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Born: July 4, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Pitch, The (1996) as Himself
Two Canadian filmmakers try to pitch a feature film script entitled "The Dawn," a comedy about a Mafia don who is turned into a woman during an inadvertent sex change operation.
2.
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Jack Lemmon.

Writer (feature film)

3.
Heartbreak Kid, The (2007)
After years of bachelorhood and ample pressure from his father, Doc, and best friend Mac, Eddie Cantrow starts to wonder if he is being too picky about the women he meets. So when a chance encounter with an alluring blonde named Lila leads to a sweet romance, Eddie impulsively proposes. But right after the wedding, as the newlyweds get to know each other on the drive down the California coast, Eddie begins to realize he's made a terrible mistake. Soon after reaching their exotic Mexican hideaway, he falls for the down-to-earth Miranda, who has no clue he's on his honeymoon. Now Eddie has to find a way to extricate himself from his days-old marriage without losing the girl of his dreams.
4.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Source Material (From Original Screenplay: "The Goodbye Girl")
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
5.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Writer
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
6.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
7.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) as Screenwriter
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
8.
Out of Towners, The (1999) as Play As Source Material ("The Out Of Towners")
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
9.
Out of Towners, The (1999) as Original Screenplay
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
10.
Neil Simon's Odd Couple II (1998) as Characters As Source Material
Seventeen years after living together, sportswriter and incurable slob Oscar Madison and the obsessively neat Felix Ungar meet once again when Felix's daughter decides to marry Oscar's son. Meeting a LAX, they head out together to the desert community where the wedding will take place until Oscar loses the map, prompting Felix to whine, Oscar to complain, and both to get on each other's nerves.
11.
Neil Simon's Odd Couple II (1998) as Screenwriter
Seventeen years after living together, sportswriter and incurable slob Oscar Madison and the obsessively neat Felix Ungar meet once again when Felix's daughter decides to marry Oscar's son. Meeting a LAX, they head out together to the desert community where the wedding will take place until Oscar loses the map, prompting Felix to whine, Oscar to complain, and both to get on each other's nerves.
12.
Sunshine Boys, The (1997)
Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time popular comedy team, reunite for a movie after years of estrangement. They pick up fighting right where they left off eight years before, until Clark suffers a heart attack on the set. Based on Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play and its 1975 film adaptation.
13.
Sunshine Boys, The (1997) as Screenwriter
Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time popular comedy team, reunite for a movie after years of estrangement. They pick up fighting right where they left off eight years before, until Clark suffers a heart attack on the set. Based on Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play and its 1975 film adaptation.
14.
Neil Simon's "London Suite" (1996)
The movie, based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, follows a series of misadventures that take place in an English luxury hotel on the same day. Some of the interwoven vignettes include a bride who misplaces her new husband on their honeymoon, a couple whose vacation plans are disrupted when th
15.
Neil Simon's Jake's Women (1996)
Adaptation of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play about a middle-aged writer and the women in his life, real and imagined (his wife, his sister, his therapist, his daughter, his girlfriend and his deceased wife).
16.
Neil Simon's Jake's Women (1996) as Screenwriter
Adaptation of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play about a middle-aged writer and the women in his life, real and imagined (his wife, his sister, his therapist, his daughter, his girlfriend and his deceased wife).
17.
Neil Simon's "London Suite" (1996) as Screenwriter
The movie, based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, follows a series of misadventures that take place in an English luxury hotel on the same day. Some of the interwoven vignettes include a bride who misplaces her new husband on their honeymoon, a couple whose vacation plans are disrupted when th
18.
Lost in Yonkers (1993) as Play As Source Material ("Lost In Yonkers")
Set in Yonkers, New York, in the summer of 1942, a story about two boys who live with their austere grandmother after their mother dies and their father is forced to become a travelling salesman to earn a living.
19.
Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993)
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
20.
Lost in Yonkers (1993) as Screenwriter
Set in Yonkers, New York, in the summer of 1942, a story about two boys who live with their austere grandmother after their mother dies and their father is forced to become a travelling salesman to earn a living.
21.
Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (1992)
Based on the original play by Neil Simon, the story traces the attempts of Eugene and Stan Jerome's attempts to break into show business as comedy writers in the 1950s.
22.
Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (1992) as Screenwriter
Based on the original play by Neil Simon, the story traces the attempts of Eugene and Stan Jerome's attempts to break into show business as comedy writers in the 1950s.
