facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His numerous Broadway successes have caused his work to be amongst the most regularly performed in the world.

Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City to Irving Simon, a garment salesman, and his wife Mamie. He was their second son and he grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan during the Great Depression. His father often abandoned the family, causing financial and emotional difficulties. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and graduated at the age of sixteen.

He attended New York University briefly from 1944 to 1945, where he was enlisted in the Army Air Force Reserve training program. He was assigned to Lowry Air Force Base during 1945 and attended the University of Denver from 1945 to 1946. He was a sports editor for the military magazine Rev-Meter.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Neil Simon."
Most Popular
1
Miranda Cosgrove suing for 2011 bus crash that cost her millions Miranda Cosgrove suing for 2011 bus crash that cost her millions
2
Chelsea Handler poses as topless Vladimir Putin, Instagram removes photo Chelsea Handler poses as topless Vladimir Putin, Instagram removes photo
3
Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain
4
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
5
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
x
Feedback