Don Simpson

1943 - 1996

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Donald Clarence Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer, screenwriter, and actor. Simpson and his producing partner Jerry Bruckheimer produced hit films such as Flashdance (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Top Gun (1986), and The Rock (1996). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Simpson has received more than 1,064,365 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Don Simpson is the 27th most popular producer (down from 25th in 2019), the 3,522nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,518th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Don Simpson ranks 27 out of 89Before him are William Fox, Raymond Chow, Irving Thalberg, Dick Wolf, Fred Quimby, and John de Mol Jr.. After him are Kathleen Kennedy, Stephen J. Cannell, Erich Pommer, Michael G. Wilson, Andrew G. Vajna, and Robert Evans.

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Among people born in 1943, Don Simpson ranks 218Before him are Sylvester McCoy, Stanley Fischer, Nicolae Văcăroiu, Jack Nance, Norman Hunter, and Carmen Argenziano. After him are Angelo Comastri, Michel Ocelot, Joyce Meyer, Lauren Hutton, Michael Byrne, and Robert Gates. Among people deceased in 1996, Don Simpson ranks 118Before him are José Manuel Fuente, Ai Qing, Christopher Robin Milne, Károly Grósz, Jack Nance, and Petro Shelest. After him are Seymour Cray, J. R. Jayewardene, Pilar Lorengar, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, Yulii Khariton, and Gottfried von Einem.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Simpson ranks 3,522 out of 15,968Before him are Haskell Curry (1900), Richard Yates (1926), Michael Nouri (1945), Stand Watie (1806), Alice Walton (1949), and Carmen Argenziano (1943). After him are Elbert Hubbard (1856), Josh Hartnett (1978), Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847), Ken Jenkins (1940), Kateri Tekakwitha (1656), and Robert Wisdom (1953).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Don Simpson ranks 15Before him are Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Joel Silver (1952), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Irving Thalberg (1899), Dick Wolf (1946), and Fred Quimby (1886). After him are Kathleen Kennedy (1953), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), Michael G. Wilson (1942), Robert Evans (1930), Saul Zaentz (1921), and Hal B. Wallis (1898).