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Sam Simon

Sam Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. He submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and later became the series' showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It's Garry Shandling's Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film The Super. In 1989 he developed the animated comedy series The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon assembled the show's first writing team, co-wrote eight episodes and has been credited with "developing [the show's] sensibility". Simon's relationship with Groening was strained and he left the show in 1993, negotiating a pay-off which sees him receive tens of millions of dollars from the show's revenue each year.

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Pam Anderson
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Sam Simon -- Beloved Dog Coping with Death

Sam Simon
Beloved Dog Coping with Death

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Sam Simon -- Packed a Punch As My Sparring Partner ... Says Ex-Boxing Champ Lamon Brewster

Sam Simon
Packed a Punch As Sparring Partner ... Says Ex-Boxing Champ

Of course Sam Simon is famous for "The Simpsons" and his philanthropy -- but he was also hugely into boxing ... managing former WBO Champ Lamon Brewster, and even stepping in the ring with him!… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Sam Simon DEAD -- 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

'Simpsons' Co-Creator
Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

Sam Simon, the co-creator of "The Simpsons" has died ... TMZ has learned. Simon passed away Sunday at his L.A. home, following a long, difficult battle with colon cancer. Simon was diagnosed in… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
'Simpson's' Co-Creator -- PAYS UP ... After Losing Bet with 'Blackfish' Race Car Driver

'Simpson's' Co-Creator
PAYS UP After Losing Bet with 'Blackfish' Race Car Driver

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- 374 days ago
'Blackfish' Car -- RACE ON AT TALLADEGA ... Thanks to 'Simpsons' Co-Creator

'Blackfish' Car
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