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  1. Neil Simon By: Nicole Sisneros

  2. Worlds Most Successful Playwright • Has dozen plays • The only writer that has four Broadway productions running at the same time • True gift: Exposing something real in American spirit

  3. Born in the Bronx July 4th 1927 Marvin Neil Simon Grew up in Manhattan Attended NYU/ University of Denver First writing job (YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS) in the early 1950s 1973 he was a major voice in comedy 1973 his wife died 1977 married Marsha Mason That year he made “Chapter Two” Based on his experience with a wife who has died and re-marrying Followed with a musical “They’re Playing Our Song” Had a four-decade career Many of his piece’s take place in the New York neighborhoods he knew as a child Background

  4. Autobiographical Trilogy • “Brighton Beach Memories” 1983 • “Biloxi Blues” 1985 • Broadway Bound” 1986 • “The odd couple” 1966 • “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” 1950 • “Chapter Two” 1977 • “Lost in Yonkers” 1991

  5. Marvin Neil Simon