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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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Gene Simmons is married to Shannon Tweed, they have been married for 4 years (since 1st October, 2011).
He previously dated Diana Ross from 1980 to 1983, Cher from 1977 to 1980, Katey Sagal in 1972, Georgeann Walsh Ward from 1971 to 1974, Jessica Hahn, Liv Ullmann, Connie Hamzy, Bonnie Large, Wendy O. Williams, Linda Johansen, Star Stowe and Gayle O'Connor.
Gene Simmons is rumored to have hooked up with Liza Minnelli.
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