Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon is an American singer who rose to fame in the 1970’s with back-to-back hit records. She has written many of her own songs and has authored a number of children’s books. She had a deep interest in music from childhood and taught herself to play the guitar. She began a music group The Simon Sisters’ with her sister Lucy. The group enjoyed minor success and made three albums together before Lucy left the band to start a family. Carly went solo in 1971 with her self-titled album ‘Carly Simon.’ She had her first big hit with her single ‘You’re so vain’, which till date remains one of her most successful songs generally regarded as her “signature song.” A Grammy Award followed and she became one of the most famous singers of the 1970’s decade. Her trail of success continued well into the next decade though the 1970’s are considered her golden period. After becoming a mother she recorded a children’s album that was very well received by the public. She followed it up by publishing a series of children’s books, thus making a foray into writing. In addition to singing and writing, Simon has also made a few film and television appearances. She is cancer survivor who fought and won a tough battle against breast cancer in the late 1990’s.
Also Known As: Carly Elisabeth Simon
Spouse/Ex-: James Hart (m. 1987–2007) James Taylor
father: Richard L. Simon
mother: Andrea Heinemann Simon
children: Ben Taylor Sally Taylor
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Swiss American, Cuban American, German American, Spanish American
City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Sarah Lawrence College
Carly Simon was born on 25 June 1943, in New York. Her father, Richard Simon, a pianist by profession was also the co-founder of the famous Simon & Schuster publishing house. Her mother Andrea Louise was a civil rights activist and singer.
She went to Riverdale Country School before attending Sarah Lawrence College. She dropped out of college to pursue music.
|1989||Best Music, Original Song||Working Girl (1988)|
|1989||Best Original Song - Motion Picture||Working Girl (1988)|
|1990||Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television||Working Girl (1988)|
|1979||Best Album Package||Winner|
|1972||Best New Artist of the Year||Winner|
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