|Born||Marvin Neil Simon|
July 4, 1927
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 26, 2018 (aged 91)|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Resting place||Pound Ridge Cemetery, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||New York University|
University of Denver
|Genre||Comedy, drama, farce, autobiography|
|Notable works||Brighton Beach Memoirs|
Come Blow Your Horn
The Odd Couple
Lost in Yonkers
The Goodbye Girl
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1991)|
|Relatives||Danny Simon (brother)|
Michael H. Simon (nephew)
Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He wrote more than thirty plays and almost the same number of movie screenplays, most adapted from his plays. He has received more Oscar and Tony Award nominations than any other writer.
Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City to a Jewish family. He studied at New York University and at the University of Denver. Simon was married five times. The first four ended in divorce. He was married to Elaine Joyce from 1999 until his death in 2018. Simon had three children, including one adopted child.
Simon died on August 26, 2018 of complications from pneumonia after being on life-support while hospitalized for renal failure in Manhattan, aged 91. He also had Alzheimer's disease.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "About Neil Simon", "American Masters", PBS, Nov. 3, 2000.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Neil Simon Dead at 91". TMZ. August 26, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Neil Simon on IMDb
- Neil Simon at the Internet Broadway Database
- video: "Neil Simon's Broadway", 6 minutes
- Neil Simon Theatre Festival
- PBS article, American Masters
- James Lipton (Winter 1992). "Neil Simon, The Art of Theater No. 10". The Paris Review. Winter 1992 (125).
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- Deaths from renal failure
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