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Richard Leo Simon (1899 - July 29, 1960) was an American businessman, the co-founder of the publishing house Simon & Schuster. His brother was music critic and author George T. Simon. A graduate of Columbia University, he had four children with wife Andrea (Heinemann) Simon: former opera singer and New York real estate agent Joanna Simon; Broadway score writer Lucy Simon; singer-songwriter Carly Simon; and photographer Peter Simon.

Simon died in 1960 after suffering a heart attack. Simon was a resident of Fieldston, an area within Riverdale in the Bronx.[1]

Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books across a wide variety of genres and printed and digital formats. It is the publishing operation of CBS Corporation, one of the world's premier media companies.

Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster. Their initial project was a crossword puzzle book, the first ever produced, which was a runaway bestseller. From that, the company has grown to become a multifaceted publishing house that publishes 1900 titles annually, and whose seven divisions – Adult Publishing, Children's Publishing, Audio, Digital, and international companies in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia -- are home to some of the most distinguished imprints and recognizable brand names in the world of publishing. Simon & Schuster and its imprints have won 54 Pulitzer Prizes, and been the recipient of numerous National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Grammy Awards, and Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

From the beginning, the two founding entrepreneurs approached the business in a much different manner than their more buttoned down colleagues along Publishers Row. The history of S&S is marked by numerous significant industry "firsts." Dick Simon and Max Schuster were aggressive marketers, often spending five to ten times more for advertising and promotion than their competitors: they were the first publisher to offer booksellers the privilege of returning unsold copies for credit; they were the first to apply mass market production and distribution techniques to books, and in 1939, with Robert Fair de Graff, launched the paperback revolution with the founding of Pocket Books, America's first paperback publisher. In 1945, they published the first "instant book." And in 2000, Simon & Schuster became the first publisher to offer an original work by a major author exclusively in electronic form with the publication of Stephen King's eBook Riding the Bullet, a worldwide publishing and media phenomenon.
In 1944, Simon & Schuster and Pocket Books were sold to department store magnate Marshall Field. Upon Field's death in 1957, the company was repurchased by Simon, Schuster, Leon Shimkin and James M. Jacobson, who among them held it in various combinations of ownership until 1975, when Shimkin sold it to international ....http://www.simonsays.com/content/feature.cfm?feature_id=1631&tab=1
Name: Richard Leo Simon
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birth Date: 6 Mar 1899
Race: White
Roll: 1766253
DraftBoard: 129
Student at Columbia University
Relative: Leo L.Simon
Name: Richard L Simon
Age in 1910: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Leo L
Father's Birth Place: Connecticut
Mother's Name: Anna
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
Leo L Simon 43
Anna Simon 41
Richard L Simon 11
Henry W Simon 8
Alfred E Simon 2
Sara Logan 29
Christine Guan 22
Elsie Bachler 24
Name: Leo Simon
Home in 1880: New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Connecticut
Relation to Head of Household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: German
Mother's birthplace: German
Name: Leo L Simon
Arrival Date: 14 Dec 1912
Estimated Birth Year: 1866
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Mauretania
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Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Connecticut
Line: 18
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1991
Birth Location: Connecticut
Birth Location Other: Hartford
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Name: John Simon
Home in 1880: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Baden
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Caraline
Father's birthplace: Baden
Mother's birthplace: Prussia
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Occupation: Wk-Brewery
Marital Status: Married
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
John Simon 52
Caraline Simon 43
Agusta Simon 13
Lizzie Simon 10
On August 4, 1934, "Andrea Heinemann Bride: New York Girl [was] to Wed Richard L. Simon, Publisher
2004 INTERVIEW magazine (Carly)".. My mother's mother was black. I'm
Jewish, black, Cuban and French..".http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_6_34/ai_n6095018/pg_3
Published: February 16, 1994

Andrea Heinemann Simon, a community leader in Riverdale, the Bronx, died yesterday at her home there. She was 84.

The cause was lung cancer, said her daughter, Joanna Walker.

