Neil Simon

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon Full Name: Neil Simon [Marvin Neil Simon]
Nationality: American

Profession: Playwright and screenwriter
Why Famous: As one of America’s most prolific playwrights his plays, including "Barefoot in the Park" (1963) and "The Odd Couple" (1965), have dominated Broadway since the 1960's.

Neil Simon has received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer and he is the only playwright to have had four Broadway plays running simultaneously.

Born: July 4, 1927 (89 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA

Married Life

  • 1973-10-25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Historical Events in the Life of Neil Simon

  • 1927-11-22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
  • 1950-02-25 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
  • 1963-10-23 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC
  • 1966-01-19 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
  • 1969-12-28 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC
  • 1970-12-13 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1971-11-11 Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC
  • 1972-12-20 Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC
  • 1973-11-27 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC
  • 1977-12-04 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC
  • 1983-03-27 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC
  • 1985-03-28 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC
  • 1986-10-22 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1986-10-26 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1986-12-04 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC
  • 1988-11-17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC
  • 1990-10-17 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • 1991-02-21 Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances
  • 1991-06-29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances
  • 1992-03-24 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1992-10-25 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1993-11-21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances
  • 1994-03-20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
  • 1994-05-01 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances
  • 1994-05-08 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 performances
  • 1995-11-09 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • 1995-12-31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • 1996-04-11 "King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform
  • 1998-02-22 "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances

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