S. Sylvan Simon
Date of Birth
Mar 09, 1910
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


A graduate of Columbia University, American director S. Sylvan Simon enjoyed a long career as a drama coach, radio executive and stage director before signing on at Warner Bros. in 1935 to direct screen tests. He moved to MGM as director and assistant director in 1937; here he began to cultivate a skill for fast-paced comedy. Though Charles Reisner was official director of theMarx Brothers' The...