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In this Dec. 29, 1964, file photo american playwright Neil Simon, 37, is photographed in front of his typewriter in New York. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, 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.