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Neil Simon, Master Playwright, Golden Globe Winner, 1927-2018

Golden Globe winner Neil Simon, iconic playwright and screenwriter, has died, aged 91. One of the most prolific and influential American writers of stage and screen, Simon was nominated for a Golden Globe-Best Screenplay-Motion Picture three times: in 1973, for The Heartbreak Kid (directed by Elaine May); in 1976 for The Sunshine Boys (directed by Herbert Ross), and in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl, which he won. Directed by Herbert Ross, The Goodbye Girl collected four Golden Globes – best screenplay, best actor-comedy of musical, for Richard Dreyfuss, best actress- comedy or musical, Marsha Mason (Simon’s wife at the time) and best motion picture- comedy or musical.