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Neil Simon

Neil Simon (playwright, born July 4, 1927, Bronx, New York) "If Broadway ever erects a monument to the patron saint of laughter, Neil Simon would have to be it," wrote Time magazine. The movies and television might consider America's most prolific and popular playwright a patron saint as well. He has written 28 plays and holds the record for the greatest number of hits in the American theater. He has had more plays adapted to film than any other playwright, and additionally has written nearly a dozen original film comedies. He helped define television comedy during the medium's legendary early days.