As of March 2015, Neil Simon is still alive but it is unclear if he is still writing plays. His last play, "Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple," was published in 2004. Neil Simon has written over 30 plays, many of which were performed on Broadway.
Marvin Neil Simon was born in New York City on July 4, 1927. His first major play was "Come Blow Your Horn," which was performed on Broadway in 1961. He followed it with "Barefoot in the Park" in 1963 and "The Odd Couple" in 1965. Simon won his first Tony award for "The Odd Couple." Other well-known plays be Neil Simon include "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Broadway Bound" and "Biloxi Blues."