Simone Simon
French actress
Simone Simon
Simone Thérèse Fernande Simon was a French film actress who began her film career in 1931.
Biography
Simone Simon's personal information overview.
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Die Schulsackerl warten wieder - Kleine Zeitung
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Julian, Lena und Elias kamen zu dritt aus Aflenz, um ihre Schulsackerl zu holen. Lena ist Schulanfängerin, die Buben kommen in die vierte Klasse. Simone, Simon und Sarah aus Bruck und Krieglach gehörten auch zu jenen, die sich schon auf die Schule freuen
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Simone Simon, est la doyenne de la commune, fête ses 96 ans - Ouest-France
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Vendredi, les élus, Elisabeth Puillandre, Isabelle Delemer et le maire Lucien Mercier, ont tenu à venir souhaiter un bon anniversaire à la doyenne, Simone Simon, née Geffroy, qui a 96 ans. Toujours vive et alerte, elle raconte avec pudeur toute sa vie
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Jean Gabin on TCM: GRAND ILLUSION, PEPE LE MOKO, TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Married to an older, unattractive man (Fernand Ledoux), Simone Simon is the woman who destroys our anti-hero. Sounds familiar? Before you say that Renoir and fellow dialogue writer Denise Leblond stole the idea from some James M. Cain novel,
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Westchester Del Rey's furious rally comes up a run short - Daily Breeze
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Dolan moved to third on a groundout by Melissa Euyoque, and scored on a groundout by Simone Simon to make it 5-4 with two outs. But Sarah Robinson grounded out to end the game and Midway prevailed by the skin of its teeth. Westchester Del Rey trailed
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Claudette Colbert Q&A Pt.1: 'The Claudette Colbert Business' - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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[Myrna Loy, Margaret Sullavan, Miriam Hopkins, and Constance Bennett were mentioned for It Happened One Night; Simone Simon and Isa Miranda were initially cast in Under Two Flags and Zaza, respectively.]
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Jobcenter Leipzig lädt zur sechsten Bildungsbörse ein - Leipzig-seiten
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“Diese Chance sollte sich kein Arbeitsuchender entgehen lassen“, macht Dr. Simone Simon, die Geschäftsführerin des Jobcenters, deutlich. “Viele Unternehmen sind auf der Suche nach Fachkräften. Durch eine maßgeschneiderte Weiterbildung können wir unsere
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Simon drives in 3 runs, Cecere does the rest for Westchester Del Rey softball team - Daily Breeze
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Cecere pitched a three-hit shutout that was a scoreless tie until Westchester (3-1) scratched out a run in the fourth inning thanks to the first of three clutch RBIs by Simone Simon. "Oh my gosh I was so relieved," Cecere said of the run support
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Le bonheur est dans les gares - temoignage Chretien
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Cent choses me touchent dans la Bête humaine : la force des images du rail, la beauté équivoque de Simone Simon, le rôle de braconnier que s'attribue Jean Renoir, l'insistance sur la violence des rapports de classe. Et un détail me frappe : la mention
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Suspects Charged in Jewelry Store Robberies - Patch.com
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Simone Simon is charged with two armed robberies, and he is currently at large. GCPD Three men have been charged in robberies earlier this year at Barron's Fine Jewelry and Tara Fine Jewelry, according to a press release from the Gwinnett County Police ... - -
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Arbeits-Speed-Dating im Jobcenter Leipzig - Leipzig Fernsehen
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„Diese Premiere war aus unserer Sicht ein voller Erfolg“, fasst Jobcenter-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Simone Simon ihre Eindrücke zusammen. „Die Arbeitgeber waren dank der guten Vorbereitung der Teilnehmer sehr zufrieden. Sie konnten innerhalb weniger
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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 06: Fashionable Cape Town, Firehouse expansion plans - Bizcommunity.com
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In studio will be Simone Simon Newton-Smith, Virgin Atlantic Airways country manager South Africa, and Gordon Cook, co-founder and school navigator for Vega, who will be discussing global branding, strategy and industry-related news
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Praktikum in Malta zu vergeben - Leipzig Fernsehen
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Unsere Erfahrungen sind sehr positiv, über die Hälfte aller ehemaligen Teilnehmer hat danach einen Job gefunden oder eine Ausbildung aufgenommen“, wirbt Dr. Simone Simon, Geschäftsführerin des Jobcenters Leipzig, für das Praktikum
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La mamie aux mille napperons - L'Écho de la Lys
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Simone Simon expose et vend ses tricots d'art tout le mois de juin à l'Espace info tourisme. Depuis l'âge de sept ans, Simone Simon tricote. Avec une simple bobine de coton et quelques baguettes, elle donne naissance à des nénuphars, des moulins à vent
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Cycle Jean Gabin" : chaque vendredi à 21 heures en juillet. - Le Blog TV News (Blog)
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La bête humaine (1938 - Jean Renoir), le vendredi 1 juillet à 21h00, avec Jean Gabin, Simone Simon : Lantier, conducteur de locomotive, tombe éperdument amoureux de la femme d'un sous-chef de gare, impliquée dans un meurtre commis sur la ligne
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Simone Simon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 94
    Simon died in Paris, France, on 22 February 2005, aged 94, from natural causes.
    More Details Hide Details The BBC mistakenly reported her age as 93 by using the wrong year of birth (1911). A few days later, French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres issued a statement in which he extolled Simon's "charm, her irresistible smile... With Simone Simon's passing, we have lost one of the most seductive and most brilliant stars of the French cinema of the first half of the 20th century." In 2011, British actor and writer Stephen Mosley paid tribute to her in his acclaimed book of strange tales The Boy Who Loved Simone Simon.
