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Neil Simon
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


: 04 July 1927


: 90 years old


: Cancer


  • Marvin Neil Simon is an American playwright, screenwriter and author
When was Neil Simon born?04 July 1927
How old is Neil Simon in 2017? 90 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer

Neil Simon facts

  • He has written more than thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays
  • He has received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer
  • Simon grew up in New York during the Great Depression, with his parents' financial hardships affecting their marriage, and giving him a mostly unhappy and unstable childhood
  • He often took refuge in movie theaters where he enjoyed watching the early comedians like Charlie Chaplin
  • After a few years in the Army Air Force Reserve after graduating from high school, he began writing comedy scripts for radio and some popular early television shows
  • Among them were Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows from 1950, where he worked alongside other young writers including Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Selma Diamond, and The Phil Silvers Show which ran from 1955
  • He began writing his own plays beginning with Come Blow Your Horn (1961), which took him three years to complete and ran for 678 performances on Broadway
  • It was followed by two more successful plays, Barefoot in the Park (1963) and The Odd Couple (1965), for which he won a Tony Award
  • It made him a national celebrity and "the hottest new playwright on Broadway
  • " During the 1960s to 1980s, he wrote both original screenplays and stage plays, with some films actually based on his plays

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