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From the archive: Neil Simon's storied career

Known for his prolific and memorable comedic moments, playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (who died on August 26, 2018) often used his own experiences for comic material, from "Biloxi Blues" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Writing gags for TV, especially Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," would also inspire his play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He talked with correspondent Rita Braver about some of his many Broadway hits, including "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple" and "Sweet Charity," which were adapted for films and TV. She also talked with "Barefoot in the Park" star Robert Redford, and with Richard Dreyfuss, who would win an Oscar for starring in Simon's "The Goodbye Girl." (Originally broadcast on October 29, 2006.)
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