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Neil Simon
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Playwright
    (July 4, 1927-August 26, 2018)
    Wrote the plays 'The Odd Couple,' `Lost in Yonkers,' 'The Sunshine Boys,' `Broadway Bound,' `Barefoot in the Park' `Biloxi Blues' and the screenplays `The Goodbye Girl,' `The Odd Couple,' and 'The Heartbreak Kid'
    Owns the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
    He was married four times to three women.
    He married his second wife, actress Marsha Mason, less than a year after the death of his first wife.
    He recycles concepts over and over ('The Odd Couple'/`The Odd Couple II'/'The Odd Couple – Female Version,' 'Plaza Suite'/California Suite'/London Suite').
    His plays are frequently criticized as being nothing more than jokey sitcoms.
    He was born on the 4th of July.
    His first wife died after being married to him for twenty years (1973).
    His play, 'Chapter Two' was a deeply felt examination of his feelings following her death.
    He wrote for Sid Caesar and Phil Silvers in the 1950s.
    A Broadway theatre is named after him.
    He won the only Tony Award ever given for Best Playwright for 'The Odd Couple.'
    He won a 'Best Play' Tony for 'Biloxi Blues' and `Lost in Yonkers' and the Pulitzer Prize for `Lost in Yonkers.'
    He is the most commercially successful playwright in history.

Credit: Professor Moriarty


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