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Sam SIMON

American Sam SIMON

born Samuel Michael SIMON

American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist and philanthropist

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on June 06, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: on March 08, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, United States


Biography

Samuel Michael Simon was born on June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He grew up in Beverly Hills and Malibu. Simon's family lived opposite Groucho Marx. Simon's father was a cheap clothing manufacturer and was of Estonian-Jewish heritage. Simon had a childhood which has been described as "comfortable" and "privileged". Although his parents wanted Simon to become a lawyer, he was interested in art from a young age, appearing on televised local art programs as young as the age of five. He once was told by Walt Disney that he would one day work at his studio.

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- Category Author, Director, Philanthropist