Gene Saks

1921 - 2015

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Gene Saks (born Jean Michael Saks; November 8, 1921 – March 28, 2015) was an American stage and film director, as well as an actor. An inductee of the American Theater Hall of Fame, his acting career beginning with a debut on Broadway 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Saks has received more than 582,734 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Gene Saks is the 1,242nd most popular film director (down from 1,123rd in 2019), the 9,218th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,378th in 2019) and the 360th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Gene Saks ranks 1,242 out of 1,580Before him are Phyllida Lloyd, Brad Wright, Piotr Szulkin, Peter Chelsom, Art Clokey, and John Singleton. After him are Paul McGuigan, Chris Buck, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Biddle, Erick Zonca, and Edward Lachman.

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Among people born in 1921, Gene Saks ranks 335Before him are Farley Mowat, Gordon Thomas, Gilbert Stork, Johnny Otis, François Picard, and Art Clokey. After him are Susan Peters, Marilyn Maxwell, John Aston Sr., Erwin Hahn, Ron Greenwood, and Ian Raby. Among people deceased in 2015, Gene Saks ranks 363Before him are Edward Egan, Brian Friel, Jeanna Friske, Csaba Fenyvesi, Justin Wilson, and Edward Natapei. After him are Mariem Hassan, Harry Gallatin, Gerry Byrne, Kim Fowley, Nicolás Fuentes, and Coleen Gray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Saks ranks 9,218 out of 15,968Before him are Bree Olson (1986), Orlando Jones (1968), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Cynthia Watros (1968), Mae Clarke (1910), and Tipper Gore (1948). After him are Roy Brown (1925), Micky Ward (1965), Cy Young (1928), Andy Timmons (1963), George Karl (1951), and Dave Arneson (1947).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Gene Saks ranks 360Before him are Brad Anderson (1964), Ward Kimball (1914), Alan Taylor (1959), Chad Stahelski (1968), Art Clokey (1921), and John Singleton (1968). After him are Chris Buck (1958), Edward Lachman (1948), James Frawley (1936), Robert Riskin (1897), Steven Lisberger (1951), and Richard LaGravenese (1959).