Carly Simon’s sisters Lucy and Joanna Simon died one day apart from each other

Carly Simon is mourning Broadway musician Lucy Simon and former opera singer Joanna Simon, who died apart from each other this week.

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According to multiple reports, the “You’re So Wayne” singer’s two sisters – whose father, Richard Simon, was a publishing magnate and co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster – have died of cancer. Joanna died of thyroid cancer on Wednesday after a long battle with breast cancer, and Lucy died on Thursday. Joanna was 85 and Lucy 82, respectively. Joanna reportedly died in a Manhattan hospital, while Lucy died at her home in Piedmont, New York.

Lucy and Carly started out in music as the folk singing duo The Simon Sisters. “Wincon, Blinken and Nod”, which peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, would go on to release several hits, including “Antisipation,” “You’re So Vain” and “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should”. Yes.” song.

Lucy would eventually release two albums – 1975’s Lucy Simon and 1977’s Stolen Time. He found success as a children’s music producer in the 1980s. She and her husband, David Levine, produced the children’s albums In Harmony in 1981 and In Harmony 2 in 1983. Both won Grammys for their work on both projects.

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But Lucy rose to stardom as a Broadway musician thanks to 1991’s The Secret Garden. Lucy’s work eventually made its way to the small screen, writing and producing the music for HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Elated Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.

Joanna made her debut at the New York City Opera in 1962 and would perform around the world with some of the most prestigious orchestras, including the New York and Vienna Philharmonies. After retirement, Joanna put on the journalist hat and went on to win an Emmy in 1991 for her PBS report on bipolar disorder and creativity. Thereafter, she worked in real estate. His first transaction as a broker was the sale of an apartment in the United Nations Plaza building to the newspaper greats Walter Cronkite and his wife, Betsy.

Joanna and Cronkite became fast friends and became romantic in 2005 after both wives died within months of each other. From 2005 until his death in 2009, Joanna and Cronkite were together.

Carly is now the only surviving Simon sibling. His brother, the famous photographer Peter Simon, died of a heart attack. He was also battling cancer when he passed away at the age of 71.

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