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Andrea Heinemann Simon
American activist

Andrea Heinemann Simon

Andrea Heinemann Simon
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Intro American activist
Was Activist
From United States of America
Field Activism
Gender female
Birth 24 March 1909, Philadelphia, USA
Death 15 February 1994, Riverdale, USA (aged 84 years)
Star sign Aries
Spouse: Richard L. Simon
Children: Lucy SimonJoanna SimonCarly Simon
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Andrea Heinemann Simon (March 24, 1909 – February 15, 1994) was an American civil rights activist and the mother of singer Carly Simon.

Life and career

Andrea Louise Heinemann was born and raised in Philadelphia, the second child of Ofelia "Elma Marie" (Oliete/Ollright), known as "Chibie", and Frederick Adolph "Fred" Heinemann. Her father was of German descent. Her mother was born in Cuba, and was of pardo heritage, a freed-slave descendant (the show Finding Your Roots has tested her daughter Carly's DNA as 10% African and 2% Indigenous).

Heinemann married Richard Leo Simon (March 6, 1899 – July 29, 1960), co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the publishers. At the time of their 1934 engagement, Heinemann worked as a receptionist for the company. They had four children:

The family resided in the Riverdale community of the Bronx. Heinemann was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

Simon was actively involved in charitable and community work. This included a stint on the board of directors of the Riverdale Mental Health Association for over 30 years. She also served as a director of the Riverdale Chapter of the United Nations Association.

In 1994, Simon died of lung cancer in her Riverdale home at the age of 84.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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