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Singer and Bassist for KISS
Producer, Actor/Actress, Soundtrack
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Newton High School, Queens, New York, USA
BA Education, Sullivan Community College, Platskill, New York, USA, Richmond College, Staten Island, New York, USA
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7 inch tongue
Nick Simmons (son), Sophie Simmons (daughter)
Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss
Flóra "Florence" Klein
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Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a hard rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
Chaim Witz was born at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel, in 1949. With his mother, he emigrated to Jackson Heights, Queens, in New York City, at the age of eight, speaking no English. His mother Flóra "Florence" Klein (formerly Kovács) was born in Jánd, Hungary. The name Klein, which means "small" in German, is sometimes used informally in Hungarian as Kis; this however, did not give the band its name. Florence and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only members of the family to survive the Holocaust. Simmons' father, Feri Witz, also Hungarian-born, remained in Israel, where he had one other son and three daughters. Simmons says the family was "dirt poor", scraping by on bread and milk. In the United States, Simmons changed his name to Eugene Klein (later Gene Klein), adopting his mother's maiden name. He was a part of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a child, from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm.
Before his musical career began, Simmons worked a variety of jobs in the New York City area. An "excellent typist", he served as an assistant to an editor of fashion magazine Vogue and also spent several months as a sixth-grade instructor on the Upper West Side.
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Hard rock, Heavy Metal
Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums
Kiss, Wicked Lester
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Married||Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons
have been married since 1st Oct 2011. |||
Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons have been married for 4 years. They were dating for 27 years after getting together in Aug 1983. After 8 months of engagement they married on 1st Oct 2011.
Gene Simmons has been in relationships with Diana Ross (1980 - 1983), Cher (1977 - 1980), Katey Sagal (1972), Georgeann Walsh Ward (1971 - 1974), Connie Hamzy, Bonnie Large, Wendy O. Williams, Linda Johansen, Star Stowe, Jessica Hahn, Gayle O'Connor and Liv Ullmann.
He is rumoured to have hooked up with Liza Minnelli.
Gene Simmons has 2 children, Nick (27) and Sophie Alexandra (24).
Gene Simmons is a 66 year old Israeli Bassist. Born Chaim Witz on 25th August, 1949 in Haifa, Israel and educated at Newton High School, Queens, New York, USA, he is famous for Singer and Bassist for KISS in a career that spans 1959–present. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Gene Simmons is a member of the following lists:
Israeli people of Hungarian-Jewish descent,
Israeli people of German-Jewish descent and
Israeli male voice actors.
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