Knowledge Identifier: +Neil_Simon
Born in 1927.
Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (11%), (7%)
Linked to: DeWitt Clinton High School, Jews, United States Army Air Forces, Williams College
Lyle Talbot - Having started his career in the theater and later co-starred on Broadway in 1940-41 in "Separate Rooms", Talbot returned to the stage in the 1960s and 1970s, starring in national road company versions of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker", Gore Vidal's political drama "The Best Man", Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" and "Barefoot in the Park", Arthur Sumner Long's "Never Too Late," and appearing as Capt
He was assigned to Lowry Air Force Base during 1945 and attended the University of Denver from 1945 to 1946
Marcia Rodd - Rodd spent the 1960s appearing on Broadway in such plays as Neil Simon's "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
During 1961, Simon's first Broadway play, "Come Blow Your Horn", ran for 678 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Robert Reed - Appearing in the Neil Simon play, "Barefoot in the Park" led him to two new contracts, at Paramount Studios and ABC, both in 1968
John Leeson - It includes work in both repertory and West End productions including Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" ; "Flint" and "Don't Start Without Me" and character work across a wide range of 1970s television sitcoms including "Dad's Army"
Maureen Stapleton - She won a second Tony *award for Neil Simon's "The Gingerbread Lady", which was written especially for her, in 1971
His professional association with producer Emanuel Azenberg began with "The Sunshine Boys" during 1972 and continued with "The Good Doctor", "God's Favorite", "Chapter Two", "They're Playing Our Song", "I Ought to Be in Pictures", "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "Biloxi Blues", "Broadway Bound", "Jake's Women", "The Goodbye Girl", and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", among others
Florence Stanley - In 1972 she went on to tap dance in the Broadway production of "The Secret Affairs Of Mildred Wild", and in 1981 went back to work for Neil Simon in the Broadway production of "Fools"
Jeremiah Morris - One of his first major assignments was directing the touring production of Neil Simon's "The Gingerbread Lady" in 1972
Marsha Mason - Neil Simon cast her in his Broadway play "The Good Doctor" in 1973
Sid Caesar - In 1973, Caesar reunited with Imogene Coca for the stage play, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue", written in 1971 by Neil Simon
Jack Benny - Benny was preparing to star in the film version of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" when his health failed in 1974
Herbert Ross - In 1975, Ross worked on the film adaptation of the Neil Simon play "The Sunshine Boys", the first of several Simon play adaptations he directed
James Cromwell - In 1975, he took his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived "Hot l Baltimore", and a year later he made his film debut in Neil Simon's classic detective spoof "Murder by Death"
The Sunshine Boys (film) - "'The Sunshine Boys"' is a 1975 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross and produced by Ray Stark, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon, about two legendary comics brought together for a reunion and revival of their famous act
Truman Capote - Neil Simon's 1976 murder mystery spoof "Murder by Death" provided Capote's main role as an actor, portraying reclusive millionaire Lionel Twain who invites the world's leading detectives together to a dinner party to have them solve a murder
Alec Guinness - Guinness played the role of Jamessir Bensonmum, the blind butler, in the 1976 Neil Simon film "Murder By Death"
Sid Caesar - In 1977, after blacking out during a stage performance of Neil Simon's "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers", Caesar gave up alcohol "cold turkey"
Barbara Rhoades - She had a role in Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" and 1973's "Scream Blacula,Scream"
Steven Hill - Hill returned to work in the 1980s and 1990s, playing parental and authority-figure roles in such films as "Yentl" , "Garbo Talks" , Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "Heartburn" , and "Billy Bathgate"
Dinah Manoff - In 1980, Manoff got the role of Libby Tucker in Neil Simon's Broadway play, "I Ought to Be in Pictures" and won the Tony *award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play as well as the Theatre World *award
During one season, he had four successful plays showing on Broadway at the same time, and in 1983 became the only living playwright to have a New York theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre, named in his honor
Penelope Ann Miller - Her Broadway theatre break came in 1985 when she was cast in the lead in the Neil Simon play "Biloxi Blues"
Jean Smart - Other roles during the 1990s included Dana Colby in Steve Martini's "Undue Influence" , Holly in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple II" , and Deborah Sloane in "Guinevere" among others
After winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1991 for "Lost in Yonkers", critics began to take notice of the depths, complexity and issues of universal interest in his stories, which expressed serious concerns of most average people
Armand Assante - He portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in a comedy, Neil Simon's "The Marrying Man" , another mobster in "Hoffa" starring Jack Nicholson, and crime kingpin John Gotti in the 1996 made-for-television biopic "Gotti", for which he won his Primetime Emmy *award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kevin Spacey - In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of "Uncle Louie" in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers.
Nathan Lane - In 1993, he portrayed Sid Caesar-like Max Prince in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by Simon's early career writing sketches for "Your Show of Shows"
Martin Short - Short resumed work in the theater, playing a lead role in the 1993 musical version of the Neil Simon film "The Goodbye Girl", on Broadway, receiving a Tony *award nomination and an Outer Critics Circle *award
Sid Caesar - In 1996, the Writers Guild of America, West reunited Caesar with nine of his writers from "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour" for a two-hour panel discussion featuring head writer Mel Tolkin, Caesar, Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Danny_Simon, Sheldon Keller, and Gary Belkin
Steve Martin - In 1999, Martin and Hawn starred in a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy, "The Out-of-Towners"
Marsha Mason - Mason reunited with "Goodbye Girl" co-star Richard Dreyfuss and writer Neil Simon in Duncan Weldon and Emanuel Azenberg's production of "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" in 1999 which was performed at the L.A. Theatre Works shortly after a revival in London's West End and led to a Grammy nomination in comedy
Jenny Seagrove - In 2000 she appeared in "Brief Encounter" at the Lyric Theatre; followed by Neil Simon's "The Female Odd Couple" at the Apollo
Herschel Savage - In 2006 he starred in Neil Simon's play "The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue" under the stage name Max Cohen, at the Morgan-Wixson Theater in Santa Monica
Amanda Peet - In February 2006, she performed in Neil Simon's Broadway production of "Barefoot in the Park"
Laurie Metcalf - Through the end of June 2009, Metcalf starred with French Stewart in Justin Tanner's play, "Voice Lessons", in Hollywood before beginning rehearsals to play Kate Jerome in the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical plays "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound", directed by David Cromer