Mrs. Simon served for more than 30 years on the board of directors of the Riverdale Mental Health Association. She also worked for the association as a fund-raiser. In addition, she was a director of the Riverdale Chapter of the United Nations Association.

Her husband, Richard L. Simon, was a co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the publishers. He died in 1960.

Mrs. Simon is survived by three daughters, Carly Simon, the singer and composer, Lucy Levine and Joanna Walker, all of Manhattan, and a son, Peter Simon of Chilmark, Mass

Carly: Music was so strong in my family. We never got together without having music. My father was a wonderful pianist, and everybody played the guitar or ukulele. My Uncle Dutch, his name was Fred Heinemann, was a mouth bass player. He did everything – babumpabump-bump – with his mouth. He played really well with his mouth.

Peter and Dutch, who were stationed at Fort Dix during the post-war era, had a band, Peter on guitar and Dutch on mouth bass. They would come home and teach us – my two sisters and younger brother and me songs that influenced us in many directions.

my uncle, Peter Dean discovered Paul Whiteman and Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee and was their manager for a while and was instrumental in the songs that Peggy Lee chose to sing. She gave him a lot of credit in her book.

Peter became a singer at age 68 or 70 and changed his name to Peter "Snake Hips" Dean. He played the ukulele and moved his hips because nobody did it better than Peter.
Peter Dean, Singer, 77

Published: May 21, 1988

LEAD: Peter Dean, a singer and former artists' representative, died of cancer Tuesday in Anna Maria, Fla. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Dean began his singing career when he was 60 years old, after managing such performers as Paul Whiteman and Peggy Lee for about 30 years. He closed his Manhattan management firm and started singing 1930's songs at New York nightclubs and hotels. Known as Snake Hips Dean, he also made several recordings..

Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Jennie, and a son, Peter Jr., both of Anna Maria, and by a sister, Andrea Simon of Riverdale, N.Y.
Name: Andrea Heinemann
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 10 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: Spain
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 494

Simon, [Marvin] Neil (b. Jul 04,1927), playwright. The most successful popular dramatist of his era, he was born in the Bronx and educated at New York University. Early in his career he was a radio and television script writer, then turned to the stage by writing sketches for summer camp revues. His sketches were seen on stage in Catch a Star (1955) and New Faces of 1956 before finding success with his first full?]length play, Come Blow Your Horn (1961). After writing the book for the musical Little Me (1962), Simon then enjoyed a string of hits unparalleled in American stage history: Barefoot in the Park (1963), The Odd Couple (1965), Sweet Charity (1966), Plaza Suite (1968), Promises, Promises (1968), and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1968). He had less success with The Star?]Spangled Girl (1966) and The Gingerbread Lady (1970) but had back?]to?]back hits with The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971) and The Sunshine Boys (1972). From that point on, Simon's theatre career was a matter of hit?]or?]miss with some estimable plays in both categories: The Good Doctor (1973), God's Favorite (1974), California Suite (1976), Chapter Two (1977), They're Playing Our Song (1979), I Ought to Be in Pictures (1980), Fools (1981), and the autobiographical trilogy consisting of Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985), and Broadway Bound (1986). His later efforts include Rumors (1988), Lost in Yonkers (1991), Jake's Women (1992), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993), The Goodbye Girl (1993), London Suite (1995), Proposals (1997), The Dinner Party (2000), 45 Seconds from Broadway (2001), and Rose's Dilemma (2003). Simon, a shrewd observer of human foibles and a master of the surprise one?]line joke, often makes remarkably effective comedies out of potentially unpleasant themes. Much of his success depends on these qualities, since his plays rarely offer major plot twists. While Simon's more serious efforts have met with mixed reactions, they usually employ the same skill and vivid characterizations. Many of his plays have been made into popular films, often with his own screenplays. Autobiographies: Rewrites, 1996; The Play Goes On, 1999.

