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Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is one of the
most reliable hitmakers in Broadway history, as well as one of the most performed playwrights in
the world. Though primarily a comic writer, some of his plays, particularly the Eugene Trilogy
and The Sunshine Boys, reflect on the twentieth century Jewish-American experience.
Overall, he has garnered seventeen Tony nominations and won three. He has also won the 1991
Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Lost In Yonkers.
In 1966 Simon had four shows running on Broadway at the same time: Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl,
The Odd Couple, and Barefoot in the Park.
He has also written screenplays for more than twenty films. These include adaptations of his own plays
as well as original work, including The Out-of-Towners, Murder by Death and The Goodbye Girl. He has
received four Best Screenplay Academy Award nominations. - CBS TV.