23.
Marrying Man, The (1991) as Screenwriter
The romance between a Hollywood playboy and a Las Vegas showgirl in the 1940s.
24.
Biloxi Blues (1988) as Play As Source Material ("Biloxi Blues")
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
25.
Biloxi Blues (1988) as Screenwriter
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
26.
Plaza Suite (1987)
An adaptation for television of Neil Simon's comedy about three different couples who occupy the same suite in New York's Plaza Hotel. Carol Burnett portrays the female lead in all three segments of the play, each of whom spars in her own distinctively humorous way with one of a trio of wayward men.
27.
Plaza Suite (1987) as Screenwriter
An adaptation for television of Neil Simon's comedy about three different couples who occupy the same suite in New York's Plaza Hotel. Carol Burnett portrays the female lead in all three segments of the play, each of whom spars in her own distinctively humorous way with one of a trio of wayward men.
28.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) as Play As Source Material ("Brighton Beach Memoirs")
Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, Fyvush Finkel, Brian Drillinger, Stacey Glick. This first entry in Neil Simon's heavily autographical stage series (which continued with "Biloxi Blues," "Broadway Bound," and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor") gets the film treatment from veteran stage and screen director Gene Saks (who won a Tony for directing the show on Broadway). The story has Simon's teenaged alter ego, Eugene Jerome, obsessing over sex and baseball while living with his extended family in 1930s-era Brighton Beach, New York.
29.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) as Screenwriter
Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, Fyvush Finkel, Brian Drillinger, Stacey Glick. This first entry in Neil Simon's heavily autographical stage series (which continued with "Biloxi Blues," "Broadway Bound," and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor") gets the film treatment from veteran stage and screen director Gene Saks (who won a Tony for directing the show on Broadway). The story has Simon's teenaged alter ego, Eugene Jerome, obsessing over sex and baseball while living with his extended family in 1930s-era Brighton Beach, New York.
30.
Slugger's Wife, The (1985) as Screenwriter
When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself b
31.
Lonely Guy, The (1984) as Adaptation
When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.
32.
Max Dugan Returns (1983) as Screenwriter
Max Dugan is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Norma McPhee. Struggling to raise her restless son Michael on her own, Norma is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick sche
33.
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) as Play As Source Material ("I Ought To Be In Pictures")
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.
34.
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) as Screenwriter
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.
35.
Only When I Laugh (1981) as Play As Source Material ("The Gingerbread Lady")
An alcoholic actress fights to come back while trying to raise her teen daughter.
36.
Only When I Laugh (1981) as Screenwriter
An alcoholic actress fights to come back while trying to raise her teen daughter.
37.
Seems Like Old Times (1980) as Screenwriter
A liberal lady lawyer tries to hide her ex-husband when he's wrongly accused of bank robbery.
38.
Chapter Two (1979) as Play As Source Material ("Chapter Two")
A widower risks his heart when he's drawn to a young actress.
39.
Chapter Two (1979) as Screenwriter
A widower risks his heart when he's drawn to a young actress.
40.
California Suite (1978) as Play As Source Material ("Califiornia Suite")
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
41.
The Cheap Detective (1978) as Screenwriter
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
42.
California Suite (1978) as Screenwriter
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
43.
The Goodbye Girl (1977) as Screenwriter
A dancer discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor.
44.
Murder By Death (1976) as Screenwriter
A criminal madman invites the world's greatest detectives for a night of dinner and murder.
45.
The Sunshine Boys (1975) as Play As Source Material ("The Sunshine Boys")
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback.
46.
The Sunshine Boys (1975) as Screenwriter
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback.
47.
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (1974) as Play As Source Material ("The Prisoner Of Second Avenue")
A suddenly unemployed executive and his understanding wife must adapt to their new life.
48.
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (1974) as Screenwriter
A suddenly unemployed executive and his understanding wife must adapt to their new life.
49.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) as Screenwriter
A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and difficult than he could have imagined.
50.
The Heartbreak Kid (1972) as Screenwriter
Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on.
51.
Plaza Suite (1971) as Screenwriter
A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles.
52.
The Out-of-Towners (1970) as Screenwriter
A man's New York job interview turns into a non-stop nightmare.
53.
The Odd Couple (1968) as Screenwriter
A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
54.
Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Screenwriter
A free-thinking bride and her conservative groom have trouble adjusting to married life.
55.
After the Fox (1966) as Screenwriter
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.
56.
After the Fox (1966) as Story
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.

