S. Sylvan Simon

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S. Sylvan Simon
Born (1910-03-09)March 9, 1910
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died May 17, 1951(1951-05-17) (aged 41)

S. Sylvan Simon (March 9, 1910 – May 17, 1951) was an American stage/film director and producer. He began his film career at Warner Bros. in 1935, directing screen tests. In 1937, he moved to MGM, where he worked on the Marx Brothers' The Big Store, supervising many of the slapstick sequences. He directed Red Skelton's first starring feature, 1941's Whistling in the Dark, and later worked with Skelton again on Skelton's 1948 vehicle, A Southern Yankee and The Fuller Brush Man in 1948. Simon also directed Wallace Beery in Bad Bascomb (1946).

He died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 41.




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