Bye Bye Birdie / dir. by Gene Saks ; music by Charles Strouse ; book by Michael Stewart
Gene Saks
Based on the work of
Michael Stewart
Charles Strouse
Bridge Pictures, 2005
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
ca. 126 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling : Nederlands

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Gene Saks

Gene Saks (born Jean Michael Saks; November 8, 1921 – March 28, 2015) was an American director and actor. An inductee of the American Theater Hall of Fame, his acting career began with a Broadway debut 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. He also directed a number of films during his career. He was married to Bea Arthur from 1950 until 1978, and subsequently to Keren Saks from 1980 to his death in 2015.

Early life

Saks was born in New York City, the son of Beatrix (née Lewkowitz) and Morris J. Saks. Saks first became involved in theater as a student at Hackensack High School. He studied at Cornell University. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, taking part in the Normandy landings. He also trained for acting at the Dramat…Read more on Wikipedia