James Goldman
Born
James Adolf Goldman[citation needed]

(1927-06-30)June 30, 1927
DiedOctober 28, 1998(1998-10-28) (aged 71)
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)
  • Marie McKeon (1962‑1972; divorced; 2 children: Matthew and Julia Noël)
  • Barbara Goldman (1975‑1998; his death)

James Goldman (June 30, 1927 – October 28, 1998) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay The Lion in Winter (1968). His younger brother was novelist and screenwriter William Goldman.

Biography

The first son of a Jewish family[1] in Chicago, Illinois, Goldman grew up primarily in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He is most noted as the author of the screenplay for The Lion in Winter (1968), for which he received an Academy Award. He also wrote the 'book' for the Broadway musical Follies (1971), which was nominated for a Tony Award.

Goldman died in 1998 from a heart attack in New York City. He had lived there for many years.

Works

Plays

Screenplays

Television

Novels

References

  1. ^ Erens, Patricia (1998). The Jew in American Cinema. Indiana University Press. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-253-20493-6.
  2. ^ a b The New York Times: "They Might Be Giants"