Neil Simon Dead - Famed Playwright Passes Away at 91

by Dwayne Torres August 27, 2018, 4:34
Neil Simon Dead - Famed Playwright Passes Away at 91

Playwright Neil Simon accepts the 2006 Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center in Washington, on October 15, 2006.

Many of his works are classics of 20th century American theater and Simon has been credited with playing a seminal role - along with film director Woody Allen - in re-crafting USA humor in the 1960s and 1970s. Simon would go on to dominate the 1960s with "The Odd Couple", "Sweet Charity", "Plaza Suite" and "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers".

Longtime friend Bill Evans announced his death early Sunday in a NY hospital of complications from pneumonia.

He won Tony Awards for The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and Lost in Yonkers and a fourth for his overall contribution to American theatre. While his voice and comedy were decidedly East Coast and often reflected an ethnic Jewish experience, Simon's works played to packed houses around the world.

Simon said he misjudged the work. There's no more money anyone can pay me that I need. Redford also appeared in the 1967 hit movie version opposite Jane Fonda.

Many of Simon's best-loved plays were adapted into movies, most with screenplays written by Simon: "The Odd Couple" (1968), "Only When I Laugh" (1981, based on his play "The Gingerbread Lady"), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986).

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It says he was warned about the seriousness of the investigation and that he might have important information to provide. Mifsud, who "has not returned to the United States" since February 2017, has not been publicly charged with a crime.

"Dilemma is the key word. She was the one that was left alone", he told the Paris Review. He was raised mostly by his strong-willed mother, Mamie, and mentored by his older brother, Danny, who nicknamed his younger sibling, Doc. He deserves a second look from a new generation of directors and actors who might unlock the artist who moved so many Americans to laughter and even tears over an extraordinary run. "The Odd Couple" was even made into a successful television sitcom. "It was a privilege knowing him". According to The New York Times, Simon's publicist, Bill Evans announced the late writer's passing on Sunday, but provided no details as to the precise circumstances of his death.

Broderick is now a celebrated stage actor married to film star Sarah Jessica Parker. He was also a Pulitzer Prize victor, among many other honors during a lengthy career.

Neil was born in the Bronx, New York, and went on to study at the New York University as well as the University Of Denver, Colorado, while he also served in the United States Army Air Force Reserve.

In addition to his Pulitzer, he won a Golden Globe and three Tonys. Not only did he have award-winning plays, but he also earned four Academy Award nominations, four Emmys, and 17 Tony nominations.

He was married 5 times to 4 different women - he married his third wife twice - and had 3 children.

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