Producer (feature film)

57.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Executive Producer
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
58.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) as Executive Producer
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
59.
Neil Simon's Odd Couple II (1998) as Producer
Seventeen years after living together, sportswriter and incurable slob Oscar Madison and the obsessively neat Felix Ungar meet once again when Felix's daughter decides to marry Oscar's son. Meeting a LAX, they head out together to the desert community where the wedding will take place until Oscar loses the map, prompting Felix to whine, Oscar to complain, and both to get on each other's nerves.
60.
Marrying Man, The (1991) as Executive Producer
The romance between a Hollywood playboy and a Las Vegas showgirl in the 1940s.
61.
Max Dugan Returns (1983) as Producer
Max Dugan is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Norma McPhee. Struggling to raise her restless son Michael on her own, Norma is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick sche
62.
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) as Producer
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.
63.
Only When I Laugh (1981) as Producer
An alcoholic actress fights to come back while trying to raise her teen daughter.
64.
Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Associate Producer
A free-thinking bride and her conservative groom have trouble adjusting to married life.

Cast (special)

65.
Intimate Portrait: Doris Roberts (2002) as Interviewee
Portrait of actress Doris Roberts.
66.
Hail Sid Caesar!: The Golden Age of Comedy (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary that celebrates the comic genius of the performers and writers behind the historic television series "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." The program is a mix of interviews, archival footage and highlights of classic sketches. The documentary tracks how Sid Caesar put together the "
67.
Burt Bacharach (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of songwriter Burt Bacharach.
68.
Jackie Gleason: The Great One (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason.
69.
Matthew Broderick (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Matthew Broderick.
70.
Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary on the life and career of actress Marsha Mason.
71.
Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Alan Alda.
72.
Urban Heartlands: Neil Simon's New York City (1996) as Host
Playwright Neil Simon talks about his bittersweet memories of life in Manhattan and his relationship with the city.
73.
Jack Lemmon (1996)
Documentary examination of the life and career of actor Jack Lemmon. Features sequences from his films and the recollections of his peers.
74.
Caesar's Writers (1996)
Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner, stars of 1950s television series, "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour," reminisce with some of the shows' writers. The event was sponsored by the Writers Guild of America.
75.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1995) as Honoree
Presentation of the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1995 honorees are dancer Jacques D'Amboise, singer Marilyn Horne, guitarist B B King, actor Sidney Poitier, and playwright Neil Simon.
76.
Street Scenes: New York on Film (1992)
A documentary exploring the appeal and impact of New York City on filmmaking. Intertwines scenes from famous New York movies with interviews.
77.
Music Center 25th Anniversary, The (1990)
A variety special commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Music Center and presenting the first Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards.
78.
Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (1990)
A documentary profile of director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Includes clips from his films and television specials as well as interviews with Fosse, remembrances from his friends, and commentary by Gwen Verdon. A "Dance in America" presentation, broadcast as part of "Great Performances."
79.
World of Jewish Humor, The (1990)
A documentary tracing the evolution of Jewish humor from New York's turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to the present.
80.
3rd Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1989)
A live presentation of the third annual American Comedy Awards honoring top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment. Included is a showcase of new comedy stars as well as some of America's top comedians. Neil Simon is the recipient of the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award.
81.
Neil Simon: Not Just For Laughs (1989)
A documentary on the life and work of playwright Neil Simon. Friends and associates as well as the writer himself are interviewed.
82.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's World of Comedy (1976)
Music and comedy sketches with Bob Hope and friends.

