At the age of 91 years died an American writer Neil Simon. He died in new York hospital from complications of pneumonia, BBC reports.
Simon was one of the most successful playwrights of the American theatre of the second half of the twentieth century. He wrote more than 30 plays and the libretto for the musicals. It was four times awarded the theatrical award “Tony” for the play “the Odd couple,” “Biloxi Blues” and “Lost in Yonkers”. The latter also earned him the Pulitzer prize.
The works of Simon was shot a number of films. His plays formed the basis of the script for the film “Murder by death” (1976), “goodbye, darling” (1977), “Cheap detective” (1978).
“His name was synonymous with Comedy, Broadway and commercial success in the theater for decades,” said Simon, the actress Elaine Paige. Also this writer was called “the American Shakespeare”.
We will remind, on August 14, died the children’s writer Eduard Uspensky, who created such famous characters as Crocodile Gena, Cheburashka and the cat Matroskin, Uncle Fyodor, postman Pechkin, dog Ball brothers Balls.