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Gene Simmons
  • Gene Simmons

  • Date of birth: August 25, 1949
  • Born: in Haifa, Israel.

  • Description: Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.


    Gene Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel in 1949, and is the only child of his mother, a German Nazi Concentration Camp survivor. He has always attributed his ethics, morals and drive to his mother's notion's about life. "Every day above ground, is a good day," his mother is apt to say.

    He came to America at eight and a half years of age. He graduated State University (NYSU) and City University (CUNY) and got a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught sixth grade in Spanish Harlem in New York City.
    He then became the Assistant to the Director of the Puerto Rican InterAgency Council, a government funded research and demonstration project. He worked at Glamour and then at Vogue, as the assistant to the editor, Kate Lloyd.

    Gene speaks a few languages: English, Hungarian, Hebrew, German and is getting better at Japanese every day.

    Gene Simmons has never been married.He has had live in relationships with Cher and Diana Ross. He has been happily unmarried for 25 years to Shannon Tweed, the mother of his two beautiful children.*

    *Simmons and Tweed finally wed on October 1, 2011