Legendary Broadway playwright Neil Simon dead at age 91
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According to the New York Times, legendary Broadway playwright Neil Simon has passed away at age 91.


The report states his death was announced by his publicist, Bill Evans.

According to the Times, "Beginning with the breakthrough hits 'Barefoot in the Park' (1963) and 'The Odd Couple' (1965) and continuing with popular successes like 'Plaza Suite' (1968) and 'The Sunshine Boys (1974), Mr. Simon ruled Broadway when Broadway was still worth ruling."

"From 1965 to 1980, plays and musicals written by Mr. Simon racked up more than 9,000 performances, a record not even remotely touched by any other playwright of the era. In 1966 alone, he had four Broadway shows running simultaneously," the report continued.

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