Neil Simon: Celebrated US playwright dies elderly 91

Screenwriter Neil Simon at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, California 6 April 1998 Symbol copyright Reuters Image caption Simon is noticed here in Hollywood in 1998

Celebrated US playwright Neil Simon has died elderly NINETY ONE in his native Ny City of complications from pneumonia, representatives announced.

Simon won international fame in the nineteen sixties for level and reveal comedies together with The Ordinary Couple and Barefoot Within The Park.

In 1991 he won the Pulitzer Prize For Drama with Misplaced in Yonkers.

“Some say he’s the most a hit playwright for the reason that Shakespeare,” Barefoot big name Robert Redford as soon as stated.

Simon was a prolific writer. averaging no less than one play a yr for much of his career, and his work incorporated the hit musicals Sweet Charity And They Are Taking Part In Our Tune.

His wife, Elaine Joyce Simon, was at his deathbed at the side of his daughters, Ellen Simon and Nancy Simon, in Big Apple-Presbyterian Health Facility, his representatives mentioned.

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