Name: Irving Simon
Home in 1930: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Marnie, born in New York to Russian Parents
Race: White
Occupation: Salesman of drugs


Military service:

Rent/home value: Rent $73

Age at first marriage: he was 20 and she was 19

Parents' birthplace:Russia

Household Members:
Name Age
Irving Simon 32
Marnie Simon 31
Daniel Simon 11
Marvin Simon ( Neil) 2 6/12
Name: Irving Simon
Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 5, Bronx, New York
Age: 22 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Spouse's Name: Mannie
Father's Birth Place: Russia
Mother's Birth Place: Russia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 388

Household Members:
Name Age
Herman Levy came to the country in 1886 tailor 50
Anna Levy came to the country in 1886 50
Mike Levy chauffer 30
Kate (nee Levy) Greenhouse 28
Albert Greenhouse a clerk 28
Sidney Greenhouse 5
Mannie ( nee Levy) Simon 21
Irving Simon 22
Daniel Simon 11/12
Benjamin Willer 23
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Irving Simon
Name: Irving Simon
City: Bronx
County: Bronx
State: New York
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1898
Race: White
Roll: 1753939


Name: Dora Simon
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Russia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Russia
Mother's Birth Place: Russia
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 11, New York, New York
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female works at a candy store
Year of Immigration: 1890
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Name Age
Dora Simon 42
Jacob Simon sales candy store 23
Annie Simon 18
Jennie Simon 14
Lillian Simon 15
Issy Simon 12

Danny Simon, brother of playwright Neil, dies at 86

By Michael Kuchwara (The Associated Press)

Comedy writer Danny Simon, shown to the left of his brother Neil, died Tuesday of complications of a stroke.Simon wrote for such classic 1950s television series as
Comedy writer Danny Simon, shown to the left of his brother Neil, died Tuesday of complications of a stroke.Simon wrote for such classic 1950s television series as "Your Show of Shows."

NEW YORK - Danny Simon, a comedy writer who together with his brother, Neil, wrote for such classic 1950s television series as "Your Show of Shows," has died of complications of a stroke. He was 86.


Danny Simon died Tuesday in Portland, Ore., Neil Simon said Wednesday.

It was Danny Simon who mentored his younger sibling, as well as nicknaming him "Doc." They worked together in radio in the late 1940s and then in television, a period of their lives chronicled in Neil Simon's 1993 play, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

The brothers wrote not only for "Your Show of Shows," 90 minutes of live, original comedy starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, but also for "The Jackie Gleason Show," "The Red Buttons Show" and "The Phil Silvers Show," in which the popular comedian portrayed the conniving Army Sgt. Ernie Bilko.

It was with "Your Show of Shows" that the Simons collaborated with such legendary writers as Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller, Mel Tolkin and later Woody Allen, who once said, "Everything I learned about comedy, I learned from Danny Simon."

When Neil Simon grew dissatisfied with the restrictions of network TV and left to write for the theater, Danny Simon stayed in television as head writer for NBC's "Colgate Comedy Hour." He later wrote for "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas; "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life" and provided material for many of Joan Rivers' appearances on "The Tonight Show."

"Danny made me laugh," Neil Simon said in a statement after his brother's death. "He made everyone laugh. He was a character (in more ways than one) in at least nine or 10 of my plays, and I'm sure he will probably be there again in many plays to come."

Danny Simon, born Dec. 18, 1918 in the Bronx, also taught comedy workshops in universities around the country. He is survived by his son, Michael Simon; his daughter, Valerie Simon; and two grandchildren.



Name: Barnatte Simon
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Russia
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Dora
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Immigration Year: 1888
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Household Members:
Name Age
Barnatte Simon 42
Dora Simon 31
Ida Simon 16
Jack Simon 15
Annie Simon 9
Jannie Simon 7
Lena Simon 5
Israel Simon 2

Paul Simon
Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey to Jewish Hungarian parents Belle (died in 2007), an English teacher, and Louis Simon (died in 1995), a college professor, bass player, and dance bandleader who performed under the name "Lee Sims".[3] His family soon moved to Kew Gardens Hills, Queens in New York City. Simon's musical career began in Forest Hills High School when he and his friend Art Garfunkel began singing together as a duo, occasionally performing at school dances. Their idols were the Everly Brothers, whom they often emulated and/or imitated in their early recordings. Simon and Garfunkel were named "Tom & Jerry" by their record company and it was under this name that the duo first had success. In 1957, they recorded the single "Hey, Schoolgirl," on Big Records which reached forty-nine on the pop charts while they were still in their teens.

