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Πέθανε σε ηλικία 91 ετών ο Αμερικανός θεατρικός συγγραφέας Νιλ Σάιμον.

 

Σύμφωνα με τον Μπιλ Εβανς, επί πολλά έτη φίλο του Σάιμον, ο διάσημος συγγραφέας απεβίωσε νωρίς το πρωί της Κυριακής σε νοσοκομείο του Μανχάταν, ύστερα από επιπλοκές που του προκέλεσε η πνευμονία.

 

Ο Σάιμον υπήρξε ένας εκ των πλέον επιτυχημένων και προβεβλημένων θεατρικών συγγραφέων στο δεύτερο μισό του 20ου αιώνα.

 

Βραβεύτηκε με τέσσερα βραβεία Tonys, με ένα Πούλιτζερ και με το βραβείο «Mark Twain».

 

Ανάμεσα στα έργα του, τα The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, The Sunshine Boys, Brighton Beach Memoirs και Biloxi Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 Τα έργα του και οι βραβεύσεις του από το Wikipedia

 

ΒΡΑΒΕΙΑ
1954 Emmy Award for Your Show of Shows
1959 Emmy Award for The Phil Silvers Show
1965 Tony Award for Best Author – The Odd Couple
1967 Evening Standard Award – Barefoot in the Park
1968 Sam S. Shubert Award – Sweet Charity
1969 Writers Guild of America Award The Odd Couple
1970 Writers Guild of America Award The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
1971 Writers Guild of America Award The Out-of-Towners
1972 Writers Guild of America Award The Trouble With People
1972 Cue Entertainer of the Year Award
1975 Special Tony Award for contribution to theatre
1975 Writers Guild of America Award The Goodbye Girl
1978 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay – The Goodbye Girl
1979 Writers Guild of America Award Screen Laurel Award
1981 Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University
1983 American Theatre Hall of Fame
1983 New York Drama Critics Circle Award – Brighton Beach Memoirs
1983 Outer Critics Circle Award – Brighton Beach Memoirs
1985 Tony Award for Best Play – Biloxi Blues
1986 New York State Governor's Award
1989 American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement
1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play – Lost in Yonkers
1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – Lost in Yonkers
1991 Tony Award for Best Play – Lost in Yonkers
1995 Kennedy Center Honoree
1996 Helmerich Award, the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.
1996 William Inge Theatre Festival Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater
2006 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

 

ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΑ ΕΡΓΑ
Come Blow Your Horn (1961)
Little Me (1962)
Barefoot in the Park (1963)
The Odd Couple (1965)
Sweet Charity (1966)
The Star-Spangled Girl (1966)
Plaza Suite (1968)
Promises, Promises (1968)
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969)
The Gingerbread Lady (1970)
Star Spangled Girl (1971)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971)
The Sunshine Boys (1972)
The Good Doctor (1973)
God's Favorite (1974)
California Suite (1976)
Chapter Two (1977)
They're Playing Our Song (1979)
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1980)
Fools (1981)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983)
Biloxi Blues (1985)
Broadway Bound (1986)
Rumors (1988)
Lost in Yonkers (1991)
Jake's Women (1992)
The Goodbye Girl (1993)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993)
London Suite (1995)
Proposals (1997)
The Dinner Party (2000)
45 Seconds from Broadway (2001)
Rose's Dilemma (2003)
As well as the plays above, Simon has twice rewritten or updated his 1965 play The Odd Couple, both of which versions have run under new titles. These new versions are The Female Odd Couple (1985), and Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple (2004).

 

ΣΕΝΑΡΙΑ
After the Fox (with Cesare Zavattini) (1966)
Barefoot in the Park (1967) †
The Odd Couple (1968) †
Sweet Charity (1969) †
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
Plaza Suite (1971) †
Star Spangled Girl (1971) †
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) †
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) †
The Sunshine Boys (1975) †
Murder by Death (1976)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
The Cheap Detective (1978)
California Suite (1978) †
Chapter Two (1979) †
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Only When I Laugh (1981) ‡
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) †
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
The Lonely Guy (1984) (adaptation only; screenplay by Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels)
The Slugger's Wife (1985)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) †
Biloxi Blues (1988) †
The Marrying Man (1991)
Lost in Yonkers (1993) †
The Odd Couple II (1998)

† Screenplay by Simon, based on his play of the same name.
‡ Screenplay by Simon, loosely adapted from his 1970 play The Gingerbread Lady

 

ΤΗΛΕΟΡΑΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΛΕΟΠΤΙΚΕΣ ΣΕΙΡΕΣ

The Garry Moore Show (1950)
Your Show of Shows (1950–54)
Caesar's Hour (1954–57)
Stanley (1956)
The Phil Silvers Show (1958–59)
Kibbee Hates Fitch (1965)[23] (pilot for a never-made series; this episode by Simon aired once on CBS on August 2, 1965)
Movies made for television
The following made-for-TV movies were all written solely by Simon, and all based on his earlier plays:

The Good Doctor (1978)
Plaza Suite (1987)
Broadway Bound (1993)
The Sunshine Boys (1995)
Jake's Women (1996)
London Suite (1996)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)
The Goodbye Girl (2004)