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Neil Simon (1927–2018) wrote over thirty plays and became one of the most influential American playwrights of the twentieth century. He earned four Tony Awards in four different decades: Best Writer for The Odd Couple (1965); a special Tony for Contribution to the Theater (1975); Best Play for Biloxi Blues (1985), and Best Play for Lost in Yonkers (1991), which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.