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Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He is a writer and producer, known for Your Show of Shows (1950), The Odd Couple (1970) and The Odd Couple (1968). He has been married to Elaine Joyce since September 11, 1999. He was previously married to Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Comedy/drama. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Mike Nichols. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 8 Mar 1971). Cast: Peter Falk (as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant (as "Edna Edison"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Harry Edison"), Dena Dietrich (as "... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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I don't like writing for comedians. I like writing for actors. The best comedians are the best actors. See more »


In 1966 Simon had four shows playing in Broadway theaters at the same time: 'Sweet Charity', 'The Star-Spangled Girl', 'The Odd Couple', and 'Barefoot in the Park'. See more »


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