Gene Saks Biography (1921-)



Born November 8, 1921, in New York, NY; son of Morris J. and Beatrix (Lewkowitz) Saks; married Beatrice Arthur (an actress; also known as Bea Arthur), May28, 1950 (divorced); married; wife's name, Keren; children: (first marriage)Matthew, Daniel; (second marriage) Annabelle. Career: Actor and director. Member: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (former president), Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nominations, best director of a musical, 1965, for Half a Sixpence, and 1966, for Mame; AntoinettePerry Award nominations, best director of a play, 1975, for Same Time, Next Year, and 1991, for Lost in Yonkers; Antoinette Perry Award, best director of musical, 1977, for I Love My Wife; New York Drama Critics Circle Award, best director of a play, 1983, for Brighton Beach Memoirs; Antoinette Perry Awards, best director of a play, 1983, for BrightonBeach Memoirs, and 1985, for Biloxi Blues; elected to Theatre Hall of Fame, 1989; Lifetime Achievement Award (with George Abbot), 1990; OuterCritics Circle Award, best director, 1991, for Lost in Yonkers; GuildHall Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994. Addresses: Contact: Society ofStage Directors and Choreographers, 1501 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
actor, director
Birth Details
November 8, 1921
New York, New York, United States

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