He once told David Letterman that if he were trapped on a deserted island with only one film to watch, that film would be "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Inscription

Eugene Kal Siskel
Loving Husband and Treasured Soul Mate
Devoted Father, Brother and Son
1946 ✡ 1999
"Blessed is one who lived with a good name"



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  • Added: Mar 19, 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4799/gene-siskel: accessed ), memorial page for Gene Siskel (26 Jan 1946–20 Feb 1999), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4799, citing Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.