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Neil Simon

Playwright (4-Jul-1927 — 26-Aug-2018)


Robert K. Johnson. Neil Simon. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1985. 154pp.

Gary Konas (editor). Neil Simon: A Casebook. New York, NY: Garland Publishing, Inc.. 1997. 242pp.

Susan Koprince. Understanding Neil Simon. University of South Carolina Press. 2002.

Edythe M. McGovern. Not-So-Simple Neil Simon: A Critical Study. Van Nuys, CA: Perivale Press. 1978. 233pp. Republished by Ungar the following year under slightly different title.

Neil Simon. Rewrites: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1996. 397pp.

Neil Simon. The Play Goes On. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1999. 348pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. New York Times Obituary [link]

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.651)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1352)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.950)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.221)

  13. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1296)

  14. Current Biography, 1968 Yearbook (pp.360-62)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.499)

  16. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.464)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.386)

  18. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1311-13)

  19. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.949)

  20. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.508)

  21. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.670)

  22. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.455)

  23. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.401)

  24. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.397)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.13)

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