Neil Simon

Neil Simon


Neil Simon, the prolific playwright who produced a string of comic smashes and was the most commercially successful American playwright in the latter half of the 20th century, died August 26 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital following complications from pneumonia. He was 91 years old. He was surrounded by his wife, Elaine Joyce Simon, and his daughters, Ellen and Nancy Simon.

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  • Also known as: Marvin Neil Simon
  • Born: Jul 4, 1927 in The Bronx, NY
  • Death: Aug 26, 2018 in New York, NY


Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Book of a Musical They're Playing Our Song Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1985 Best Play Biloxi Blues Nominee
1983 Best Play Brighton Beach Memoirs Winner
1965 Best Play The Odd Couple Nominee
Pulitzer Prize
1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Lost in Yonkers Winner
1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Broadway Bound Nominee
Tony Award
1979 Best Book of a Musical They're Playing Our Song Nominee
1974 Best Original Score The Good Doctor Nominee
1965 Author of a Play The Odd Couple Winner
1963 Author of a Musical Little Me Nominee