Author of The Odd Couple and The Sunshine Boys won a Pulitzer and four Tonys, and dominated Broadway for many years
The Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright Neil Simon has died, it was announced on Sunday. He was 91.
Simon was prolific – his hit plays and musicals included The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, The Sunshine Boys, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, which made Matthew Broderick a Broadway and Hollywood star. He was also a prolific author of screenplays, including successful adaptations of The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park. A standard Broadway joke had it that only William Shakespeare wrote more hit plays.