Cheerful critic who worked for ABC's Good Morning America for over 25 years.He was a master of the thumbnail-length reviews, and won several Emmy Awards for his work.He wrote the book for the musical The First, which was about Jackie Robinson. The book earned him a Tony Award nomination.BEFORE FAME
While attending college in Georgia in the 1960s he helped to organize black voters.PERSONAL LIFE
His grandmother, an immigrant from Romania, was one of the survivors of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911.FUN FACTS
TV Show Host Joel Siegel were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Ruby, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 184 days until Joel Siegel next birthday.