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Cool Runnings writer, Michael Goldberg, dies aged 55

Some very sad news: screenwriter Michael Goldberg has died, at the age of 55.

Some really sad news. Screenwriter and producer Michael Goldberg has died, from the brain and sinus cancer that he'd been battling for over a year. He was 55 years old.

Goldberg's list of credits include the screenplay to Little Giants, Bushwhacked and Snow Dogs. He also wrote and directed The Lovemaster back in 1997. Yet it's Cool Runnings that's likely to be the project of his closest to many of our hearts. The 1993 comedy remains a firm, witty favourite, and the script - which Goldberg co-wrote with Lynn Siefert and Tommy Swerdlow - was his first work to make it to the big screen.

Rest in peace Mr Goldberg. 55 is no age. And thank you for the chuckles.

Movies News Simon Brew 6 Oct 2014 - 06:30
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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55

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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55
The writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for Cool Runnings died on October 2 following a long battle with brain and sinus cancer. He was 55.

Aside from the 1993 comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, Goldberg’s writing credits include Should’ve Been Romeo with Paul Ben-Victor; Little Giants starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; Bushwhacked with Daniel Stern; Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr; The Lovemaster starring comedian Craig Shoemaker, which Goldberg also directed; and television series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off-Broadway plays and regional productions. He received an Mfa from the University Of Michigan and a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

He is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi. Additional surviving family include former wife Karen Ray and siblings Francine Lean, Jodi Whitten and Gary Lean. Goldberg is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Michael Goldberg, 1959-2014

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Michael Goldberg, 1959-2014
The writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for Cool Runnings died on October 2 following a long battle with brain and sinus cancer. He was 55.

Aside from the 1993 comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, Goldberg’s writing credits include Should’ve Been Romeo with Paul Ben-Victor; Little Giants starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; Bushwhacked with Daniel Stern; Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr; The Lovemaster starring comedian Craig Shoemaker, which Goldberg also directed; and television series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off-Broadway plays and regional productions. He received an Mfa from the University Of Michigan and a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

He is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi. Additional surviving family include former wife Karen Ray and siblings Francine Lean, Jodi Whitten and Gary Lean. Goldberg is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Michael Goldberg, 'Cool Runnings' Screenwriter, Dies At 55

Michael Goldberg, who co-wrote 1993 hit Cool Runnings, died in California on Thursday, Oct. 2. He was 55.

Michael Goldberg Dies

Goldberg had been battling brain and sinus cancer for 14 years. He passed away in Studio City, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to Cool Runnings, Goldberg penned screenplays for children’s football flick Little Giants, Cuba Gooding Jr. vehicle Snow Dogs, Bushwacked, Should’ve Been Romeo and The Lovemaster, which he also directed. He also had writing credits for TV series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg took his acting and directing talents to a number of off-Broadway productions and regional plays.

The Hollywood veteran had received an Mfa from the University of Michigan and went on to receive a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

Goldberg is survived by his daughter, Kayla; parents Dorothy and George Lean; and siblings Mark, Randi, Francine, Jodi, and Gary.
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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55

Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55
Michael Goldberg has passed away after a 14-year battle with cancer, aged 55.

The writer, director and producer was best known for penning the script to 1993's Cool Runnings, the comedy about Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg lost his battle with brain and sinus cancer on October 2.

As well as Cool Runnings, he also co-wrote Should've Been Romeo, Little Giants, Bushwhacked, Snow Dogs and The Lovemaster, which he also directed.

As well as writing and directing Hollywood films, he also directed and acted in a number of off-Broadway productions.

Here is the trailer for Cool Runnings:
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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55

Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55
Michael Goldberg has passed away after a 14-year battle with cancer, aged 55.

The writer, director and producer was best known for penning the script to 1993's Cool Runnings, the comedy about Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg lost his battle with brain and sinus cancer on October 2.

As well as Cool Runnings, he also co-wrote Should've Been Romeo, Little Giants, Bushwhacked, Snow Dogs and The Lovemaster, which he also directed.

As well as writing and directing Hollywood films, he also directed and acted in a number of off-Broadway productions.

Here is the trailer for Cool Runnings:
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Michael Goldberg, Who Scripted Jamaican Bobsled Film ‘Cool Runnings,’ Dies at 55

Michael Goldberg, writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for “Cool Runnings,” the comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, died in Studio City, Calif., on October 2, following a battle with brain and sinus cancer that lasted more than a decade. He was 55.

Goldberg’s writing credits include “Should’ve Been Romeo,” with Paul Ben-Victor; “Little Giants,” which starred Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; “Bushwhacked, with Daniel Stern; “Snow Dogs,” with Cuba Gooding Jr.; “The Lovemaster,” with comedian Craig Shoemaker, which he also directed; and the television series “Brutally Normal.”

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off Broadway plays and regional productions.

He received an Mfa from the University of Michigan and then a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

Goldberg is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi, as well as former wife Karen Ray, and siblings Francine Lean,
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