By Savannah Smith  |  08-26-2018   News
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Renowned playwright Neil Simon, whose name is synonymous with Broadway comedy, has died. He was 91. His death was announced by his publicist, Bill Evans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">JUST IN: Neil Simon, prolific American playwright, dead at 91, rep says <a href="https://t.co/0ouGxmHM2y">https://t.co/0ouGxmHM2y</a></p>&mdash; Fox News (@FoxNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1033744586051674115?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Simon, the “master of comedy;” recognized for such 60s hits as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and “Brighton Beach” died early Sunday of pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan at the time of his passing.

Simon was American theater’s most successful and prolific playwright in the second half of the 20th century. He tackled middle-class issues, frictions of urban living, and troubling conflicts of family intimacy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NeilSimon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NeilSimon</a> ! <a href="https://t.co/tvNwKiZO4M">pic.twitter.com/tvNwKiZO4M</a></p>&mdash; Marcello (@Marcello742) <a href="https://twitter.com/Marcello742/status/1033775226004426752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

He rarely stopped working on a new play or musical at his most prolific stage starting with the 1961 “Come Blow Your Horn” and continuing into the next century.

Simon’s writing prowess was not limited to theatre. Early on his career, he wrote for television greats, including Phil Silvers and Sid Caesar. He later wrote screenplays. The theatre, however, is where he loved to make his biggest mark.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(Growing up, pre-internet, all I knew was that if anything on TV had been written by Neil Simon, I would adore it. When I began to write, he (and Jilly Cooper) were my role models.)</p>&mdash; Jill Mansell (@JillMansell) <a href="https://twitter.com/JillMansell/status/1033775859491123200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

In 1966 alone, Simon had four Broadway shows running simultaneously. From 1965 to 1980, plays and musicals written by Simon racked up more than 9,000 performances. No other playwright came close to such an astounding record. It is likely no other will.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">God bless him. For making this, one of my favourite films and for all the rest of his beautiful work. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NeilSimon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NeilSimon</a> <a href="https://t.co/vOyElqjjrC">pic.twitter.com/vOyElqjjrC</a></p>&mdash; amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) <a href="https://twitter.com/CHIMPSINSOCKS/status/1033778700851007489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Simon received four Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Center honors, four Writers Guild of America Awards, and an American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement honor. In 2006, he also won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award that recognizes works that draw from the American experience.

In 1983, a Broadway theater was also named after him when the Alvin was rechristened the Neil Simon Theatre.

Tributes have poured in for Simon the moment news of his death came out. Leading the accolades are those from the world of theater, of course. Actor Josh Gad credited Simon for being “one of the primary influences on my life and career.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“There’s no more money anyone can pay me that I need. There are no awards they can give me that I haven’t won. I have no reason to write another play except that I am alive and I like to do it”-Neil Simon <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIP</a> GIANT of the American Theatre <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThanksForTheLaughs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThanksForTheLaughs</a> <a href="https://t.co/NZIVGPLdst">pic.twitter.com/NZIVGPLdst</a></p>&mdash; Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) <a href="https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1033754398483271680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Neil Simon grew up during the Great Depression and found refuge in comedy. Love that someone who grew up in a miserable situation still kept his sense of humor intact and went on to make the entire world laugh. RIP.</p>&mdash; Adam Best (@adamcbest) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamcbest/status/1033747277549068288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Adios, Neil Simon. Even though they were often hilarious, his plays were always deeper than anyone ever gave him credit for, and they were a blast to act in. (I did The Sunshine Boys and The Odd Couple.)</p>&mdash; The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) <a href="https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/1033743483754954752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NeilSimon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NeilSimon</a> - a wonderful and entertaining writer of the human spirit.</p>&mdash; Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harryslaststand/status/1033770754075062272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At a time when I was struggling with my background and identity, Neil Simon showed me that you could take the pain of your own life and make great comedy. He’s one of the big reasons I found solace in writing. He will be missed.</p>&mdash; Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) <a href="https://twitter.com/bryanbehar/status/1033766710719873025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I remember discovering Neil Simon as a young actor and devouring every play I could get my hands on. He taught me that the theatre doesn’t always have to be tragedy, it can be side-splitting funny and accessible and clever and quotable and poignant. We will miss you, Neil. RIP</p>&mdash; Ben Lawson (@imbenlawson) <a href="https://twitter.com/imbenlawson/status/1033776097018572800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Source:

https://www.wral.com/neil-simon-broadway-s-master-of-comedy-dies-at-91/17797428/

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Anonymous No. 35209 1535315497

Yid. Who cares.

Anonymous No. 35264 1535365746

I care ….

I enjoyed and like so have you sir/madame/it many of his works.

Maybe you should engage your mind before your mouth.

Anonymous No. 35290 1535380625

>>35264

I agree, I grew up with The Odd Couple and Out of Towners. Jack Lemmon is a comedy genius. Kids these days don't know anything about that kind of thing.

And, btw, there's a difference between not trusting overrepresentation in media, law, academia and government and Zionist influence and hating an ENTIRE RACE w/o reason.

Shit, Professor Norman Finkelstein coined the term "Holocaust Industry" and David Cole Stein is one of the foremost Holocaust revisionist historians.

RIP Neil.

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