Celebrating The Life Of Funny Man Sam Simon

In Memoriam: Sam Simon

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  • He Wrote & Produced "Cheers"

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    Depending on your age, this iconic show may have been your parent's style, but it remains an icon of the golden age of TV.

  • His talent won him 9 Daytime Emmys

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    His wins are thanks to his work on The Simpsons, The Tracy Ullman Show, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Cheers and Taxi.

  • He co-founded the Sam Simon Foundation

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    His foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs, and enriching the lives of people.

  • He supported PETA

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    In thanks, they renamed their Norfolk, Va. headquarters The Sam Simon Centre.

  • He started The Simon Society at Save The Children

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    The Sam Simon Society is dedicated to encouraging large donors to Save The Children.

  • He supported the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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    MY Sam Simon is the fourth vessel of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fleet, named after Sam Simon, who donated the money needed to purchase the vessel.

  • He funded Mercy for Animals investigations

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    Thanks to his funding, they investigated and exposed horrific factory farming practices.

Yesterday, the entertainment and philanthropic world lost a beacon of generosity, humour and kindness towards animals.

Sam Simon was the creator of Cheers, the co-creator of The Simpsons, and many more of our favourite TV shows. Through his philanthropic work, Sam created the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescues dogs from high kill shelters, and trains them to become hearing, service and assisted living pet visitation dogs.

He has also donated extensively to PETA, Save the Children, the Sea Shepherd Foundation, and donated a Malibu spread to become a canine shelter for his foundation’s rescues dogs during their training.

We’ll miss you, Sam Simon!

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