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Simon Dee

Simon DeeAKA Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd

Born: 28-Jul-1935
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: 30-Aug-2009
Location of death: Winchester, Hampshire, England [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Bone [2]
Remains: Buried, Magdalen Hill Cemetery, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Talk Show Host

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Dee Time

Military service: RAF

Gained some initial fame as the first DJ for a pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, after which the BBC gave him some minor presentation jobs, including Midday Spin. He shot to fame in 1967 hosting a chat show, Dee Time, but disagreements about compensation led to that program's demise in 1969. In 1970, a contract with independent channel London Weekend Television ran into problems shortly after it was signed, and thus Dee had burned bridges both with the BBC and the independents. Essentially, his career was over. Elizabeth Hurley cites Dee as the prime inspiration for Mike Myers' Austin Powers character.


[1] Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire.

[2] Helen Nugent, "Simon Dee, Television and Radio Star of 1960s, Dies", Times of London, 31 August 2009.

Father: Cyril E. Dodd
Mother: Gwendoline Simon
Wife: Bunny Cooper (one son, one daughter)
Son: Simon, Jr.
Daughter: Domino
Wife: Sarah Terry

    High School: Brighton College
    High School:
Shrewsbury School

    Radio Caroline DJ (1964-65)

    TELEVISION
    Dee Time Host (1967-69)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Doctor in Trouble (16-Jun-1970)
    The Italian Job (2-Jun-1969) · Shirtmaker


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