Neil Simon

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"When I was a kid, I climbed up on a stone ledge to watch an outdoor movie of Charlie Chaplin.  I laughed to hard I fell off, cut my head open and was taken to the doctor, bleeding and laughing.  I was constantly being dragged out of movies for laughing too loud.  Now my idea of the ultimate achievement in an comedy is to make a whole audience fall onto the floor, writhing and laughing so hard that some of them pass out."  Neil Simon, Life, April 9, 1965