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Playwright Neil Simon, 91
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:47:12 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/26/obituaries/neil-simon-dead.html

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Re: Playwright Neil Simon, 91
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 07:43:23 PM »
Agreed.

And this -

Mr. Simon and Woody Allen, who both worked in the 1950s writing for Mr. Caesar (along with Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner, among others), were probably equally significant in shaping the currents of American comedy in the 1960s and ’70s, although their styles, their favored mediums and the critical reception of their work diverged mightily.

Sid probably had the best writing team of all time.  Much of the stuff on his show was pioneering. 

91 a good run, sad about the 'heimer's.  Pneumonia not an uncommon situation for the elderly.
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