“If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.”
– Neil Simon
About Neil Simon
Neil Simon, the Tony award–winning American playwright, is known for his humorous plays including The Odd Couple and Chapter Two. He was born in 1927 in New York City. With his brother Danny, he wrote for the seminal Your Show of Shows. Critical success came with the autobiographical trilogy: Brighton Beach Memoirs, about his childhood, Biloxi Blues, about his stint in the army, and Broadway Bound, about his early days in TV. He has also written several successful screenplays, for which he has recieved four Academy Award nominations.