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Danny Simon (I) (1918–2005)

Danny Simon was a comedy writer, who together with his brother, Neil Simon, wrote for such classic 1950s television series as Your Show of Shows (1950). It was Danny who mentored his younger sibling and nicknamed him "Doc". They worked together in radio in the late 1940s and then in television, a period of their lives chronicled in Neil Simon's ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Portland, Oregon, USA

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Known For

Your Show of Shows
(1950-1954)
The Imogene Coca Show
(1954)
My Three Sons
My Three Sons Writer
(1961-1967)

Filmography

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 1982 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- The Squatter (1982) ... (teleplay by)
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (honeymoon segment - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... (honeymoon segment)
 1976 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Julie's Best Friend (1976) ... (written by)
  The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (1 episode, 1971) (head writer - 3 episodes, 1969 - 1970)
- Friars Club Roast of Jack Benny (1970) ... (head writer)
- Alan King Stops the Press (1969) ... (head writer)
- Friars Club Roast of Milton Berle (1969) ... (head writer)
  My Three Sons (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1961 - 1967) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Sky Is Falling (1967) ... (written by)
- Office Mother (1965) ... (written by)
- The In-Law Whammy (1964) ... (written by)
- House for Sale (1964) ... (written by)
- Windfall (1963) ... (written by)
 1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Second Honeymoon (1966) ... (written by)
 1964 Harris Against the World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harris Against His Secretary (1964) ... (writer)
  The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- Joey Gets Brainwashed (1964) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- To Binghamton with Love (1963) ... (written by)
- The Captain's Mission (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Table Tennis, Anyone? (1963) ... (written by)
- Mr. Takeover (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Big Fight (1962) ... (written by)
- Useless Charley (1962) ... (written by)
- Tonoose's Plot (1961) ... (written by)
- Surprise Party (1959) ... (teleplay) / (written by)
- Losers Weepers (1959) ... (written by)
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The New Piano (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Bentley and the Lost Chord (1960) ... (written by)
- Peter Gets Jury Notice (1960) ... (written by)
  Peter Loves Mary (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Suburbanites (1960) ... (characters - as Dan Simon) / (teleplay - as Dan Simon)
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Slightly Married (1960)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 Love and Marriage (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Sid Caesar Invites You (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 January 1958 (1958) ... (writer)
 1954-1957 Caesar's Hour (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 March 1957 (1957) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 20 October 1956 (1956) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.22 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... (writer)
 1955 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 The Imogene Coca Show (TV Series)
 1950-1954 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (writer - 139 episodes)
- Episode #5.39 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.38 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.37 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.35 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.34 (1954) ... (writer)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1948 The Arrow Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 November 1948 (1948) ... (writer)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

New Faces of 1956 (1956). Musical comedy/revue. "Stars in the Rough," "Steady Edna," "Darts" sketches by Paul Lynde. "The Broken Kimona" sketch by Richard Maury. "A Canful of Trash" sketch by Louis Botto. "Madame Interpreter" sketch by Neil Simon and Danny Simon. "Twenty Years in the Blackboard Jungle" sketch by Terry Ryan and ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Dan Simon
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Personal Quote:

"There have been more plays written about me than about Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and Julius Ceasar all put together". See more »

Trivia:

Older brother characters in Neil Simon plays and screenplays are always based on Danny. See more »

Nickname:

Doc

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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