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Bo Goldman

10 September 1932 to 25 July 2023

An American writer, who won multiple awards and nominations across an esteemed career. Bo Goldman’s second ever film script, and the first to be produced, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), won him an Oscar, a Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Golden Globe awards, as well as a BAFTA nomination (all shared with Lawrence Hauben). He won his second Oscar and WGA award for Melvin and Howard (1980), with Scent of a Woman (1992) earning him BAFTA, Oscar and WGA nominations and a Golden Globe win. Other notable films included The Rose (1979), Shoot the Moon (1982), Little Nikita (1988), City Hall (1996) and Meet Joe Black (1998). He also contributed uncredited work to several other films, including Ragtime (1981), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Dick Tracy (1990) and The Perfect Storm (2000). Before his film writing success, Goldman started in US television, writing and editing scripts and associate producing Playhouse 90 (1958-1959).

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