Carly Simon

Singer, Composer, Lyricist
One of the top singer-songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, Carly Simon combined an earthy sensuality with a soaring voice and lyrical ruminations on romance and happiness with such hits as "Anticipation," "You're So ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1945 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (61)

Trouble with the Curve 2012 (Movie)

("You Are My Sunshine") (Song Performer)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

"That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (Song Performer)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

"That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (Song)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? 2007 (Movie)

("You Belong To Me") (Song)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

("Winnie the Pooh") (Song Performer)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Original Songs (Song)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Song Producer (Music Producer)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

("The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps!") (Music)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

("The Name Game") (Lyrics)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("If I Wasn't So Small (The Piglet Song)") (Song)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("Winnie The Pooh") (Song Performer)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("If I Wasn't So Small (The Piglet Song)") (Music Producer)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("The More It Snows (Tiddely-Pom)") (Music)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("Winnie The Pooh") (Music Arranger)

Piglet's Big Movie 2003 (Movie)

("With A Few Good Friends") (Lyrics)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

song arranger & performer("Take me Out to the Ballgame") (Song)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

("Haven't Got Time for the Rain") (Song)

This Morning 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

("Amity") (Song)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Madeline 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Madeline 1998 (Movie)

song performer & producer("In Two Straight Lines") (Music)

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

("In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning") (Song Performer)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

("Love of My Life" "Back the Way" "The Show Must Go On") (Song Performer)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

songs("Love of My Life" "Back the Way" "The Show Must Go On" "You Don't Have to Be An Angel (The Night Before Christmas)") (Song)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Reno's Cabaret Reunion 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

The Truth About Teachers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Working Girl 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

title song performer("Let the River Run") (Song Performer)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

("If It Wasn't Love") (Song Performer)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

("Two Looking at One") (Song Performer)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

("You Belong to Me") (Song Performer)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

("Someone Waits For You") (Song Performer)

Torchlight 1984 (Movie)

(Theme Music)

Torchlight 1984 (Movie)

(Theme Lyrics)

Love Child 1982 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Love Child 1982 (Movie)

("Something More") (Song Performer)

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

("Mockingbird" "The Times They Are A-Changing" "Takin' It to the Streets" "Power") (Song Performer)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

("Nobody Does It Better") (Song Performer)

Taking Off 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

Song

Sins (TV Show)

Singer

Sins (TV Show)

Composer (Music Score)
Actor (29)

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Diane Sawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Carly Simon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Clinton: Rock 'n' Roll President 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Independence Day Concert 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas at Home With the Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Carly in Concert: My Romance 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Free to Be... a Family 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Les Paul: He Changed the Music 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

People Magazine on TV (04/19/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Carly in Concert: Coming Around Again 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect 1985 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Good Vibrations From Central Park 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Off 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the top singer-songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, Carly Simon combined an earthy sensuality with a soaring voice and lyrical ruminations on romance and happiness with such hits as "Anticipation," "You're So Vain," "You Belong to Me" and "Nobody Does it Better. " Frequently mentioned in the same breath with other introspective female musicians as Joni Mitchell and Carol King, Simon's music was as hopeful about love as it was cautious, a position she took in real life as well through several high-profile relationships with stars like Warren Beatty. She settled down in 1972 with singer James Taylor, but by the end of the decade, both her marriage and career were in a tailspin. After divorcing Taylor in 1983, she rebounded in the late 1980s with the album Coming Around Again and the song "Let the Rivers Run" from the movie "Working Girl" (1988), which earned her an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe. Simon worked feverishly throughout the 1990s until a bout with breast cancer in 1997 put a halt to her schedule. She made tentative inroads back into music in the new millennium, while still enjoying the fruits of her earlier hits, which remained anthems for generations of men and women.

Relationships

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion
Rumored to have been the subject of her 1972 song "You're so Vain" No longer together

Al Corley Actor

Companion

James Hart

Husband
married December 23, 1987

Russ Kunkle

Companion
engaged to be married c. 1985 separated c. 1986

Richard Simon

Father
founder of Simon and Schuster had a heart attack in the 1940s became an invalid died 1960

Andrea Simon

Mother
born 1909 died in February 1994

Peter Simon

Brother
born 1947

Joanna Simon

Sister
born October 20, 1940

Lucy Simon

Sister
born c. 1943 wrote score for Broadway musical "The Secret Garden" (1991) sang with Carly in the 1960s as the Simon Sisters older

James Taylor

Husband
married November 3, 1972 in NYC separated in 1981 divorced 1983

Sarah Taylor

Daughter
born c. 1974 father James Taylor

Benjamin Taylor

Son
born c. 1977 father James Taylor

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York

Milestones

1998

In April, disclosed she had been undergoing treatment for breast cancer since October 1997

1995

Reunited with ex-husband James Taylor for benefit concert on Martha's Vineyard

1995

First major concert tour since 1981; played live concert (that was taped for broadcast on Lifetime) at Grand Central Station in NYC

1993

Performed song "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" on the soundtrack for Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle"

1993

Wrote and performed the theme song, "The Promise and the Prize" for the ABC sitcom "Phenom"

1992

First collaboration with Nora Ephron, wrote the score and songs for "This Is My Life"

1990

Composed the score for Nichols' "Postcards from the Edge"

1990

Starred in second HBO special "Carly in Concert: My Romance"

1988

Wrote the theme song ("Let the River Run") for Nichols' "Working Girl"; won Oscar for Best Song

1988

Returned to live performing; released "Greatest Hits Live"

1987

Headlined first TV special for HBO, "Carly in Concert: Coming Around Again"

1986

First collaboration with Mike Nichols, "Heartburn"; wrote the musical score

1985

Appeared as herself in the film "Perfect"

1982

Wrote lyrics and sang song "Something More", featured in "Love Child"

1981

Last concert tour in major arenas

1980

Appeared in the concert film "No Nukes"

1978

With sister Lucy, wrote songs for the stage play "Reunion"

1977

Sang "Nobody Does It Like Me", the theme to the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me"

1975

Released first "Greatest Hits" compilation

1972

First Number 1 single, "You're So Vain"

1970

Made first TV appearance on "Good Vibrations From Central Park" (ABC)

1970

Received first screen credit, co-wrote a song featured on soundtrack of Milos Forman's "Taking Off"; also appeared as a folksinger

1970

Released first solo album "Carly Simon"

1970

First song to place in the Top Ten, "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"

Wrote "Romulus Hunt", an opera for children

Developed a stutter as a child

With sister Lucy, formed folk group in the 1960s; recorded album as "The Simon Sisters" in 1964

Bonus Trivia

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Received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998.

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