Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written over thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, most adapted from his plays. He has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.
You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.
I felt like writing about a time when I was probably, and I think all of us are, the happiest in our lives-before the obligations start in.
New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.
|Full Name at Birth||Marvin Neil Simon|
|Other Names||Doc Simon|
|Date of Birth||July 4, 1927|
|Birthplace||The Bronx, New York, USA|
|Height||6' 1½" (187 cm)|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Occupation||Playwright, screenwriter, author|
|Claim to Fame||The Goodbye Girl|