Neil Simon

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents



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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on a deal he negotiated for his clients Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin for the Neil Simon play, "Go Blow Your Horn"

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows /Caesar's Hour writer Neil Simon (and Simon's later play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor")

Norman Lear with Emerson College

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Norman Lear on the writing teams on early television and early writing staffs

Bill Dana

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Bill Dana on how "Jose Jimenez" became an astronaut, based on a comment by Neil Simon

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on the pilot The Sunshine Boys

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the talents of Neil Simon, who had Carl Reiner voice his ideas in the writer's room of Caesar's Hour

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on being fired from a Neil Simon play by Simon himself

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on his first appearance in the Broadway play of The Odd Couple - replacing Walter Matthau and meeting Neil Simon
Jack Klugman on not wanting the TV version of The Odd Couple

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on the challenges of working all day and night in the days of live television during his time on The Martha Raye Show, and on working with Neil Simon

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on creator Neil Simon's non-involvement in The Odd Couple series

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on appearing in Neil Simon's play "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Edgar J. Scherick

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Edgar Scherick on developing the film The Heartbreak Kid

Cybill Shepherd

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Cybill Shepherd on Neil Simon, writer of The Heartbreak Kid

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on acting in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys"

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on working with Neil Simon and Mike Nichols in the play "Barefoot in the Park"

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on Danny and Neil Simon writing for Your Show of Shows

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on working with Neil Simon

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