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James Goldman

James Adolf Goldman
Born (1927-06-30)June 30, 1927
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 28, 1998(1998-10-28) (aged 71)
New York City, New York
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
  • 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 screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman.


  • Biography 1
  • Plays 2
  • Broadway libretti 3
  • Screenplays 4
  • Television 5
  • Novels 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Born to a Jewish family[1] in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up primarily in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He is most noted as the author of The Lion in Winter, for which he received an Academy Award, and as the author of the book for the Broadway musical Follies.

Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, where he had lived for many years.


Broadway libretti




  • Myself as Witness
  • Waldorf
  • The Man From Greek and Roman
  • Fulton County


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

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