After graduating from high school, Simon attended Queens College, while Garfunkel studied at Columbia University in Manhattan. Simon was a brother in the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Though Simon earned a degree in English literature, his real passion was rock and roll. Between 1957 and 1964, Simon wrote, recorded, and released more than thirty songs, occasionally reuniting with Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry for some singles, including "Our Song," "That's My Story," and "Surrender, Please Surrender," among others. He also briefly attended Brooklyn Law School.

Most of the songs Simon recorded in the six years after 1957 were performed alone or with musicians other than Garfunkel. They were released on several minor record labels, such as Amy, ABC-Paramount, Big, Hunt, Ember, King, Tribute, and Madison. He used several different pseudonyms for these recordings, including Jerry Landis, Paul Kane (from Orson Welles's film Citizen Kane), and True Taylor. Simon enjoyed some moderate success in recording a few singles as part of a group called Tico and the Triumphs, including a song called "Motorcycle" which reached 99 on the Billboard charts in 1962. Tico and the Triumphs released four "45s." Marty Cooper, a member of the group, sang lead on several of these releases and was actually known as Tico. Bobby Susser, children's songwriter and record producer, and childhood friend of Simon's, co-produced the Tico "45s" with Simon. That same year, Paul reached 97 on the pop charts as Jerry Landis with the hit "The Lone Teen Ranger." Both singles were released on Amy Records.

During this period, Simon met Carole King, with whom he recorded several unreleased demos as a duo called The Cosines to be recorded and released by other groups. In addition, Simon's experience in the studio led him to produce many singles for other acts, including The Vels, Ritchie Cordell, The Fashions, Jay Walker and the Pedestrians, and Dougie and the Dubs. It was also at this time that he became attracted to the New York folk music scene and made his first forays into the folk-rock genre, as is evident in the songs "Carlos Dominguez" and "He Was My Brother" (1963), the latter of which he dedicated to a friend and former classmate, Andrew Goodman who had been murdered while working on the Freedom Summer project in Mississippi in 1964. During the mid-1960s, while living in the UK, Simon co-wrote several songs with Bruce Woodley of the Australian pop group The Seekers. "I Wish You Could Be Here," "Cloudy," and "Red Rubber Ball" were written during this period. However, Woodley's co-authorship credit was incorrectly omitted from "Cloudy" off the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme album. When the American group The Cyrkle recorded a cover of "Red Rubber Ball," the song reached number two in the US. Simon also contributed his original composition to The Seekers catalogue, "Someday One Day," which was released in March 1966.

Simon and Garfunkel

Main article: Simon and Garfunkel

In early 1964, Simon and Garfunkel got an audition with Columbia Records, whose executives were impressed enough to sign the duo to a contract to produce an album. According to a February 2001 writing from Bud Scoppa, Miles Davis was a member of the Columbia Records staff that offered the duo a record deal.[citation needed] Columbia decided that the two would be called simply "Simon & Garfunkel," which Simon claimed in 2003, was the first time that artists' ethnic names had been used in pop music.[4]

Simon and Garfunkel's first LP, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. was released on 19 October 1964 and comprised twelve songs in the folk vein, five of them written by Simon. The album initially flopped, but East Coast radio stations began receiving requests for one of the tracks, Simon's "The Sound of Silence." Their producer, Tom Wilson, overdubbed the track with electric guitar, bass, and drums, releasing it as a single that eventually went to number one on the pop charts in the USA.

