Legendary playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018. Born on the 4th of July in 1927, some say Simon redefined American comedy. He was a Broadway and theater box office success for three decades.
Neil Simon received numerous accolades throughout his career, including three Tony Awards for The Odd Couple (1965), Biloxi Blues (1985), and Lost in Yonkers (1991). Lost in Yonkers also earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991.
That same year he said, "People are always coming up to me and saying, 'Thanks for the good times. It felt then like both a validation and a diminishment. Today, it feels like an epitaph - and not a bad one for any writer to be able to claim as one's own."
Some critics have suggested that Simon's comedies haven't 'withstood the test of time'. Check out some of his plays and movies available at the St. Tammany Parish Library, and decide for yourself.
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