William Goldman biography

William Goldman

Novelist, Film writer

1931 –

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Who is William Goldman?

William Goldman is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and again for All the President's Men, about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford.

His other notable works include his thriller novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film.

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Born
Aug 12, 1931
Highland Park
Also known as
  • S. Morgenstern
  • Simon Morgenstern
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Oberlin College
Lived in
  • Highland Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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