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What's new: January 2022

The January update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including playwright Neil Simon; actress and singer Doris Day; baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson; football star Junior Seau; and communications scholar Warren Gasink.

Neil Simon

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.

 

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JANUARY 23, 2022

What's New: January 2022

The January update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including playwright Neil Simon; actress and singer Doris Day; baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson; football star Junior Seau; and communications scholar Warren Gasink.

NOVEMBER 25, 2021

What's New: November 2021

The November update of the American National Biography features seven new essays, including legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor; football broadcaster Keith Jackson; Jack Kevorkian, who became famous for his support of assisted suicide; influential Puerto Rican mycologist Carlos E. Chardón; Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause; sports columnist Dave Anderson; and Robert Leslie Wharton, a Presbyterian missionary and teacher in Cuba.

OCTOBER 28, 2021

What's New: October 2021

The October update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including influential filmmaker Miloš Forman; astronaut and artist Alan Bean; David L. Bazelon, the Chief Justice of the D. C. Circuit Court for two decades; computer teaching pioneer Terry Giffel; and Gerald Phillips, speech communication teacher and researcher.