|Birthname||Simon, Norton Winfred|
|born on||5 February 1907|
|Place||Portland OR, USA, 45n31, 122w40|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
American entrepreneur who parlayed a bankrupt orange-juice bottling plant into a billion-dollar conglomerate. He was a renaissance man, an art connoisseur and patron who spent more than $100 million putting together one of America's greatest private art collections that eventually went into the museum bearing his name. Norton Simon was a brooding, driven man, one who could multiply long figures in his head and was perennially dissatisfied. He divorced his first wife in 1970 after 37 years of marriage.
A short time after meeting retired actress Jennifer Jones, they married on 5/29/1981 on a boat in the English Channel. Norton's health was deteriorating and he was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome in 1985. He died on 6/01/1993 at his Los Angeles home; age 86.
- spouse relationship with Jones, Jennifer (born 2 March 1919)
- Relationship : Divorce dates 1970 (First wife after 37 years)
- Death by Disease 1 June 1993 at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles, CA (Guillain Barr Disease, age 86)
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- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Guillain Barre Syndrome, terminal)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 37 years)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Extensive art collection)