Bill Gold

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Bill Gold
Born(1921-01-03)January 3, 1921
DiedMay 20, 2018(2018-05-20) (aged 97)
Other namesWilliam Gold
OccupationGraphic designer
Years active1941 — 2011

William "Bill" Gold (January 3, 1921 – May 20, 2018) was an American graphic designer best known for thousands of movie poster designs.

His first movie poster was for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1941), and his most recent and final work was for J. Edgar (2011).

During his 70-year career he has worked with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including Laurence Olivier, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, François Truffaut, Ron Howard, Sidney Lumet, Ridley Scott, and Ray Harryhausen.

Among his most famous movie posters are those for Casablanca, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Exorcist, A Clockwork Orange, Escape from Alcatraz, and Alien.

Gold was born on January 3, 1921 in New York City, New York.[1] He died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on May 20, 2018 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Bill". go4thegolds. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Bill Gold at Wikimedia Commons