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Screenwriting in the News 10.6.14

Screenwriter Michael Goldberg Dies at 55

Known for his work on the movie COOL RUNNINGS, screenwriter Michael Goldberg passed away on October 2nd after suffering from brain and sinus cancer. His other work included SNOW DOGS with Cuba Gooding Jr and LITTLE GIANTS starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill.

The 1993 comedy COOL RUNNINGS was loosely based on the 1988 Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. It starred John Candy as the team's coach. Goldberg co-wrote the screenplay with Lynn Siefert and Tommy Swerdlow.

He also enjoyed a career in theatre, acting and directing in numerous off-Broadway and regional productions. Goldberg gained a fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon and a master's degree from the University of Michigan before moving to Hollywood in the late 1980s.

He is survived by daughter Kayla, brother Mark, sister Randi and parents George and Dorothy. The funeral will take place on October 6 in Philadelphia.

A Los Angeles memorial is expected to take place at a later date

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