Courtney Simon

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Courtney Simon (born June 23, 1946) is an American writer and actress. Simon is sometimes credited as "Courtney Sherman" or "Courtney Sherman Simon".



Acting roles

Simon is best known for having created the role of Kathy Phillips on the long-running soap opera Search for Tomorrow.

She has also played roles on Guiding Light (Dinah Buckley), All My Children, and Another World. Her more recent acting work has been on a recurring basis. As a featured actress, she is best known for playing Dr. Lynn Michaels on As the World Turns.

Writing work

Simon began to contribute to shows as a writer while she was still a cast member at Search for Tomorrow. She has worked steadily as a breakdown script writer ever since. With recurring, part-time acting roles, she has occasionally worked at a show as a writer and as an actor; she has also worked on one show as a writer while appearing on another program as an actor.

Positions held

All My Children (hired by Lorraine Broderick)

Another World

As the World Turns (hired by Leah Laiman)

General Hospital

Guiding Light (hired by Nancy Curlee)


Santa Barbara

Search for Tomorrow

Writing awards & nominations

Personal life

Simon's first marriage, to Ed Easton, ended in divorce. She met actor Peter Simon while they were both part of the cast on Search for Tomorrow. The couple married in 1975 and have raised five children (some from previous marriages, as well as one born to the couple).

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