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Neil Simon

} Marvin Neil Simon, (d. 4 Temmuz 1927, Bronx, ABD), ABD'li oyun yazarı, senarist. Amerika'nın ünlü oyun yazarlarından olan Simon, 1944 - 1946 yılları arasında New York Üniversitesi ve Denver Üniversitesi'nde eğitim gördü. Warner Brothers'da radyo-tv yazarlığı yapan kardeşiyle birlikte CBS stüdyolarında çalışmaya başladı. İlk oyunu 1961 yılında sahnelendi. Broadway'de kendi adına açılan bir tiyatro sahnesi bulunan yazar, düşündürücü konular içeren, yaşadığı gençlik döneminde insan ilişkileri, güncel yaşam ve evlilik gibi temaları, güldürü biçiminde le almıştır. Elaine Joyce (1999), Diane Lander (1990-1998), Marsha Mason (1973-1981) ve Joan Baim (1953-1973) ile dört evlilik yapan Simon birçok ödül sahibidir. ==Ödülleri== * 1965 Tony Ödülü for Best Author - The Odd Couple * 1967 Evening Standard Award - Barefoot in the Park * 1978 Altın Küre Ödülü for Best Motion Picture Screenplay - The Goodbye Girl * 1985 Tony Award for Best Play - Biloxi Blues * 1989 American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement * 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play - Lost in Yonkers * 1991 Pulitzer Ödülü for Drama - Lost in Yonkers * 1991 Tony Award for Best Play - Lost in Yonkers * 1995 Kennedy Center Honors|Kennedy Center Honoree * 2006 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ==Çalışmaları== ===Oyunlar=== }} * Come Blow Your Horn (1961) * Little Me (1962) * Barefoot in the Park (1963) * The Odd Couple (1965) * Sweet Charity (1966) * The Star-Spangled Girl (1966) * Plaza Suite (1968) * Promises, Promises (1968) * The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969) * The Gingerbread Lady (1970) * The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971) } * The Sunshine Boys (1972) * The Good Doctor (play)|The Good Doctor (1973) * God's Favorite (1974) * California Suite (1976) * Chapter Two (play)|Chapter Two (1977) * They're Playing Our Song (1979) * I Ought to Be in Pictures (1980) * Fools (play)|Fools (1981) * Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) * Biloxi Blues (1985) * The Odd Couple (Female version, 1985) } * Broadway Bound (1986) * Rumors (1988) * Lost in Yonkers (1991) * Jake's Women (1992) * The Goodbye Girl (musical)|The Goodbye Girl (1993) * Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993) * London Suite (1995) * Proposals (play)|Proposals (1997) * The Dinner Party (play)|The Dinner Party (2000) * 45 Seconds from Broadway (2001) * Rose's Dilemma (2003) } ===Senaryolar=== * 1963: Come Blow Your Horn - Director: Bud Yorkin, screenplay by Norman Lear with Frank Sinatra and Lee J. Cobb * 1966: After the Fox - Director: Vittorio DeSica with Peter Sellers and Victor Mature * 1967: Barefoot in the Park - Director: Gene Saks with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda * 1968: The Odd Couple - Director: Gene Saks with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau * 1969: Sweet Charity - Director: Bob Fosse with Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera and Sammy Davis Jr. * 1970: The Out-of-Towners - Director: Arthur Hiller with Jack Lemmon * 1971: Plaza Suite - Director: Arthur Hiller with Walter Matthau * 1972: The Last of the Red Hot Lovers - Director: Gene Saks with Alan Arkin * 1972: The Heartbreak Kid - Director: Elaine May with Cybill Shepard and Charles Grodin * 1975: The Prisoner of Second Avenue - Director: Melvin Frank with Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft * 1975: The Sunshine Boys - Director: Herbert Ross with Walter Matthau and George Burns * 1976: Murder by Death - Director: Robert Moore with Truman Capote, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, David Niven and Peter Sellers * 1977: The Goodbye Girl - Director: Herbert Ross with Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason * 1978: The Cheap Detective - Director: Robert Moore with Peter Falk, Louise Fletcher, Stockard Channing, Madeline Kahn, John Houseman, Nicol Williamson and Eileen Brennan * 1978: California Suite - Director: Herbert Ross with Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Walter Matthau, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby * 1980: Seems Like Old Times - Director: Jay Sandrich with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase * 1982: I Ought To Be In Pictures - Director: Herbert Ross with Walter Matthau * 1982: Sonny Boys - Director: Rolf von Sydow with Carl-Heinz Schroth and Johannes Heesters * 1983: Max Dugan Returns - Director: Herbert Ross with Matthew Broderick, Marsha Mason, Jason Robards, Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland * 1984: The Lonely Guy - Director: Arthur Hiller with Steve Martin * 1985: The Slugger's Wife - Director: Hal Ashby with Michael O'Keefe and Rebecca De Mornay * 1986: Brighton Beach Memoirs - Director: Gene Saks with Jonathan Silverman and David Margulies * 1988: Biloxi Blues - Director: Mike Nichols with Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken * 1991: The Marrying Man - Director: Jerry Rees with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin * 1993: Lost in Yonkers - Director: Martha Coolidge with Richard Dreyfuss * 1995: The Sunshine Boys - Director: John Erman with Woody Allen and Peter Falk * 1998: The Odd Couple II - Director: Howard Deutch with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau * 2001: Sonny Boys - Director: Jörg Hube with Werner Schneyder and Dieter Hildebrandt * 2004: The Goodbye Girl with Patricia Heaton and Jeff Daniels for Turner Network Television

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