Simon in 1974
|Born||Marvin Neil Simon
July 4, 1927
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Playwright, screenwriter, author|
|Alma mater||New York University
University of Denver
|Spouse||Joan Baim (1953â€“1973; her death; 2 children)
Marsha Mason (1973â€“1983; divorced)
Diane Lander (1987â€“1988; divorced), (1990â€“1998; divorced; 1 child)
Elaine Joyce (1999â€“present)
|Notable work(s)||Brighton Beach Memoirs
The Odd Couple
Lost in Yonkers
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1991)|
Nathan Lane always wanted to play Oscar. When he came in the first day, he already knew his lines. He said he'd known them since he was 18.
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far.
Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.
Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.
Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week. The rest doesn't count.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.
Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.
Gee, what a terrific party. Later on we'll get some fluid and embalm each other.
You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.