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Robert A. Goldston

Date of passing: 
September 23, 2017

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Robert A. Goldston was a producer best known for his work on the 1966 film Georgy Girl, starring Lynn Redgrave as the title character, a young woman traversing London during the swinging sixties.

Goldston also worked on the films The Iceman Cometh, A Delicate Balance, Runaway Train and The Bell Jar.

Other credits included the 1987 HBO telefilm Mandela, starring Danny Glover in the title role of South Africa’s first black president. Glover was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special.

Goldston got his start in entertainment working at Screen Gems/Columbia before transitioning to WNTA, the forerunner to WNET. There, as president of NTA Productions, he was involved in the Play of the Week television series, broadcasting 67 Broadway-style productions of plays during his tenure, including works written by Eugene O’Neill, John Steinbeck, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov and Sean O’Casey and produced or directed by Sidney Lumet, David Susskind, Peter Hall and Harold Clurman.

Goldston died September 23, 2017, in New York City. He was 88.

Robert A. Goldston was a producer best known for his work on the 1966 film Georgy Girl, starring Lynn Redgrave as the title character, a young woman traversing London during the swinging sixties.

Goldston also worked on the films The Iceman Cometh, A Delicate Balance, Runaway Train and The Bell Jar.

Other credits included the 1987 HBO telefilm Mandela, starring Danny Glover in the title role of South Africa’s first black president. Glover was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special.

Goldston got his start in entertainment working at Screen Gems/Columbia before transitioning to WNTA, the forerunner to WNET. There, as president of NTA Productions, he was involved in the Play of the Week television series, broadcasting 67 Broadway-style productions of plays during his tenure, including works written by Eugene O’Neill, John Steinbeck, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov and Sean O’Casey and produced or directed by Sidney Lumet, David Susskind, Peter Hall and Harold Clurman.

Goldston died September 23, 2017, in New York City. He was 88.

 

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