The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen

The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen

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Inspired by the real life post-divorce experiences of television comedy writer Danny Simon, The Odd Couple has touched multiple generations of fans. Playwright Neil Simon embellished his brother Danny's pseudo-sitcom situation and created an oil-and-water twosome with memorable characters showcasing the foibles of mankind. The original Broadway production enjoyed a run of 964 performances. The story of the cohabitation of Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison translated extremely well to the silver screen, and then in 1970 to television, where it brought weekly laughs and mirth to an even larger audience for five seasons in prime time. This thorough history details The Odd Couple in all its forms over the decades. It provides capsule biographies of the stage, film and television casts and crew, as well as an episode guide and a wealth of little-known information.The nonagenarian, as of this writing, stars in a very popular TV series, Hot in Cleveland, on TV Land, and she was also recently the ... He appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zonea€”a€œI Sing the Body Electrica€ and a€œA World of Difference.

Title:The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen
Author:Bob Leszczak
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-08-06


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