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.

actor, director
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November 8, 1921
New York, New York, United States

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