^Plays and Players Volume 8 1960 "RENE SIMON is the King of the Cours Simon, 36 Boulevard des Invalides in Paris, where he has reigned for 35 years. ... René Simon says from the beginning: "One does not learn to be an actor — one is born an actor." "
^C. G. Crisp -The Classic French Cinema: 1930 - 1960 - 1993 Page 154- "But during the thirties and particularly the forties, it was the Cours René Simon that was most prestigious. ... He had himself come through the Bauer-Thérond course and the Conservatoire and had been a successful actor in the Comédie ..."