Writer (special)

83.
Plaza Suite (1982) as Play As Source Material ("Plaza Suite")
Three self-contained stories set at the Plaza Hotel in New York City are presented in this live stage production of Neil Simon's 1968 Broadway play. The first, "A Visitor from Mamaroneck," deals with a married couple who return to the hotel to celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary. In the secon
84.
Barefoot in the Park (1982) as Play As Source Material ("Barefoot In The Park")
A television adaptation of the Neil Simon play about the trials and tribulations of a young newlywed couple struggling to make a life for themselves in New York City.
85.
Barefoot in the Park (1982) as Writer
A television adaptation of the Neil Simon play about the trials and tribulations of a young newlywed couple struggling to make a life for themselves in New York City.
86.
Sunshine Boys, The (1977) as Writer
The misadventures of Willie Clark and Al Lewis, two retired vaudeville comics who share an apartment and struggle to get along with each other.
87.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Writer
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
88.
Happy Endings (1975) as Writer ("Big Joe And Kansas" (Segment 2))
Four comical views of contemporary American life.
89.
Trouble With People, The (1972) as Writer
The overall title for five short sketches by Neil Simon. 1: "The Greasy Diner." The story of a couple who enter a diner, take one look around, then wish they had never entered. 2: "The Man Who Got a Ticket." The story of a driver who is issued 369 summonses by a confused computer. 3: "The Night Visi
90.
Holiday in Las Vegas (1957) as Writer
A musical revue from the new (1957) entertainment capital of America, Las Vegas, Nevada.
91.
Paris in the Springtime (1956) as Writer
The story, set in Paris, relates the romantic misadventures of a tap dancer (Steven) who becomes involved with two women: Josie, his former partner, now a nightclub dancer, and Jeannie, the manager of a theatre group.
92.
Marco Polo (1956) as Writer
A musical chronicle of Marco Polo, the thirteenth-century Venetian traveler, as he journeys from land to land as an emissary of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.
93.
Great Waltz, The (1955) as Writer
Based on Moss Hart's operetta, Johann Strauss Jr. attempts to overcome the machinations of his father, jealous of his son's ability to compose waltzes.
94.
Chocolate Soldier, The (1955) as Writer
A comic opera based on George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play "Arms and the Man." When he discovers that his cook-wagon is in the direct line of fire, Captain Bumerli, a cowardly Swiss Army pastry chef who carries chocolate in his holsters instead of pistols, flees the battlefield. In an attempt to avoid
95.
Dearest Enemy (1955) as Writer
A televised adaptation of the Rodgers and Hart musical about a group of American Revolutionary women who helped the Continental Army by making ammunition (while pretending to put up preserves).
96.
Naughty Marietta (1955) as Writer
Seeking to avoid an unwanted, prearranged marriage, Marietta D'Altena, an Italian Countess, stows away aboard a ship bound for New Orleans. Before reaching her destination, the ship is seized by pirates. She is rescued by Dick Warrington, an American captain with whom she falls in love. Being cont
97.
Connecticut Yankee, A (1955) as Writer
The story of Martin Barret, a Connecticut man who, after suffering a head injury, is propelled back in time -- to sixth-century England and the court of King Arthur. His experiences, as he incorporates his knowledge of the twentieth century in a primitive time, is the focal point of the story. An ad
98.
Desert Song, The (1955) as Writer
The story, set in French Morocco, relates the exploits of Pierre Birbeau, the son of the Governor who is secretly the Red Shadow, a Robin Hood of the Sahara, and his efforts to win the heart of Margot Bonvalet, a woman he loves but who is engaged to another man.
99.
Babes in Toyland (1954) as Writer
During the Christmas season a young girl (Joan) becomes lost in a department store. She finds comfort from a Santa Claus who tells her the story of an imaginary land where storybook characters come to life. As the girl dreams, the viewer is transported to Toyland where the adventures of Tommy Tucker
100.
Best Foot Forward (1954) as Writer
The story of a fading movie star (Gale Joy) who accompanies a student (Bud Hooper) to his Junior Prom--and the complications that ensue when she is recognized at the dance, stripped practically naked by souvenir-seeking students, and takes refuge in the men's dormitory--a situation that threatens th

Producer (special)

101.
Trouble With People, The (1972) as Executive Producer
The overall title for five short sketches by Neil Simon. 1: "The Greasy Diner." The story of a couple who enter a diner, take one look around, then wish they had never entered. 2: "The Man Who Got a Ticket." The story of a driver who is issued 369 summonses by a confused computer. 3: "The Night Visi

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

102.
Minotaur (1996) as Driver (Usa)

Cast (short)

103.
The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress at Work and Play (1975)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at child actress Quinn Cummings on the set of the movie "The Goodbye Girl" (1977).

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