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Gene Saks

AKA Jean Michael Saks

Born: 8-Nov-1921
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 28-Mar-2015
Location of death: East Hampton, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Theater Director, Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Odd Couple

Pretty good actor and brilliant theatrical director, best known for turning numerous Neil Simon-written plays into Broadway hits.

Father: Morris Saks (show salesman)
Mother: Beatrix Lewkowitz (Leukowitz, according to some sources)
Wife: Bea Arthur (m. 28-May-1950, div. 1978, two sons)
Son: Matthew Saks (adopted, actor, b. 14-Jul-1961)
Son: Daniel Saks (adopted, set designer, b. 8-May-1964)
Wife: Keren Ettlinger (one daughter)
Daughter: Annabelle

    University: Cornell University
    University: New School for Social Research

    Tony 1977 for I Love My Wife
    Tony 1983 for Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Tony 1985 for Biloxi Blues
    Jewish Ancestry

    Bye Bye Birdie (3-Dec-1995)
    A Fine Romance (1991)
    Brighton Beach Memoirs (25-Dec-1986)
    Mame (27-Mar-1974)
    Last of the Red Hot Lovers (17-Aug-1972)
    Cactus Flower (16-Dec-1969)
    The Odd Couple (2-May-1968)
    Barefoot in the Park (25-May-1967)

    Deconstructing Harry (26-Aug-1997)
    I.Q. (25-Dec-1994) · Boris Podolsky
    Nobody's Fool (23-Dec-1994) · Wirf
    The Goodbye People (11-Sep-1984)
    Lovesick (18-Feb-1983)
    The One and Only (3-Feb-1978)
    The Prisoner of Second Avenue (14-Mar-1975)
    A Thousand Clowns (13-Dec-1965) · Leo Herman

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