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John Simon

AKA Ivan Simon

Born: 12-May-1925
Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Reviewer for New York magazine

Known for giving intelligent but often extraordinarily harsh reviews. So much so that one wronged actress, Sylvia Miles, in a public restaurant on October 7th, 1973, dumped a plate of food over his head. John Simon probably deserved it.

    University: BA, Harvard University (1946)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1948)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1959)

    New York Magazine Critic (1968-2005, fired)
    Fulbright 1949-50

Author of books:
Private Screenings (1967)
Movies Into Film: Film Criticism, 1967-1970 (1971)
Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Films (1982)
Dreamers of Dreams: Essays on Poets and Poetry (2001)
John Simon on Theater (2005)
John Simon on Music (2005)
John Simon on Film (2005)


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