American authorDied when: 85 years 39 days (1021 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Barbara Goldsmith (May 18, 1931 – June 26, 2016) was an American author, journalist, and philanthropist.She received critical and popular acclaim for her best-selling books, essays, articles, and her philanthropic work.
She was awarded four honoris causa doctorates, and numerous awards; been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, two Presidential Commissions, and the New York State Council on the Arts; and honored by The New York Public Library Literary Lions as well as the Literacy Volunteers, the American Academy in Rome, The Authors Guild, and the Guild Hall Academy of Arts for Lifetime Achievement.
In 2009, she received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit medal from the Republic of Poland.In November 2008, Goldsmith was elected a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
She has three children and six grandchildren.The Financial Times declared that "Goldsmith is leaving a legacy—one of art, literature, friends, family and philanthropy."