Neil Simon

American playwright, writer, academic

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Neil Simon
BornMarvin Neil Simon
(1927-07-04)July 4, 1927
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
DiedAugust 26, 2018(2018-08-26) (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Resting placePound Ridge Cemetery, Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Playwright
  • screenwriter
  • author
Alma materNew York University[1]
University of Denver[1]
Period1948–2010
GenreComedy, drama, farce, autobiography
Notable worksBrighton Beach Memoirs
Biloxi Blues
Come Blow Your Horn
The Odd Couple
Lost in Yonkers
The Goodbye Girl
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Drama (1991)
Spouse
  • Joan Bairn
    (m. 1953; died 1973)
  • Marsha Mason
    (m. 1973; div. 1983)
  • Diane Lander
    (m. 1987; div. 1988)
  • (m. 1990; div. 1998)
  • Elaine Joyce
    (m. 1999)
Children3
RelativesDanny Simon (brother)
Michael H. Simon (nephew)

Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018)[2] 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.[2]

Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City to a Jewish family.[2] 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.[3] He also had Alzheimer's disease.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: The named reference Chronicle was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "About Neil Simon", "American Masters", PBS, Nov. 3, 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Neil Simon Dead at 91". TMZ. August 26, 2018.

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