Gene Saks

Highest Rated: 100% The Odd Couple (1968)
Birthday: Nov 8, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
Trained as an actor, Gene Saks organized a number of New York-based workshop organizations before making his Broadway debut. He began directing in 1963, helming such Neil Simon Broadway plays as Biloxi Blues and Brighton Beach Memoirs and such Simon-scripted films as Barefoot in the Park (1967), The Odd Couple (1968), and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1986). Saks made his film acting bow in 1965, recreating his stage role as paranoid kiddie-show host Chuckles the Chipmunk in A Thousand Clowns. Saks was married to actress Beatrice Arthur, who co-starred in his 1974 film version of Mame, from 1950 to 1980.. In 1995 Saks directed the 1995 TV remake of the 1961 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie. He died in 2015, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
70% Barrymore Executive Producer Director 2012
52% Melinda and Melinda Actor $3.8M 2005
73% Deconstructing Harry Harry's Father 1997
No Score Yet Bye Bye Birdie Director 1995
44% I.Q. Boris Podolsky 1994
91% Nobody's Fool Wirf 1994
No Score Yet A Fine Romance Actor Director 1992
75% Brighton Beach Memoirs Director 1986
40% Lovesick Frantic Patient 1983
No Score Yet The Goodbye People Marcus Soloway 1983
No Score Yet The One and Only Sidney Seltzer 1978
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Second Avenue Harry Edison 1975
29% Mame Director 1974
20% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Director 1972
88% Cactus Flower Director 1969
100% The Odd Couple Director 1968
83% Barefoot in the Park Director 1967
69% A Thousand Clowns Leo 1965

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Judge Samuel Judge Carl Samuel
  • 1998

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