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Simon, Simone

actressBirthplace: Marseilles, FranceBorn: 4/23/1914

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 was a playwright whose Broadway plays and Hollywood movie adaptations made him one of history's most financially successful com…

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. …

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…

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is a music producer and executive of the BMG UK record company whose blunt assessments of the contestants on TV's American Idol made him the most talked about personality on the show's pa…

Simón Bolívar

Venezuelan-born Simón Bolívar liberated much of South America from Spanish rule in the 19th century and became one of Latin America's greatest heroes. Born to a privileged family, he was orphaned as a…

Simon BOERUM

BOERUM, Simon, a Delegate from New York; born in New Lots (now Brooklyn), Long Island, N.Y., February 29, 1724; attended the Dutch school at Flatbush, N.Y., from which he was graduated; engaged…