Los Angeles, July 27 – Bo Goldman, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter, who co-wrote ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975) and ‘Melvin and Howard’ (1980), died in Helendale, California. He was 90.
Director Todd Subject, his son-in-law, confirmed the dying, however didn’t give a trigger, stories ‘Deadline’.
Goldman’s profession took off when director Milos Forman learn his first screenplay and invited him to adapt Ken Kesey’s ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ novel for movie.
The ensuing script shared screenwriting credit score with Lawrence Hauben and received the Oscar for Greatest Screenplay Tailored from Different Materials. The movie was additionally named Greatest Image, and earned Oscars for Forman, lead actor Jack Nicholson, and Louise Fletcher, who performed Nurse Ratched.
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As per ‘Deadline’, in 1980, ‘Melvin and Howard’ received Goldman his second Oscar, this time for Greatest Screenplay Written Immediately for the Display. Goldman later labored with director Martin Brest on two different acclaimed movies, ‘Scent of a Lady’ (1992) and ‘Meet Joe Black’ (1998).
Born in New York Metropolis, Goldman attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton, the place he earned a bachelor’s diploma in 1953. Whereas writing for the school newspaper as Bob Goldman, a typesetter unintentionally left off the second “b” in his identify. Goldman favored the error a lot he later legally modified his identify to Bo.
Three years within the Military adopted school, and he then turned an assistant to Jule Styne, the composer. He earned a Broadway credit score in 1959 as one of many lyricists for ‘First Impressions’, a musical primarily based on Jane Austen’s ‘Satisfaction and Prejudice’ that Styne’s firm produced.
‘Deadline’ additional states that he continued working in tv, however discovered sustained success elusive.
Goldman used the late Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies to jot down his first screenplay, ‘Shoot the Moon’, primarily based on his observations of his contemporaries’ marriages in disaster. Forman learn it and that led to the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ project.
Goldman’s different screenwriting credit embrace ‘The Flamingo Child’ (1984), ‘Little Nikita’ (1988), and ‘Metropolis Corridor’ (1996).
Goldman is survived by son Justin Ashforth; 4 daughters, Mia Goldman, Amy Goldman, Diana Rathbun and Serena Rathbun; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His spouse and one other son predeceased him. No memorial plans have been revealed.