American playwright Neil Simon, 37, is photographed in front of his typewriter in 1964 in New York. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)

American playwright Neil Simon, 37, is photographed in front of his typewriter in 1964 in New York. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

In the second half of the 20th century, he was America’s most successful and prolific playwright.

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