Owen Simon Dies: Veteran PR Executive Was 93

The public relations executive for Westinghouse and Group W Productions, Owen Simon came across death on 2nd April in Los Angeles at the age of 93.

During his career, Simon specially worked on campaigns for the series like “The Mike Douglas Show”, “The Merv Griffin Show” and other Westinghouse Productions. Simon was famous for his kindness and wit in the industry.

Simon retired after fourty years of working in 1997. Simon, the longterm executive told his retired-life plans that includes the trainings of his grandchildren at Basketball in an interview. He says, “It seems time to start getting them in shape as a basketball team”.

Being raised an Pennsylvania, Simmon got chance to work at Pittsburgh radio stations KQV and KDKA and was proclaimed as publicity manager of KDKA in 1957.

He later went to Group W and his promotion occured to publicity chief in 1977. He headed to West after bidding time at Westinghouse and CBS.

He completed his career by working as an executive and consultant at CBS’ Eyemark Entertainment. He also worked as a volunteer for 17 years at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. He engaged himself in his retirement life in writing poetry and songs along with Broadway shows.

He is looked after by a son and two daughters along with five grandsons.

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