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Kirk Simon (1954–2018)

Kirk Simon was born on July 25, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kirk Robert Simon. He was a director and producer, known for The Pulitzer at 100 (2016), 2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2015) and Chimps: So Like Us (1990). He was married to Mina Farbood and Karen Goodman. He died on April 14, 2018 in New York City, New York, ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Pulitzer at 100 (Documentary)
 2016 Where Has All the Play Gone? (Documentary short)
 2014 Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass (TV Short documentary)
 2014 Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass (TV Short documentary)
 2012 Renée Fleming: A YoungArts MasterClass (TV Short documentary)
 2010 Strangers No More (Documentary short)
 2010 Masterclass (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Julian Schnabel (2010)
- Bill T. Jones (2010)
- Frank Gehry (2010)
- Olafur Eliasson (2010)
 2009 The Sealed Orders of Liv Ullmann (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2008 Locks of Love: The Kindest Cut (Video documentary short)
 2006 Rehearsing a Dream (Documentary short)
 2006 Coming Out Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2004 Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2002 National Geographic: The Incredible Human Body (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Kindergarten (TV Mini-Series)
 1997 Heart of a Child (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Telephone (1997)
 1996 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1990 Chimps: So Like Us (Documentary short)
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Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (7 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Brother of Ron Simon, he formed with his first wife the Simon and Goodman Picture Company.

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