Neil Simon (I) (1927–2018)


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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 was a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He was married to Elaine Joyce, Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. He died on August 26, 2018 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015-2017 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by - 38 episodes)
- The God Couple (2017) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Conscious Odd Coupling (2017) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Batman vs. The Penguin (2017) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Should She Stay or Should She Go? (2017) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- My Best Friend's Girl (2017) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
 2010-2013 De Komedie Compagnie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Een raar koppel (2010)
 2011 Pletykák (TV Movie)
 2009 La pareja dispareja (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 Kaliforniyskaya syuita (TV Movie) (play)
 2007 To kokkino domatio (TV Series) (play "Plaza Suite" - 1 episode)
- ...Ki ola ta idia menoun... (2007) ... (play "Plaza Suite")
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (1972 screenplay)
 2007 Furcsa pár (TV Movie) (play)
 2004 The Goodbye Girl (TV Movie) (1977 screenplay) / (written by)
 2004 Ein seltsames Paar (TV Movie) (play)
 2003 Zwei wie Katz und Hund (TV Movie)
 2001 Sonny Boys (TV Movie)
 2001 Drobecky z perníku (TV Movie) (play)
 2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 2000 La extraña pareja (TV Movie) (play)
 1997-2000 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Okruchy czulosci (2000) ... (play)
- Zagubieni w Yonkers (1999) ... (play)
- Wiezien drugiej ulicy (1997) ... (play)
 1999 Sonny Boys (TV Movie)
 1999 Gala récord Guinness de La extraña pareja (TV Special) (play "The Odd Couple")
 1999 The Out-of-Towners (based upon the screenplay by)
 1998 The Odd Couple II (written by)
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1996 Jake's Women (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1995 Sonny Boys (TV Movie) (play "The Sunshine Boys")
 1993 Podivné jméno pro psa (TV Short) (play)
 1993 The Odd Couple: Together Again (TV Movie) (character from the play)
 1993 Lost in Yonkers (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 Rumeurs (TV Movie) (play)
 1992 Estan tocant la nostra cançó (TV Special) (play)
 1992 Broadway Bound (TV Movie) (play) / (written by)
 1991 Ein seltsames Paar (TV Movie) (play "The Odd Couple")
 1991 O Último dos Marialvas (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 The Marrying Man (written by)
 1990 Le grand standing (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Drôle de couple (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Biloxi Blues (play) / (screenplay)
 1987 Plaza Suite (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 El bon doctor (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Plaza Suite (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs (play) / (screenplay)
 1985 The Slugger's Wife (written by)
 1984 The Lonely Guy (adaptation)
 1982-1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series) (based on the play written by - 18 episodes)
- The Night Stalker (1983) ... (based on the play written by)
- The Only Way to Fly (1983) ... (based on the play written by)
- The Perils of Pauline (1983) ... (based on the play written by)
- Murray's Hot Date (1983) ... (based on the play written by)
- Oscar Dates Felix's Frances (1983) ... (based on the play written by)
 1983 Max Dugan Returns (written by)
 1982 Plaza Suite (TV Movie)
 1982 Sonny Boys (TV Movie)
 1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures (play) / (screenplay)
 1982 Barefoot in the Park (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1982 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play "Barefoot in the Park" - 1 episode)
- Pieds nus dans le parc (1982) ... (play "Barefoot in the Park")
 1981 Only When I Laugh (based on the play "The Gingerbread Lady") / (screenplay)
 1980 Seems Like Old Times (written by)
 1980 Barfuss im Park (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Felix und Oskar (TV Series) (characters - 6 episodes)
- Die Liebhaber (1980) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Liebes kleines Töchterlein (1980) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Der Patient (1980) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Der Papagei (1980) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Die Kritiker (1980) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1979 Chapter Two (play) / (screenplay)
 1978 California Suite (screenplay)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1978) (play - 1 episode, 1978)
- The Good Doctor (1978) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1978 The Cheap Detective (written by)
 1977 The Goodbye Girl (written by)
 1977 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Murder by Death (written by)
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1975 Dachlawine (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 The Oddball Couple (TV Series) (play "The Odd Couple")
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue (play) / (screenplay)
 1970-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by - 114 episodes)
- Felix Remarries (1975) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Laugh Clown, Laugh (1975) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Old Flames Never Die (1975) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- The Roy Clark Show (1975) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... (based on the play "The Odd Couple" by)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (screenplay)
 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers (play) / (screenplay)
 1971 Star Spangled Girl (play)
 1971 Plaza Suite (play) / (screenplay)
 1970 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Los amorosos (1970)
 1970 Ausreißer (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 The Out of Towners (written by)
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series) (suggested by a play by - 1 episode)
- Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage (1969) ... (suggested by a play by - segment "Love and the Good Deal")
 1969 Sweet Charity (from the New York stage production book by)
 1968 The Odd Couple (from the play by) / (screenplay)
 1967 Barefoot in the Park (play) / (screenplay)
 1966 After the Fox (play "After the Fox") / (screenplay)
 1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch (TV Movie)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn (play)
  The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (18 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Lucille Ball, Eydie Gorme (1960) ... (writer)
 1958-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) (written by - 20 episodes)
- The Weekend Colonel (1959) ... (written by)
- Bilko in Outer Space (1959) ... (written by)
- Bilko's Casino (1959) ... (written by)
- Bilko's Small Car (1959) ... (written by)
- Bilko's Godson (1959) ... (written by)
  Sid Caesar Invites You (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Matchmakers (1958) ... (writer)
  Caesar's Hour (TV Series) (8 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 8 episodes, 1954 - 1957)
- Person To Person: Parody (1957) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.36 (1957) ... (writer)
- Tonight! America After Dark (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Opera Tickets (1956)
 1956 The Adventures of Marco Polo (TV Movie)
  Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (7 episodes, 1954 - 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1955)
- Paris in the Springtime (1956) ... (writer)
- Heidi (1955) ... (adaptation)
- Good Times (1955)
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: Dearest Enemy (TV Movie) (TV play)
 1955 The Great Waltz (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie) (television adaptation)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: The Merry Widow (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie)
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1954 Babes in Toyland (TV Special)
 1954 Max Liebman Presents: Spotlight (TV Special)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie)
 1950-1954 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (writer - 139 episodes)
- Episode #5.39 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.38 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.37 (1954) ... (writer)
- Guest Host: Eddie Albert (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.34 (1954) ... (writer)
 1950 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
 1949 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series) (writer)
 1948 The Arrow Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 November 1948 (1948) ... (writer)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (72 credits)
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Other Works:

(2002-03) Stage: Wrote "Chapter Two", performed in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Caroline Aaron, Charlie Brill, Julie Cobb and Michael Gross in the cast. James Eckhouse was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Doc Simon

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on choosing playwriting as a career] For a man to be his own master, to depend on no one else, to make life conform to his own visions rather than to follow the blueprints of others, playwriting is the perfect occupation. To sit in a room alone for six or seven or ten hours, sharing the time with characters that you created, is sheer heaven. And if not heaven, it's at least an escape from hell. See more »

Trivia:

Almost every one of his 30-plus plays, mostly Broadway comedies, has also been adapted into a motion picture-- the greatest such achievement of any playwright/author, even surpassing William Shakespeare As a result, Simon has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer in the history of show business. See more »

Nickname:

Doc Simon

Star Sign:

Cancer

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