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Carly Simon

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Born: June 25, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...


"From time to time when Carly Simon recalls her childhood and her relationship with her mother, she uses an odd phrase 'the atmosphere of erotica' to describe the mysterious aura in the Simon household. 'The sexual haze was so thick you could cut it,' she says."---From "I Never Sang for My Mother" by Marie Brenner in Vanity Fair, August 1995.

"Carly believes her mother's withholding of approval affected her ability to perform in public; she turned inward, but was never able to detach from the need for her mother's affection. On the night Carly won an Oscar in 1989 for 'Let the River Run' ... she telephoned her mother. 'Did you see me? I won.' 'Yes,' her mother said,' and after everyone else worked so hard!' A few weeks later at a dinner ... [her mother] toasted her daughter. 'You're not the best singer, you're not the best composer, but you got the Oscar,' she said."---From "I Never Sang for My Mother" by Marie Brenner in Vanity Fair, August 1995.

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

"I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins. As a singer I tried on all these hats... and eventually out came me."---Simon quoted in Interview July 2004

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