Kirk Simon, Oscar-Winning Documentarian, Dies at 63

Kirk Simon, Oscar-Winning Documentarian, Dies at 63
Kirk Simon, the veteran Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentarian who was behind projects centering on Jane Goodall, Placido Domingo and the Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 63.

Simon died Saturday in New York City of cardiac arrest, his brother, Ron Simon, curator of television & radio for The Paley Center for Media in New York, announced.

Simon won his Oscar (shared with frequent collaborator Karen Goodman) in the best documentary, short subjects category for Strangers No More (2010), about the children of immigrant workers struggling to make a new life in Tel Aviv.

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