Gene Saks

as Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Jean Michael Saks
Was born at 8 November 1921 in New York City, New York, USA . Died at 28 March 2015, East Hampton, New York, USA (pneumonia)
There is some small facts about Gene Saks:
  • Trained at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research; education received at Cornell University.
  • Early career was spent as an Actors Studio-trained actor making his debut on Broadway in "South Pacific."
  • Won Broadway's Tony Award three Times: as Best Director (Musical), in 1977 for "I Love My Wife," and as Best Director (Play), in 1983 for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and in 1985 for "Biloxi Blues." He was also Tony-nominated on four other occasions: as Best Director (Musical), in 1965 for "Half a Sixpence" and in 1966 for "Mame," as Best Director (Dramatic), in 1975 for "Same Time, Next Year;" and as Best Director (Play) in 1991 for "Lost in Yonkers."
  • Known for his close, over two-decade association with writer 'Neil Simon (I)' , which included directing Simon's film versions of Barefoot in the Park (1967) , The Odd Couple (1968) , Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) , and Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) .
  • Directed both the Broadway show and film version of "Mame" that featured then-wife 'Bea Arthur (I)' .
  • Has a daughter Annabelle (born 1981) by wife Keren.
  • Father of 'Daniel Saks' and 'Matthew Saks' .
  • Directed 2 actresses to Oscar nominations: 'Mildred Natwick' (Best Supporting Actress, Barefoot in the Park (1967) ), and 'Goldie Hawn' (Best Supporting Actress, Cactus Flower (1969) ). Hawn won an Oscar for her performance.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, taking part in the invasion of Normandy.
  • His father, Morris Saks, ran a wholesale women's shoe business in Hackensack, New Jersey.
  • Helped start a theater cooperative at the Cherry Lane Theater.
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There is the list of movies, where Gene Saks was taked part:
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1 The Prisoner of Second Avenue movie The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1975 as Harry Edison
2 Kraft Television Theatre movie Kraft Television Theatre 1947 as Harper - Story #2
3 A Thousand Clowns movie A Thousand Clowns 1965 as Leo Herman
4 Deconstructing Harry movie Deconstructing Harry 1997 as Harry's Father
5 Funny movie Funny 1988 as Himself
6 I.Q. movie I.Q. 1994 as Boris Podolsky
7 Lovesick movie Lovesick 1983 as Frantic Patient
8 Nobodys Fool movie Nobodys Fool 1994 as Wirf
9 On Seventh Avenue movie On Seventh Avenue 1996 as Sol Jacobs
10 The 37th Annual Tony Awards movie The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 as Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play
11 The 39th Annual Tony Awards movie The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 as Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play
12 The 45th Annual Tony Awards movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 as Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play
13 The Goodbye People movie The Goodbye People 1984 as Marcus Soloway
14 The One and Only movie The One and Only 1978 as Sidney Seltzer
15 Where Is Thy Brother? movie Where Is Thy Brother? 1958 as Mr. Kalish
16 Armstrong Circle Theatre movie Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950 as Arthur Vernon
17 Bachelor Father movie Bachelor Father 1957 as Fred
18 Brenner movie Brenner 1959 as Vinnie Harper
19 Law & Order movie Law & Order 1990 as Judge Carl Samuel
20 Mike Hammer movie Mike Hammer 1958 as Gobo McCoy
21 Omnibus movie Omnibus 1952 as Traveling salesman
22 Play of the Week movie Play of the Week 1959 as Mikoel
23 Playwrights 56 movie Playwrights 56 1955 as Mr. Baumgarten
24 Producers Showcase movie Producers Showcase 1954 as Waiter
25 The Elgin Hour movie The Elgin Hour 1954 as Mitchell Sanders
26 The Merv Griffin Show movie The Merv Griffin Show 1962 as Himself
27 The United States Steel Hour movie The United States Steel Hour 1953 as Willie
28 You Are There movie You Are There 1953 as Pvt. Lambert
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