Simpson was famous for his comedy writing partnership with Ray Galton It was more than a writing partnership; … Alan Simpson, who has died aged 87, was half of one of Britain’s most successful comedy writing partnerships. Alan Simpson, half of Steptoe and Son comedy writing legends Galton and Simpson, dies aged 87. Simpson's agent, Tessa Le Bars, said Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, that he died "after a brave battle with lung disease." View Alan Simpson’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Simpson was 87. February 8, 2017 GMT. Alan was born in Brixton and his bad luck was contracting tuberculosis at the age of 17.

RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON having started with them as a girl friday at “The Fun Factory” writers agency A.L.S. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Alan’s connections and jobs at similar companies.

The pair created sitcoms including Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son. The … Alan Simpson was half of one of Britain’s most important comedy writing partnerships. On Saturday 1 June 2013, the British Comedy Society unveiled a blue plaque to Simpson and Galton at Milford Hospital (formerly the sanatorium the pair first met in).

The two of them became instant soulmates and, during their two years of recovery, the writing team of Galton and Simpson was born. Alan has 2 jobs listed on their profile. Alan Simpson, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 87. GALTON & SIMPSON CATALOGUE Ray Galton & Alan Simpson have completed over 600 scripts since they started writing together in 1951. Galton and Simpson were both awarded OBEs in the 2000 honours list for their contribution to British television. FILE - A May 9, 2014 file photo of Alan Simpson, one half of the Galton and Simpson writing duo behind Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, in London. His good luck was being put in a ward with the teenage Ray Galton. Management in 1965, which continued as part of The Robert Stigwood Organisation from 1968-1983 until Tessa Le Bars Management started. Alan Simpson of writing duo Galton and Simpson has died at the age of 87, his manager has said.