James Goldman (June 30, 1929 – October 28, 1998) was an American playwright and screenwriter, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up primarily in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He is most noted as the author of The Lion in Winter and author of the book of Follies.
Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, where he had lived for many years.
- Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole - 1961
- The Lion in Winter - 1966, revived 1999
- The Lion in Summer - 1967
- A Family Affair - 1962 (book; lyrics were by William Goldman, music by John Kander)
- Follies - 1971, revived 2001 (book; lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim) - Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical
- Follies in Concert - 1986
- They Might Be Giants - 1961, London
- Oliver Twist - 1982
- Anna Karenina - 1985
- Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna - 1986
- The Lion in Winter - 2003 based on 1968 screenplay
- The Lion in Winter - 1968
- They Might Be Giants - 1971
- Nicholas and Alexandra - 1971
- Robin and Marian - 1976
- White Nights - 1985
- Evening Primrose - 1966: book; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
- Myself as Witness
- The Man From Greek and Roman
- Fulton County