Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in the Bronx , New York , NY - † August 26, 2018 in Manhattan , New York City) was an American playwright and screenwriter .
Neil Simon was one of the most popular playwrights in the United States. His light comedies have achieved worldwide success through their film adaptations and their translations into numerous languages. Simon was considered an author for the so-called boulevard theater .
He first appeared as a writer on Broadway in 1955 , when a sketch program with his texts premiered. Before that, he had written the scripts for several television series. His final breakthrough came in 1963 with his play Barefoot in the Park with Robert Redford in the leading male role, which he also played in the 1967 film of the same name after 1530 performances on Broadway . He also made a name for himself as an author of musicals . His most famous musical is Sweet Charity .
Simon married Joan Baim in 1953 and has two children with her. After the death of his wife in 1973, he married four more times and was married to actress Elaine Joyce since 1999 . In 2004 he had a kidney transplant .
- Come blow your Horn - Premiere: February 22nd, 1961
- Little Me - Premiere: November 17, 1962
- Barefoot in the Park - Premiere: October 23, 1963
- The Odd Couple - Premiere: March 8th, 1965 - already on stage playing Walter Matthau to Oscar Madison .
- Sweet Charity - Premiere: January 29th, 1966 - Musical based on the script The Nights of Cabiria by Federico Fellini . Music by Cy Coleman . Director: Bob Fosse
- The Star-Spangled Girl - Premiere: December 21, 1966
- Plaza Suite - Premiere: February 14, 1968 with George C. Scott in the lead role.
- Promises, Promises - Premiere: December 1st, 1968 - Based on the screenplay for The Apartment by Billy Wilder . Music: Burt Bacharach
- Last of the Red Hot Lovers - Premiere: December 28, 1969
- The Gingerbread Lady - Premiere: December 13, 1970
- The Prisoner of Second Avenue - Premiere: November 11, 1971 - with Peter Falk in the lead role.
- The Sunshine Boys - Premiere: December 20, 1972 - Filmed as The Sunny Boys
- The Good Doctor - premiere: November 27, 1973 - is based on stories by Anton P. Chekhov .
- God's Favorite - Premiere: December 11, 1974
- California Suite - Premiere: June 10, 1976
- Chapter Two - Premiere: December 4, 1977
- They're playing our song - Premiere: February 11, 1979 - Music: Marvin Hamlisch
- I ought to be in Pictures - Premiere: April 3, 1980
- Fools - Premiere: April 6, 1981
- Brighton Beach Memoirs - Premiere: March 27, 1983 with Matthew Broderick in the lead role.
- Biloxi Blues - Premiere: March 28, 1985
- Broadway Bound - Premiere: December 4, 1986
- Rumors (dt Title. Rumors ... Rumors ) - Release: November 17, 1988
- Lost in Yonkers - Premiere: February 21, 1991 - starring Kevin Spacey .
- Jake's Women - Premiere: March 24, 1992 - with Alan Alda in the lead role.
- The Goodbye Girl - Premiere: March 4th 1993 - Musical based on his own screenplay with Bernadette Peters in the lead role. Music: Marvin Hamlisch
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor - Premiere: November 22, 1993
- Proposals - Premiere: November 6, 1997
- The Dinner Party - Premiere: October 19, 2000
- 45 Seconds from Broadway - Premiere: November 11, 2001
- Rose and Walsh - Premiere: February 5, 2003
- 1963: If My Bedroom Could Talk (Come Blow Your Horn)
- 1966: chase the fox! (Caccia alla volpe)
- 1967: Barefoot in the Park (Barefoot in the Park)
- 1968: The Odd Couple (The Odd Couple)
- 1969: Sweet Charity
- 1970: Never Again New York (The Out-of-Towners)
- 1970–1975: Männerwirtschaft (The Odd Couple) (TV series)
- 1971: Hotel whispers (Plaza Suite)
- 1972: Changing horses on their wedding night (The Heartbreak Kid)
- 1972: Last of the Red Hot Lovers
- 1975: The nerve bundle (The Prisoner of Second Avenue)
- 1975: The Sunny Boys (The Sunshine Boys)
- 1976: A Dead Body for Dessert (Murder By Death)
- 1977: The Goodbye (The Goodbye Girl)
- 1978: The Cheap Detective (The Cheap Detective)
- 1978: The Crazy California Hotel (California Suite)
- 1980: Chapter Two
- 1980: Seems Like Old Times (Seems Like Old Times)
- 1980: Felix and Oskar (TV series)
- 1981: Mrs. Hines and daughter (Only when I laugh)
- 1982: I actually wanted to see the film (I ought to be in Pictures)
- 1982: Sonny Boys (TV movie)
- 1983: Max Dugan's Moneten (Max Dugan Returns)
- 1984: A single rarely comes alone (The Lonely Guy)
- 1985: The Slugger's Wife
- 1986: Brighton Beach Memoirs
- 1987: Plaza Suite (TV movie)
- 1988: Biloxi Blues
- 1991: The Marrying Man (The Marrying Man)
- 1991: Strange Couple (TV movie)
- 1992: Broadway Family (Broadway Bound)
- 1993: Trouble in Yonkers (Lost in Yonkers)
- 1995: Jake's Women (Jake's women)
- 1996: Sonny Boys
- 1996: Neil Simon's London Suite
- 1998: Still a Strange Couple (The Odd Couple II)
- 1999: Sleepless in New York (The Out-of-Towners)
- 1999: Sonny Boys (TV movie)
- 2000: Most Original (Laughter on the 23rd Floor) (TV movie)
- 2001: Sonny Boys (TV movie)
- 2003: Zwei wie Katz und Hund (TV movie)
- 2004: Strange Couple (TV movie)
- 2007: After 7 Days - Flittered Out (The Heartbreak Kid)
- 2015–2017: Odd Couple (The Odd Couple)
- Tony Award - for his pieces The Odd Couple , Biloxi Blues and Lost in Yonkers
- Pulitzer Prize - for Lost in Yonkers
- American Comedy Award - 1989 for Lifetime Achievement
- Golden Globe - 1978 for the screenplay for the film The Goodbye Girl
- Theater Hall of Fame - 1983
- Mark Twain Prize - 2006
Neil Simon also received four Academy Award nominations for scripts .
The Alvin Theater, a New York Broadway theater, was renamed the Neil Simon Theater in 1983 in his honor .
- Literature by and about Neil Simon in the catalog of the German National Library
- Neil Simon in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Neil Simon in the Internet Broadway Database (English)
- ↑ Richard Natale: Neil Simon, King of Comedy Playwrights, Dies at 91.Retrieved August 26, 2018 .
- ↑ On this day: Neil Simon is born. In: The Jewish Chronicle Online. Retrieved October 25, 2011 .
- ↑ Ken Bloom: Broadway: Its History, People, and Places: an Encyclopedia , Routledge, 2nd ed. 2003, ISBN 978-0-415-93704-7 (English), p. 494.
- ^ Theater Hall of Fame Gets 10 New Members. In: New York Times, May 10, 1983, (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Simon, Marvin Neil (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American playwright and screenwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th July 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bronx , New York City , New York, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 26, 2018|
|Place of death||Manhattan , New York City|