Mayo Simon

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Mayo Simon
Born United States
Occupation Screenwriter, author, playwright
Years active 1963–present
Children 4

Mayo Simon is an American screenwriter, author and playwright.[1][2][3]

He is the father of the author Francesca Simon[4] and biologist-X-Files science advisor Anne Simon.[3]

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Select plays[edit]

  • Happiness - Lincoln Center
  • L.A. Under Siege (1970) - Mark Taper Forrum
  • Elaine's Daughter - Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • The Twilight Romance (2003) - Falcon Theatre
  • Greek Holiday (2003) - Payright's theatre
  • The Old lady's Guide to Survival - Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • These Men (1980) - Bush theatre
  • Walking to Waldheim - Lincoln Center
  • A Rich Full Life (1985) - L.A. Theatre Center
  • Going West (2010) - Shooting Star Theatre


The Audience & the Playwright (2003)


  1. ^ Thompson, Howard (December 19, 1969). "Marooned (1969) The Screen: 'Marooned,' Space Film, Opens the New Ziegfeld:Story Built on Perils of Planetary Trips". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Mayo Smith". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b McCoy, Terrence (August 9, 2015). "Meet the scientist behind the return of 'The X-Files' to television". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 11, 2015. Her dad, Mayo Simon, was a Hollywood scriptwriter. He penned some prominent sci-fi offerings — 'Marooned,' 'Futureworld' and 'Man from Atlantis' — when she was a child living in Southern California. 
  4. ^ McCrum, Robert (13 September 2013). "Francesca Simon: 'When I started out, people would ask: "When will you write for adults?"'". Retrieved August 11, 2015. Her father, Mayo Simon, was an American screenwriter who graduated from educational public television (KETC) programmes to Hollywood during the early 1960s. Simon, who says she is 'very obviously the eldest' of four, was brought up in a nomadic, hand-to-mouth but happily chaotic Jewish American family home. . . . By the time she went to college, she had lived in California, England and France, but considers herself to be very much a West Coaster. 

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