Richard L. Simon

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Birthday
6, 1899
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 29, 1960 (61)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1899
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 29, 1960 (61)

About

Co-founder with his friend Max Schuster of the Simon & Schuster publishing house, one of the Big Four of English-language publishing.

Before Fame

He briefly worked as a piano salesman before he opened a publishing house making crossword books. He was inspired by his aunt's favorite pastime.

Trivia

His aunt complained to him that she was impatient to wait until Sunday for the next crossword puzzle and that no book anthologies of them existed, prompting him to create some.

Family Life

He was one of five siblings born to a wealthy German Jewish family in New York. His sister Carly Simon was the singer of "You're So Vain" from 1972.

Associated With

He published Bob Woodward's famous book "Against All Enemies" under his imprint.

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