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Neil Simon

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Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Aug 26, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Aug 26, 2018 (91)

About

New York playwright who wrote such popular plays as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, and Biloxi Blues. Across his career, he received more combined Tony and Oscar Award nominations than any other writer. 

Before Fame

He grew up during The Great Depression and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at age sixteen, where he earned the nickname Doc. 

Trivia

In 1991, he won a Pulitzer prize and a Tony Award for his play Lost in Yonkers. 

Family Life

He was married to Joan Baim, Marsha Mason, Diane Lander, and Elaine Joyce. He had three daughters, Nancy, Ellen and Bryn. 

Associated With

In 1950, he wrote scripts for comedian Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows.