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Carly Simon Biography

Birth Name:
Carly Elisabeth Simon
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States
Singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Formed the Simon Sisters with her sister Lucy in the early 1960s and scored a minor hit in 1964 with "Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod
  • " Has scored 10 Top 20 hits, including "Anticipation," "Nobody Does It Better," "Coming Around Again" and the No
  • 1 smash "You're So Vain," which placed No
  • 72 on Billboard's list of the Hot 100's top 100 songs for its first 50 years (August 1958-July 2008)
  • Wrote the 1971 song "Anticipation" about Cat Stevens, her significant other at the time
  • Has never publicly said who the "you" in "You're So Vain" is
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994


  • 1991BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Film Score: nominated
  • 1990BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Film Score: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1989Grammy-Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: winner
  • 1988Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): winner