Kirk Simon

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Kirk Simon
Born (1954-07-25)July 25, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died April 14, 2018(2018-04-14) (aged 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film producer and director
Years active 1984–2018

Kirk Simon (July 25, 1954 – April 14, 2018) was an American filmmaker. He is best known for his work on various documentaries. Simon has been nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning once. Simon has produced three films nominated for the Best Documentary (Short Subject), including Chimps: So Like Us (1990), Rehearsing a Dream (2007), and Strangers No More (2010); he won the award for the latter film at the 83rd Academy Awards, and shared the win with Karen Goodman with whom he worked on all three films.[1] Simon has also received a nomination in the category of the Best Documentary Feature for producing Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (1986).[2] In 2016, he produced a feature documentary on the centenary of the Pulitzer prize called "The Pulitzer at 100."[3]

Simon died on April 14, 2018 in New York City, from cardiac arrest.[4]


  1. ^ "Kirk Simon – Filmography – Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer at 100 Doc Soup screening". Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kirk Simon, Oscar-Winning Documentarian, Dies at 63". The Hollywood Reporter. April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 

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