Campus News

Alumnus William Goldman '52 Dies

November 20, 2018

Communications Staff

William Goldman
Photo credit: Provided by Oberlin College Archives.

Acclaimed screenwriter and novelist William Goldman '52 died on Friday, November 16, 2018, in New York City. He was 87.

At Oberlin, Goldman was the fiction editor of a literary magazine and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. He went on to graduate school at Columbia University and eventually pursued a career as a writer. He received Academy Awards for his screenplays of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men.

Read his obituary in the New York Times.

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