Gene Saks

Film Producer / Theatre Director / Film Director | * 11/08/1921 († 93, 03/28/2015) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Gene Saks (born Jean Michael Saks; November 8, 1921 – March 28, 2015) was an American director and actor. An inductee of the American Theater Hall of Fame, his acting career began with a Broadway debut in 1949. As a director, he was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning three for his direction of I Love My Wife, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. He also directed a number of films during his career. He was married to Bea Arthur from 1950 until 1978, and subsequently to Keren Saks from 1980 to his death in 2015. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Gene Saks

2x Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical 2x Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play 2x Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
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Movies with Gene Saks as Actor(11)

as Harry's Father1997 Deconstructing Harry
as Wirf Wirfley1994 Nobody's Fool
as Boris Podolsky1994 I.Q.
as Marcus Soloway1986 The Goodbye People
as Frantic Patient1983 Lovesick
as Sidney Seltzer1978 The One and Only
as Harry Edison1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
as Mikoel1960 The Dybbuk
as Bob Harper (Segment "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches")1958 Three Plays by Tennessee Williams

TV Shows/Series with Gene Saks as Actor(2)

as Judge Carl Samuel1990 Law & Order

Movies with Gene Saks as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2012 Barrymore
Directing/Director1995 Bye Bye Birdie
Directing/Director1991 A Fine Romance
Directing/Director1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Directing/Director1974 Mame
Directing/Director1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Directing/Director1969 Cactus Flower
Directing/Director1968 The Odd Couple
Directing/Director1967 Barefoot in the Park

Full Name: Gene Jean Michael Saks
Born: Tuesday, 11/08 1921 (November) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 03/28 2015 (March) in East Hampton (aged: 93)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Cornell University, New School, Hackensack High School
Spouses (current/former): Bea Arthur
Gene Saks frequently works together with these people:
Edward D. Murphy (11x, Actor)
Neil Simon (9x, Crew)
Mark Casella (9x, Actor)
David Fonteno (8x, Actor)
Joe Pentangelo (8x, Actor)
Adam LeFevre (7x, Actor)
Anthony Ruiz (7x, Actor)
George Guidall (7x, Actor)
William H. Burns (7x, Actor)
Philip LeStrange (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:568743, Added: 10/13/2018, Last updated: 09/15/2023