Simon had gone to England after the initial failure of Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., pursuing a solo career (including collaborations with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers) and releasing the album The Paul Simon Song Book in the UK in 1965. But he returned to the USA to reunite with Garfunkel after "The Sound of Silence" had started to enjoy commercial success. Together they recorded several influential albums, including 1966's Sounds of Silence, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Bookends in 1968 and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970). Simon and Garfunkel also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 Mike Nichols film The Graduate (starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft). While writing Mrs. Robinson, Simon originally toyed with the title Mrs. Roosevelt. When Garfunkel reported this indecision over the song's name to the director, Nichols replied, "Don't be ridiculous! We're making a movie here! It's Mrs. Robinson!"[5]

Simon pursued solo projects after the duo released their very popular album Bridge over Troubled Water. Occasionally, he and Garfunkel did reunite, such as in 1975 for their Top Ten single "My Little Town," which Simon originally wrote for Garfunkel, claiming his work was lacking 'bite'. The song was included on their respective solo albums; Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, and Garfunkel's Breakaway. Contrary to popular belief, the song is not at all autobiographical of Simon's early life in New York.[6] In 1981, they got together again for the famous concert in Central Park, followed by a world tour and an aborted reunion album Think Too Much, which was eventually released (sans Garfunkel) as Hearts and Bones. Together, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

In 2003, the two reunited again when they received Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. This reunion led to a U.S. tour, the acclaimed "Old Friends" concert series, followed by a 2004 international encore, which culminated in a free concert at the Colosseum in Rome. That final concert drew 600,000 people — 100,000 more than had attended Paul McCartney's concert at the same venue a year earlier.[citation needed]

Solo career

After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1971, Simon began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, which contained one of his first experiments with world music, the Jamaican-inspired Mother and Child Reunion, and There Goes Rhymin' Simon in 1973, which featured such popular hit songs as "Something So Right" (a tribute to his first wife, Peggy), "Kodachrome", "American Tune" and "Loves Me Like A Rock," the latter two obliquely referencing the dark cloud of the Watergate scandal involving the Nixon administration. His 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years is considered to be among his finest work, particularly the title track and the hit single "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Over the next five years, Simon dabbled in various projects, including writing music for the film Shampoo (a project which was eventually scrapped) and acting (he was cast as Tony Lacey in Woody Allen's film Annie Hall). He continued, though less prolifically, to produce hits such as "Slip Slidin' Away" (on Simon's final Columbia album Greatest Hits, Etc. in 1977) and "Late in the Evening," (on 1980's One Trick Pony album) while often appearing on Saturday Night Live. The One Trick Pony album, Simon's first album with Warner Bros. Records (which also took over distribution of Simon's solo Columbia recordings from 1972 on) was also paired with a major motion picture of the same name, with Simon in the starring role. Simon's next album Hearts and Bones, while critically acclaimed, did not yield any hit singles and marked a lull in his commercial popularity in the early 1980s. The album featured "The Late Great Johnny Ace," a song partly about Johnny Ace, a U.S rhythm and blues singer, and partly about slain ex-Beatle John Lennon.

In 1985, Simon lent his talents to USA for Africa and performed on the famine relief fundraising single We Are the World. In 1986 he released the immensely popular Graceland, for which he won a Grammy. The album featured the groundbreaking use of African rhythms and performers such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In 1990, he followed up Graceland with the commercially successful and consistent successor album The Rhythm of the Saints, which featured Brazilian musical themes. These albums helped to popularize world music as a genre. The importance of both albums allowed Simon to stage another New York concert, and on August 15, 1991, almost 10 years after his concert with Garfunkel, Simon staged another concert in Central Park with both African and South American bands. The success led to both a live album and an Emmy winning TV special.

His 2000 studio album You're the One, did not reach the commercial heights of previous albums but was considered by many fans and critics to be an artistic success and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. A DVD of the same title, taped in Paris, was released in 2000. In 2002 he recorded the theme song for the animated children's movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie called "Father and Daughter." It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.
Paul Simon: The Definitive Biography of the Legendary Singer/Songwriter By Laura Jackson