  • 1973
    Age 62
    Her film roles were few after this and she made her final film appearance in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Simon never married. It was alleged by her secretary that she gave a gold key to her boudoir to any man she was interested in, including George Gershwin. However, as film historian Greg Mank reports in his audio commentary for the DVD of Cat People the secretary was then on trial for extorting money from her employer, and her word on this matter cannot be taken at face value (the secretary was later convicted, and the terms of her probation required that she never speak of the "gold key" scandal again). In the 1950s, Simon was romantically involved with the French banker and racehorse owner/breeder Alec Weisweiller whose wife Francine was one of Jean Cocteau's patrons. She was at one time in a relationship with World War II double agent Duško Popov, codenamed "Tricycle".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 27
    There, she appeared in the Jean Renoir film La Bête Humaine (The Human Beast) in 1938.
    More Details Hide Details With the outbreak of World War II, she returned to Hollywood and worked for RKO Radio Pictures where she achieved her greatest successes in English language cinema with The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), Cat People (1942) and The Curse of the Cat People (1944); the latter two formed part of the horror film series produced by Val Lewton. These films did not lead to greater success and she languished in mediocre films until the end of the war. She returned to France to act, and appeared in La Ronde (Roundabout, 1950).
  • 1937
    Age 26
    Failing in finding her appropriate roles, the studio allowed her to go on an eight-week vacation to France, and following her return in June 1937, she was assigned to Suez (1938), but the project was shelved and she was eventually replaced.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1930s, Simon returned to France, dissatisfied with the development of her American film career and the backfiring of its related publicity.
    Among others, she was cast in the Janet Gaynor role in the 1937 remake of the silent classic Seventh Heaven (1927), which co-starred James Stewart and flopped.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, she was cast in Danger – Love at Work (1937), but due to her heavy French accent she had to be replaced by Ann Sothern.
  • 1936
    Age 25
    Instead, the studio rushed her in the romantic comedy Ladies in Love (1936), which was filmed in mid-1936.
    More Details Hide Details She shared the female lead with Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young and Constance Bennett, some of whom objected to the large number of scenes that Simon was getting. It was a heavyweight lineup in which Simon's role left her little chance to compete effectively. Trying to avoid quarrels, she hired an assistant to prevent her from making headlines with her behavior. Despite a big build-up, which included a weekly salary even though her first American film was released more than a year after her arrival in the country, Simon's films for 20th Century Fox were only moderately successful.
    Simon herself claimed in a 1936 interview that she fell ill after weeks of tests and rehearsing for the film.
    More Details Hide Details She admitted, though, that in the early stage of production she was temperamental, insisting that she was inspired to behave that way after a conversation with Marlene Dietrich, who told her that "a star is only as important as she makes herself out to be." She dismissed any further claims of her being rude or difficult to work with, explaining to the press that she was initially not used to the American lifestyle, which was in her view more extroverted than the French way of living. Her poor health caused her to be hospitalized, during which she became convinced to give up her American contract. Shortly after she had decided to return to France, the studio assigned her to a third billing role in Girls' Dormitory (1936). Simon was attracted to the story and saw "great possibilities" in her character. Reportedly, she again showed a temperament, which led to difficulties with Ruth Chatterton, the film's star, who felt that Simon was receiving more attention. Simon confessed that she was nervous during production, because studio executives were closely watching her every step. Although thought to be one of the highlights of the year, Girls' Dormitory was soon forgotten by the public, making Simon's American film debut less than impressive. Nonetheless, Simon was hailed a sensation and critics applauded her performance. Furthermore, magazines reported that it brought the actress overnight fame. Shortly after the film's release she was cast in White Hunter, a B movie that would reunite her with producer Irving Cummings.
  • 1935
    Age 24
    In mid-1935, she was cast in the female lead in Under Two Flags (1936), but was discharged during production.
    More Details Hide Details Although it was reported that she withdrew due to illness, it was later revealed that Zanuck fired her after twelve days of shooting because of her temperamental behavior, which displeased the film's director Frank Lloyd.
    After seeing her in Ladies Lake, Darryl F. Zanuck brought her to Hollywood in August 1935 with a widespread publicity campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Before accepting an American contract, Simon completed two more films for Allégret, Les yeux noirs (Black Eyes, 1935) and Les beaux jours (1935). It was usual for foreign actresses to receive months of preparation before working, but Simon was given only a few weeks of English lessons before she was told to report on set. Meanwhile, the studio had trouble finding her a suitable role. She was scheduled to make her American film debut in A Message to Garcia (1936), playing a Spanish girl, but was replaced by Rita Hayworth.
  • 1932
    Age 21
    In 1932, she was given more important roles and she rose to fame after starring in Marc Allégret's Lac aux dames (Ladies Lake, 1934), which was in her own opinion her first serious role since The Unknown Singer.
    More Details Hide Details In later interviews, Simon expressed her gratitude towards Allégret, feeling that he was responsible for her glory.
  • 1931
    Age 20
    After being spotted in a restaurant in June 1931, Simon was offered a film contract by director Victor Tourjansky, which ended her plans to become a fashion designer.
    More Details Hide Details She made her screen debut in Le chanteur inconnu (The Unknown Singer, 1931), and quickly established herself as one of the country's most successful film actresses. Simon later told a reporter that she had no acting experience when making her first screen test for The Unknown Singer.
    She went to Paris in 1931 and worked briefly as a singer, model and fashion designer.
    More Details Hide Details She also at one point wanted to become a sculptor. Simon worked chiefly for the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, and then managed to get more serious work with Sacha Guitry in Ô mon bel inconnu.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born on April 23, 1910.
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