Simone Gad

Simone Gad

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 17, 1947
Date of Passing: February 25, 2021
Birthplace: Belgium

Simone Gad's acting credits include movies, television and commercials, most notably Speed, Off-Limits, Get Smart -- and the very first episode of the long running daytime drama Days of Our Lives. In fact, Simone spoke the first line of character dialogue in Days of Our Lives, when the show premiered in 1965.

Simone Gad's acting credits include movies, television and commercials, most notably Speed, Off-Limits, Get Smart -- and the very first episode of the long running daytime drama Days of Our Lives. In fact, Simone spoke the first line of character dialogue in Days of Our Lives, when the show premiered in 1965.

The daughter of Polish immigrants and Holocaust survivors, Simone moved to Los Angeles in 1951. In addition to her work as an actress, Simone was a celebrated painter and assemblage collage artist who rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970s. Her work explores themes of trauma and survival — illustrated in her mixed-media collage series juxtaposing vintage pin-ups with rescue animals.

In 2019 her work appeared as part of "Stuck Together" at Track 16 Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

Simone Gad passed away peacefully at her home in Los Feliz, California, Thursday, February 25, 2021. She was 73.

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