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Gene Siskel

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

My best friend Sue died of a brain tumor in her early fifties. Her oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car accident when he was 15. I don't think she ever got over it. Valjean McLenighan worked with me at Follett Publishing. She died of cancer, after she got to swim with dolphins, also in her l…

January 06, 2014 5:46 pm
Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Minor thoughts about a major person and wonderful photos by Roger's friend and personal photographer, Jack Lane.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

This Price is right for Metropolitan Opera

This Price is right for Metropolitan Opera

GARY | While Maria Callas may have been known as the greatest singing actress of the ‘50s and ‘60s; Leontyne Price is generally regarded as the better singer.

January 29, 2013 10:11 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Gene Siskel Film Center 'the cat's meow'

OFFBEAT: Chicago Gene Siskel Film Center 'the cat's meow'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert (right) and and his late rival newspaper film critic counterpart Gene Siskel are shown during their 1986 pre-Academy Awards coverage in Los Angeles.

February 08, 2012 12:00 am
Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Chicago film critics and newspaper columnists Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel are shown in a publicity photo showing off their now famous "thumbs up and down" rating symbols for movies. Their "At the Movies" long-running syndicated series will end its 32-year run with a final episode to…

August 10, 2010 2:33 pm
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