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Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before becoming a judge on the hit British TV show Pop Idol and its U.S. counterpart, American Idol. Cowell's scathing comments were famous during his 10 seasons as a judge on American Idol.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Simon Cowell Convinced Me to Leave Belafonte

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- 389 days ago
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Simon Cowell -- My Security Was Asleep at the Wheel ... When Burglars Struck

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- 509 days ago
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Simon Cowell
Mansion Hit by Burglars ... WHILE HE'S HOME!!

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Simon Cowell -- I Party Like a 'Beverly Hills Housewife!'

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- 565 days ago
Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Present: How To Stop Your Man From Smoking

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