It has been reported that Neil Simon, author, playwright, and screenwriter, has died at the age of 91.
Simon died the morning of August 26th, 2018 at 1 A.M. Eastern Standard time after being on life support. Prior to his death, he had been fighting kidney failure, in addition to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Neil Simon was born on July 4th, 1927. He had a bit of a rough childhood. He and his family lived through The Great Depression, which brought on tumultuous financial troubles which caused his parent’s marriage to become unstable. As he grew up, he was sent to Colorado as a corporal for the Army Air Force Reserve. It was there when he would discover his passion for writing.
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Simon was well known for being an incredible playwright. His very first Broadway play was called Come Blow Your Horn in 1961, but his biggest hit was easily Barefoot in the Park in 1963. Additionally, he received an abundance of award recognition for his work in The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and Lost in Yonkers. Other popular shows that have been critically acclaimed today are Promises, Promises, and A Chorus Line that Simon had written material for.
Simon wrote more than 30 plays in his lifetime and also has a Broadway theatre named after him. He wrote for more than 20 films and, in addition to being extremely involved in the theatre show business, he was also active in television as well. He wrote for the television shows, Your Show of Shows and The Phil Silvers Show.
"مردم خيال مي كنند با تعريف آنچه بر ايشان گذشته است مي توانند نمايشنامه نويس شوند، اما هنر آن است كه از همه ي لحظات زندگي نمايشنامه را خلق كني." #نيل_سايمون منبع: نيويورك تايمز، ٢٤ مارس، ١٩٨٥ "Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life." #NeilSimon #payamcharsoomagazine #pajandsoleymani #تئاتر#مجله#نمايشنامه#نيل_سايمون @payamcharsoo
TMZ has reported that there is a memorial service being planned for Thursday, August 30th, in New York City.
Simon is survived by his children, Nancy, Bryn, and Ellen Simon. He is also survived by his wife, Elaine Joyce.
Neil Simon was born on this day in 1927. He wrote more than 30 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. Happy Birthday! #NeilSimon #HappyBirthday #AmericanPlaywright #LostinYonkers #betweenthelinesstudiotheatre
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