Aug 27 2018
At the end of his life, he was married to his fourth wife, Elaine Joyce, an actress to whom he was married in 1999.
Simon served in the military and then worked with his older brother Danny on producing jokes for television and radio scripts. His plays included Come Blow Your Horn, Barefoot in the Park, and, perhaps most famously, The Odd Couple.
He also wrote screenplays, among them After the Fox, The Out-of-Towners, The Heartbreak Kid, and Murder by Death. "Plaza Suite." "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers". Most were box office hits.
Actors and directors mourned Simon with online tributes.
In 1983, he had a Broadway theater named after him when the Alvin was rechristened the Neil Simon Theatre. He was a staple of amateur productions, earning him a fortune in royalties. There was delicious slapstick, to be sure: The poker players chasing after the disconsolate, newly divorced Felix to make sure he didn't harm himself.
Simon said he misjudged the work. "Lost in Yonkers" ran for 19 months (one of the longest runs of a nonmusical in the history of Chicago theater) and doubled its investors' money. "Laughter on the 23rd Floor".
Hawaii residents on alert as Hurricane Lane gathers strength
State and County Emergency Management Agency officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date and prepare for Hurricane Lane. The hurricane threat has forced residents to scramble to stock up on essential items such as water, toilet paper and ramen.
Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos
Papadopoulos' attorneys, Thomas Breen and Robert Stanley, have until August 31 to file a sentencing recommendation of their own. Papadopoulos never signed a formal cooperation agreement, and no promise was made to recommend a break on a sentencing.
White House says Turkish sanctions 'regrettable'
US equities rose on hopes that Beijing and Washington may resolve a conflict that has roiled financial markets since early March. In response, Erdogan launched a boycott of U.S. electrical products and sharply raised tariffs on other USA imports.
Evans said he gave Simon a kidney in 2004. "He was a titan".
His commercial success was not always accompanied by acclaim, with some critics discounting his plays as lighter fare and others saying that they steered away from weighty political and social issues. "The theater has lost a brilliantly amusing, unthinkably wonderful writer and even after all this time I feel I have lost a mentor, a father figure, a deep influence in my life and work". But what many people missed in Simon's gift was his singular understanding of the complex relationship between art and personal truth.
Much of his work centered on the everyday struggles of the middle-classes, which he used to explore what he called "domestic wars" and inter-family conflict. It was to have run in repertory with Simon's "Broadway Bound", which was also canceled.
"Barefoot in the Park", about a bickering couple inspired by his first marriage, and "The Odd Couple" that followed, were credited with capturing the zeitgeist of the 1960s. No single play was more influential on the genre that became widely known as situation comedy.
Simon was called "not just a show business success but an institution" by one NY critic.
He chronicled life as it was lived in the challenging mid-decades of the 20th century with the accuracy of the most careful but hardly uninvolved observer, especially celebrating the Jewish-American sense of humor and its capacity to push on through unimaginable suffering.
Simon had a rare stumble in the fall of 2009, when a Broadway revival of his "Brighton Beach Memoirs" closed abruptly after only nine performances because of poor ticket sales.
Aug 27 2018
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity
In addition to the two counts of violating campaign finance laws, Cohen also has pled guilty to six counts of fraud. An attorney for Cohen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Aug 25 2018
Chelsea boss Sarri confident of Hazard commitment, but Loftus-Cheek...?
It's not so easy in this period because we play only once a week. It's up to him [whether or not he is happy to stay], I think. We can speak again with his situation but only in December'.
Aug 23 2018
Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. More watches and even warnings could be necessary for additional islands as the storm moves closer in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Aug 22 2018
India thrash England in 3rd Test: Here're the records broken
"A tough time there", Kohli said in the post-match presentation after the 203-run win over the home team. Instead, there was free admission.
Aug 20 2018
Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' that offered Omarosa 'hush money'?
Trump admitted he wasn't the one who came up with the concept, but did say it would be "the highest rated show on television". That's according to a person with direct knowledge of what Manigault Newman has described as a multimedia "treasure trove".
Aug 18 2018
Aretha Franklin's pastor speaks of her passing
Franklin's music also helped serve as a springboard for a number of young guitarists who later became legends themselves. Over the course of her career she won 18 Grammy Awards , including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
Aug 15 2018
Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' United States electronic goods
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures prior to delivering a speech in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The lack of interest-rate action has coincided with a marked worsening of Turkey's relations with the US.
Aug 14 2018
Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary
A defined security area will be established around downtown that will include security checkpoints limiting access to pedestrians. Later, a woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured.
Aug 13 2018
Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in global rescue operation
Michael Milstein with NOAA Fisheries says experts plan to do a health assessment of the young whale if conditions allow. Tahlequah is not carrying that calf's body all by herself - members of her family have been helping her with her vigil.
Aug 13 2018
Pentagon Space Force plan at a glance
That said, Congress doesn't appear to share Trump's and Pence's enthusiasm for a Space Force. A full-fledged space force would cost significantly more , but no one knows how much yet.
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Aug 19 2018The New Yorker pays tribute to Aretha Franklin
Aug 18 2018New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
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