|Born||Richard Anthony Goldman (at adoption)
December 6, 1943
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
|Died||September 11, 2012
New York City, New York, United States
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Occupation||Real estate developer|
|Spouse(s)||Janet Ehrlich (divorced)|
|Children||Jessica Goldman Srebnick
|Parent(s)||Tillie and Charles Goldman|
Early life and education
Goldman was born to a single mother in Wilmington, Delaware (Goldman's biological father was overseas in the military during World War II). He was adopted at birth by Tillie and Charles Goldman, who named him Richard Anthony Goldman and raised him on the Upper East Side of New York City in the Jewish faith. He has two step-siblings, a brother and a sister. In 1965, he graduated with a B.A. in drama from Emerson College, located in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was instrumental in the refurbishment of the architecturally significant vicinity of Miami Beach, Florida; the Wynwood district of Miami, Florida; the New York City, New York, neighborhood of SoHo; and 13th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
it has been said that "Tony was the central person in getting South Beach going."
Personal life and death
In 1966, Goldman married Janet Ehrlich, a schoolteacher; they had two children: Jessica Goldman Srebnick and Joey Goldman. The couple divorced in 1977 but later remarried in 1986. Goldman died from heart failure on September 11, 2012, at age 68, in New York City. Services were held at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach, Florida. His daughter succeeded him as CEO of Goldman properties.
When he was in his 50s, he reunited with his biological parents, Shirley and Ray Meyers, who had married after Ray's deployment during World War II. He has two biological brothers and one sister.
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- Kaufman, Leslie (September 15, 2012). "Tony Goldman Real Estate Visionary Dies at 68". The New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2012.