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S. Sylvan Simon

S. Sylvan Simon

Film producer, film and theatre director
S. Sylvan Simon
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Quick Facts

Intro Film producer, film and theatre director
Was Film director Film producer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 9 March 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, U.S.A.
Death 17 May 1951, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 41 years)
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S. Sylvan Simon (March 9, 1910 – May 17, 1951) was an American stage/film director and producer.

He began his film career at Warner Bros. in 1935, directing screen tests. In 1937, Simon moved to MGM, where he worked on the Marx Brothers' The Big Store, supervising many of the slapstick sequences. He directed Red Skelton's first starring feature, 1941's Whistling in the Dark, and later worked on two more Skelton vehicles, A Southern Yankee and The Fuller Brush Man, in 1948. Simon also directed Wallace Beery in Bad Bascomb (1946), and a Glenn Ford western, Lust for Gold (1949).

Simon was the producer of Born Yesterday, a 1950 comedy that was nominated for five Academy Awards. He then suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 41. His ashes were interred in a small unassuming bronze nameplate niche at Columbarium of Memory (Niche # 20174), in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California.




  • Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (uncredited, 1945)
  • I Love Trouble (1948)
  • The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
  • Shockproof (1949)
  • Lust for Gold (1949)
  • Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
  • Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
  • The Good Humor Man (1950)
  • The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
  • Born Yesterday (1950)
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