|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1943|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1996|
Hollywood Film Producer, actor, screenwriter. Simpson was born on October 29, 1943, in Seattle, Washington. A well-known producer, and writer, he began his career by first working for Paramount Pictures Studio from 1975 to 1991, later leaving Paramount to work for the Walt Disney Studios. In 1983 he teamed with film producer Jerry Bruckheimer to produce several blockbuster films. In 1985 and 1988, the team were named producers of the year by the National Association of Theater Owners. In 1991, their films had generated more than $2 billion in sales from theater tickets, video cassettes and record albums. Among Simpson's many honors include receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, and two People's Choice for Best Picture Awards. The many soundtracks from his films have also received 18 Grammy nominations. Simpson worked on the films, "Aloha Bobby And Rose" (1975), "Cannonball" (1976), "Flashdance" (1983), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), "Thief Of Hearts" (1984), "Top Gun" (1986), "Days Of Thunder" (1990), "The Ref" (1994), "Bad Boys" (1995), "Crimson Tide" (1995), "Dangerous Minds" (1995), "Jungleground" (1995), and "The Rock" (1996). Also an actor Simpson appeared in "Days Of Thunder" (1990), as 'Aldo Bennedetti,' the televison mini-series, "Naked Hollywood" (1991), and in "The Big Bang" (1989), as a filmmaker. On January 16, 1996, Simpson was found dead at the age of 52, in the bathroom of his home in Los Angeles, California. The coroner said that Simpson had died of natural causes due to heart failure, but more then 19 different types of drugs had been found in his body, including morphine. (bio by: K)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Cremated at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7890661
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