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Matty Simmons, 'National Lampoon' Co-Founder and 'Animal House' Producer, Dies at 93

Matty Simmons, 'National Lampoon' Co-Founder and 'Animal House' Producer, Dies at 93

Matty Simmons, who co-founded the National Lampoon magazine and produced films including Animal House and the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase, died Wednesday, his daughter announced. He was 93.

"Yesterday I lost my hero," daughter Kate Simmons wrote in an Instagram post. "My dad had gone from the sharpest, healthiest 93-year-old most people have encountered to abruptly having every imaginable issue except corona."

The Brooklyn-born Simmons, a top executive with Diners Club, the first credit card company, was brought on to assist Harvard Lampoon alumni Doug Kenney and Henry Beard in the publication of National Lampoon, with the first ...

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