4189Carly Simon: on her Mixed-Race Lineage
- Dec 26, 2011
QUOTE FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH
MULTIRACIAL SINGER CARLY SIMON
Carly's Quote: "... my face is more acceptable in a way
now than when I first came on the scene ...
... I'm part-Black.
My Mother's-mother was Black.
I'm Jewish, Black, Cuban, and French."
Below is a childhood picture of Carly Simon sitting with her
Mixed-Race mom, Mrs. Andrea-Louise Heinemann-Simon.
This very lovely childhood picture of singer, 'Carly Simon'
and her mother, Andrea-Louise Heinemann-Simon,
was taken by Carly's father, Richard Simon,
of the Simon & Schuster publishing firm.
According to sources, on August 4, 1934 'The New
York Times' headline,' stated "Andrea Heinemann Bride:
New York girl [was] to wed Richard L. Simon, publisher"
AND a July 1934, `Time' magazine article also reported
the couple's engagement noting that the `Simon and Schuster'
publisher was to wed "his office telephone operator."
Family Photos:More pictures of members of the Simon family
can be found at the website of Carly's brother,
Peter, and llinks to his site are as follows:
At the Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com -----
"Romeo Raymond C. Santos" <rccs_law@ ...> wrote:
A Note About Singer
---- CARLY SIMON
"It might interest you to know that singer, Carly Simon.
is, according to Wikipedia, the daughter of
a Bi-Racial (Black and Jewish) mother.
Carly Simon, in fact, is also included in an "inventory"
of Wikipedia's African-American musicians.
QUOTE:"Simon's father was Richard L. Simon
(co-founder of Simon & Schuster, Inc.) ...
Her mother was Andrea Louise Simon (née
Heinemann), a Bi-Racial (Black and Jewish)
Civil Rights Activist and [Opera] Singer."INFORMATION SOURCE:]]]]]
In the 'Ask Carly' section of her official website,
Carly provides some detail of her lineage and
she also wrote a song for / about her mother
entitled 'Like A River', which was written
shortly after her mother passed away: