New York playwright of The Odd Couple and Biloxi Blues.
He grew up in the Great Depression and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at age sixteen, where he earned the nickname Doc.
He won a Pulitzer prize for his play Lost in Yonkers.
Was married five times to Joan Baim, Marsha Mason, Diane Lander (2x), and Elaine Joyce.
He was once married to Marsha Mason.