Sam Simon

Sam Simon – 4th Annual All In For CP Charity Poker Tournament – Arrivals – Venetian Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2011 – – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Michael Simon

Date of Birth: June 6, 1955

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: March 8, 2015

Place of Death: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sam Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, and philanthropist. He co-developed The Simpsons, alongside James L. Brooks and Matt Groening.

Sam was the son of Joan and Arthur Sheldon Simon.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel H. Simon (the son of Charles Simon and Leah Bloom). Samuel was born in Canada. Charles was born in Germany, the son of Harris Simon and Sarah. Leah was born in Poland, the daughter of Moses Bloom and Iowa.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude Riman (the daughter of Mendel Riman and Bessie Fox). Gertrude was born in Canada, to parents who were born in Galicia, Austria. Mendel was the son of Mordecai Yosef Reinman and Esther Engel, who was born in Zolochiv, Lviv, Ukraine.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Morris J. Epelfeld/Feld (the son of Aaron Epelfeld/Feld and Chava “Eva” Grabelsky). Morris was born in Russia. Chava was the daughter of David Grabelsky and Esther Chunis.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was named Ethel Goldberg (the daughter of Abraham Goldberg and Fannie). Ethel was born in New York, to parents from Poland.

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2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    He looked like Ted Cruz.

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