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Joe Simon was born in 1913 as Hymie Simon  and raised in Rochester , New York, the son of Harry Simon, who had emigrated from Leeds , England, in 1905, and Rose (Kurland),   whom Harry met in the United States.  Harry Simon moved to Rochester, then a clothing-manufacturing center where his younger brother Isaac lived,  and the couple had a daughter, Beatrice, in 1912.  A poor Jewish family, the Simons lived in "a first-floor flat which doubled as my father's tailor shop."  Simon attended Benjamin Franklin High School, where he was art director for the school newspaper and the yearbook – earning his first professional fee as an artist when two universities each paid $10 publication rights for his art deco , tempera splash pages for the yearbook sections.