Goldman, William, 1931-....

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Dates:
Birth 1931-08-12
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

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William Goldman, screenwriter. Stephen King, author of source material.

From the description of Hearts in Atlantis: typescript, 2001. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122579676

William Goldman is best-know as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He received a BA in 1952 from Oberlin College and an MA from Columbia University in 1956. His first novel "Temple of Gold" was published in 1957. He went on to write several other novels including "Boys and Girls Together" (1964), "The Thing of It Is. . ." (1964); "The Princess Bride" (1974); "Marathon Man" (1975); and "The Color of Light" (1984).

Goldman began writing screenplays in 1965. He has been nominated for several screenwriting awards and has won Oscars for both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1970 and "All The President's Men" in 1977. Other screenplays written by Goldman include "Harper" (1966); "Marathon Man" (1976); "The Princess Bride" (1987); "Misery" (1990); and "Absolute Power" (1997). In 1985 Goldman was the recipient of the Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in screenwriting.

Goldman's nonfiction works include a book about the Broadway theater, "The Season" (1969) one about his beloved sports; "Wait Until Next Year" (1988), with Mike Lupica; "Hype and Glory" (1990) about the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant; and the highly acclaimed "Adventures of the Screen Trade" (1983), his definitive and personal view of Hollywood and the profession. Goldman was a regular columnist for "New York Magazine" between 1990 and 1994 and has written for "Premiere".

From the description of William Goldman papers 1949-1997. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 299029419

BIOGHIST REQUIRED William Goldman is best-know as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He received a BA in 1952 from Oberlin College and an MA from Columbia University in 1956. His first novel "Temple of Gold" was published in 1957. He went on to write several other novels including "Boys and Girls Together" (1964), "The Thing of It Is. . ." (1964); "The Princess Bride" (1974); "Marathon Man" (1975); and "The Color of Light" (1984).

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Goldman began writing screenplays in 1965. He has been nominated for several screenwriting awards and has won Oscars for both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1970 and "All The President's Men" in 1977. Other screenplays written by Goldman include "Harper" (1966); "Marathon Man" (1976); "The Princess Bride" (1987); "Misery" (1990); and "Absolute Power" (1997). In 1985 Goldman was the recipient of the Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in screenwriting.

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Goldman's nonfiction works include a book about the Broadway theater, "The Season" (1969) one about his beloved sports; "Wait Until Next Year" (1988), with Mike Lupica; "Hype and Glory" (1990) about the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant; and the highly acclaimed "Adventures of the Screen Trade" (1983), his definitive and personal view of Hollywood and the profession. Goldman was a regular columnist for "New York Magazine" between 1990 and 1994 and has written for "Premiere".

From the guide to the William Goldman Papers, 1949-1997, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

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  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Novelists--United States
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Novelists
  • Motion picture plays--1991-2000
  • Literature, Modern
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry--United States
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture plays
  • Motion picture authorship

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