Gary David Goldberg

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  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: June 22, 2013
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Producer
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  • Received a basketball scholarship to Brandeis University, but dropped out of school. By the time he graduated college at San Diego State University, he was 31 years old.
  • Met his wife in 1969; eventually they set off for 14 months of globetrotting with a dog named Ubu, which later became the name of his production company. They didn't marry until 1990.
  • Once lived with his future wife and dog in a cave in Greece.
  • Starred in the 1972 Israeli TV series The Adventures of Scooterman, which helped teach children language arts. 
  • Steven and Elyse Keaton, the parents in his series Family Ties (1982-89), were based on him and his wife.
  • Originally wanted Matthew Broderick for the role of Alex Keaton on Family Ties, but the casting director pestered him until he finally agreed to hire Michael J. Fox.
  • In 2008, published his memoir, Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went From Brooklyn to Hollywood With the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1998, Writers Guild Awards — The Valentine Davies Award: Winner
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Shana Goldberg-Meehan — Daughter
  • Anne Prossman Goldberg — Mother
  • George Goldberg — Father
  • Diana Meehan — Wife
  • Stanley Goldberg — Brother
  • Cailin Goldberg-Meehan — Daughter

College

  • Attended Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States; Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, United States; San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States (BA, 1975)

Details

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: June 22, 2013
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Producer

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