The Old Globe Theater honors Neil Simon

BALBOA PARK (KUSI) – One of America’s great playwrights has died.

Neil Simon passed away Sunday in New York at age 91.

Simon wrote more than 50 plays and numerous tv shows.

He started his career as a writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.”

His play “The Odd Couple” was made into a film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, and was later made into a popular TV series with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

One of his most successful plays made into a film was “Barefoot in the Park.”

“Barefoot in the Park” is making a successful run right now at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park and was an inspiration for the Globe’s artistic director Barry Edelstein

Neil Simon, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991, is being honored at the Old Globe….his play “Barefoot in the Park” runs through September 16th.

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