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Jimmy Lee Simpson Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Death

Jimmy Lee Simpson Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Death

Facts of Jimmy Simpson

Full Name: Jimmy Simpson
Birth Date: January 29, 1920
Age: 102 years
Death Date: September 5, 1986
Gender: Male
Profession: Chief, Custodian
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aquarius
WifeEunice Simpson
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
KidsO.J. Simpson, Melvin Leon Simpson, Carmelita Jackson, Shirley Baker
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Late Jimmy Lee Simpson was a chief and custodian who gained huge public attention, as a father of former running back and broadcaster O.J. Simpson.

How Did Jimmy Lee Simpson Die off?

Jimmy Lee Simpson was born on January 29, 1920, in Arkansas, USA.  He was an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

On June 9, 1986, Jimmy passed in San Francisco, California, United States. The cause of his death was listed as cancer in 1986

Who was Jimmy Lee Simpson Wife?

Jimmy Lee Simpson was married to his late wife Eunice Simpson who was a nurse.  However, the couple has four children two sons O.J. Simpson and Melvin Leon Simpson, and two daughters named Carmelita Jackson and Shirley Baker.

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Jimmy Lee Simpson’s son with his wife and son Source:

Jimmy and Eunice were together from their marriages until the death of Jimmy Lee Simpson. They were also proud grandparents of five grandchildren named Justin Ryan Simpson, Sydney Brooke Simpson, Arnelle.

What was the Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy Lee Simpson?

Information regarding Jimmy Lee Simpson’s net worth is yet to be revealed. On the other hand, his son O.J. Simpson has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2019.  Further, he bought his four-bedroom mansion in Florida for $575 K in the year 2000.

In the year 1997, Simpson was paid a staggering amount of $8.5 million to the Goldman family as compensatory damages.

Jimmy Lee Simpson’s Son as an Actor

OJ Simpson took an interest in acting while he was still playing football. In the year 1974, he was cast in the film, The Klansman. After that, he played roles in the movies The Towering Inferno and The Cassandra Crossing. Later he secured a part in the film Capricorn One in 1978.

However, his most coveted role, was in 1977 when he played the part of Kadi Touray in the award-winning TV mini-series, Roots. Though his part was small which given the incredible impact that Roots made, it can be assumed that OJ was quite proud of his role in the mini-series.

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Jimmy Lee Simpson’s with his son Source:

In the year 1979, OJ Simpson set his sights on producing. That year, he launched Orenthal Productions which is his own film production company. The main focus of Orenthal Productions was made-for-TV films and television shows, such as Goldie and the Boxer and Cocaine and Blue Eyes.

In the year 1987, Simpson starred in the film Back to the Beach. Later he played a part in The Naked Gun trilogy in 1988. Also, he hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and served as a commentator for Monday Night Football¸ as well as The NFL on NBC.

Professional Career

  • Jimmy Lee Simpson was reportedly a Chef and custodian by his profession. However, he came to the spotlight as the father of O.J. Simpson.
  • Therefore Jimmy’s son American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and defendant in what has been described as the “trial of the century”
  • O.J. was initially drafted by the Buffalo Bill’s, an American Football League.
  • Then he made headlines, not only for his abilities as a football player but also for the amount of money that he requested from the team; $650,000 over a five-year period.
  • At that point, he was the largest contract ever demanded in professional sports. Later Ralph Wilson was reluctant to agree to that amount, but when OJ threatened to withdraw from the team – and football completely – the amount was eventually agreed upon.
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Jimmy Lee Simpson’s Son Source:
  • O.J.’s incredible performance in college, it was expected that he would shine as a professional football player.
  • However, the beginning of his pro career was rocky.
  • In the year 1972, he managed to exceed expectations when he broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark; the first player ever to do so.
  • Then he continued to excel and was one of the best players in the AFL for several years.
  • In the year 1978, the Buffalo Bills traded OJ to the San Francisco 49ers.
  • There he played for the 49ers for two seasons. O.J.’s last NFL game was on December 16, 1979.