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Marvin Neil Simon (1927 - 2018)

Marvin Neil (Neil) Simon
Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Aug 2018
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Marvin Neil Simon was born on 04 Jul 1927 in the Bronx, New York City, New York to Jewish parents, Mamie (Levy) and Irving Simon. He had one older brother by 8 years, television writer and comedy teacher Danny Simon. He grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY during the period of the Great Depression. As a child, he chose to go by the given name of Neil. [1]

He was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.

Neil Simon was married 5 times ...

  1. m: 1953 Joan Baim, d: 1973 with 2 daughters
  2. m: 1973 Marsha Mason, div: 1983
  3. m: 1987 Diane Lander, div: 1988
  4. m: 1990 Diane Lander, div: 1998
  5. m: 1999 Elaine Joyce,

At age 91 Neil Simon died around 1 a.m. on 26 Aug 2018 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, New York. [2]

His nephew is U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon whose wife is U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.


1961 Come Blow Your Horn
1962 Little Me
1963 Barefoot in the Park
1965 The Odd Couple
1966 Sweet Charity
1966 The Star-Spangled Girl
1968 Plaza Suite
1968 Promises, Promises
1969 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
1970 The Gingerbread Lady
1971 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1972 The Sunshine Boys
1973 The Good Doctor
1974 God's Favorite
1976 California Suite
1977 Chapter Two
1979 They're Playing Our Song
1980 I Ought to Be in Pictures
1981 Fools
1983 Brighton Beach Memoirs
1985 Biloxi Blues
1986 Broadway Bound
1988 Rumors
1991 Lost in Yonkers
1992 Jake's Women
1993 The Goodbye Girl
1993 Laughter on the 23rd Floor
1995 London Suite
1997 Proposals
2000 The Dinner Party
2001 45 Seconds from Broadway
2003 Rose's Dilemma.


  1. "Rewrites: A Memoir" by Neil Simon & published by Simon and Schuster in 2011; indexed autobiography on google books.
  2. "Neil Simon, Broadway Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 91", Obituary published in the The New York Times. Retrieved on 27 Aug 2018.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 August 2018), Marvin Simon in household of Irving Simon, Bronx (Districts 251-500), Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 443, sheet 4B, line 86, family 93, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1478; FHL microfilm 2,341,213.
  • "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Marvin N Simon, enlisted 08 Aug 1945, New York City, New York, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

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