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(St.) is represented with a saw in his hand, in allusion to the instrument of his martyrdom. He sometimes bears fish in the other hand, in allusion to his occupation as a fishmonger. Sour…

Paul Simon

Paul Simon won more than a dozen Grammy awards from the 1960s through the 1980s, and is considered one of the best pop songwriters of his generation. In the 1960s he became famous as half of Simon & …

Neil Simon

Name at birth: Marvin Neil SimonThe author of The Odd Couple, Neil Simon is a playwright whose Broadway plays and Hollywood movie adaptations have made him one of the most financially successful comed…

Nina Simone

Name at birth: Eunice Kathleen WaymonNina Simone was a classically trained pianist who became a famous nightclub singer thanks to an early hit, 1958's "I Loves You Porgy." A powerful and eclectic tale…

Simone Biles

Name at birth: Simone Arianne BilesSimone Biles is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the first African American to win the world all-around gymnastics title, which she did in 2013, 2014 and 2015. …

Paul Simon

Paul Simonsinger, guitarist, songwriterBorn: 10/13/1941Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter best known for being half of the folk-rock duo Simo…

Carly Simon

Name at birth: Carly Elisabeth SimonSinger and songwriter Carly Simon's career rests on the hit songs she had in the early 1970s, including "Anticipation" and "You're So Vain." The daughter of publish…

Simon Raven

Simon Raven wrote the ascerbic novelist who wrote the Alms for Oblivion series of novels published in the 1960s and 1970s. The 10 volumes were a sharply satirical chronicle of British upper-class life…

Norton Simon

Norton Simon food industry executive, art collectorBorn: 2/5/1907Birthplace: Portland, Ore. Founder of Norton Simon Inc., a conglomerate of consumer products companies, Simon amassed a huge fo…

Neil Simon

Neil Simonplaywright, producerBorn: 7/4/1927Birthplace: Bronx, New York Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright known for his popular plays about middle-class America that often tou…