Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Gene Siskel 75 -- January 26, 2021


Gene Siskel, film critic for the Chicago Tribune, was born 75 years ago today, on 26-January-1946. He became nationally famous for hosting Sneak Preview with Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert. I enjoyed Sneak Preview because it was nice to observe two people who cared about film talk about it in an intelligent manner on television. Most television film critics were idiots. I watched Siskel and Ebert on the later versions of the show as well. He died of a brain tumor when he was only 53. 

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