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In this July 2, 1977, file photo, playwright Neil Simon, right, poses for a photo on the set of "The Cheap Detective" with Dom DeLuise. (AP Photo, File)

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Gentle humor was the lifeblood of playwright Neil Simon

When master playwright Neil Simon accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006, he was visibly nervous. But his gentle humor was evident.