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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA  (renal failure)
Birth NameAlvin Goldstein
Nickname Uncle Al

Mini Bio (1)

Al Goldstein was born on January 10, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Alvin Goldstein. He was an actor. He was married to Christine Ava Maharaj, Patricia Flaherty, Mary Phillips, Lonnie Leavitt and Gina Goldstein. He died on December 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

Spouse (5)

Christine Ava Maharaj (January 2004 - 19 December 2013)
Patricia Flaherty (1989 - 1994) ( divorced)
Mary Phillips (1968 - 1977) ( divorced)
Lonnie Leavitt (1963 - 1965) ( divorced)
Gina Goldstein (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

Co-founder, with Jim Buckley, of the influential 1960s sex newspaper "Screw".
Attended Pace University in Lower Manhattan.
Was a licenced NYC taxi driver.
Is currently on his feet again, working at a deli in New York City, USA. [February 2005]
Is bankrupt from numerous lawsuits stemming from harassment charges. Is now living in a homeless shelter and has lost everything. [2004]
In 1967 he went to work as a writer for a publishing company called "Countrywide Publications", which published a string of low-grade tabloid publications sold mainly at supermarket checkout counters. He wrote completely fabricated stories with headlines like "Wife Grinds Up Children, Feeds Them to Goldfish", "Barber Shoves Scissors Up Girlfriend's Nostrils" and "Man Gets Horse Organ in Sexual Transplant".
In 1960, on assignment in Cuba as a photographer for "Pictorial Parade", he was arrested and thrown in prison for taking photographs near where Raúl Castro, the brother of Fidel Castro, was speaking. He spent several days in prison before being released and deported.

Personal Quotes (15)

I'm a big fat Jew who doesn't pay retail!
Death Before Marriage!
I should be an old Jew retired in Century Village, but here I am, with a passion for eating pastrami and eating pussy.
[commenting about his job working in a bakery compared to his former job as a publisher of the infamous sex paper "Screw"] I've always loved food more than sex, so this is really my first love. I've gone from broads to bagels . . .
My life has turned to crap. To go from a being a millionaire and then living in a homeless shelter and being rejected by 98% of your friends is horrendous, but I'm a survivor.
[commenting on oral sex] She must be clean. I wash a chicken before I boil it!
[one of many phone messages to former secretary Jennifer Lozinski] I'll take you down! You loathsome turd. You're a piece of shit!
[asked about his downfall] The Internet made pornography available for free and I couldn't compete.
I have the courage of my convictions - all 19 of them.
[from an interview in 2001] To be angry is to be alive. I'm an angry Jew. I love it. Anger is better than love. I think it is more pure. There's so much to be angry about, because people are ripped off, the election went to the wrong person, the good guys usually lose, and society sucks.
[recalling his reaction after seeing a performance by his favorite singer Johnnie Ray in 1955] He was like a fag Janis Joplin--all emotion.
[asked what he planned to give feminist writer Gloria Steinem for a Christmas gift] Syphilis.
[on what "boundaries" Screw magazine observed] I probably would not attack cripples, hunchbacks who have leprosy. Then again, they are so pathetic that I probably would.
[on how difficult it was to sell the first few issues of "Screw" magazine] I remember going to dealers along 8th Avenue . . . these old Jewish guys would yell at me and call me filthy and disgusting and they'd rip up the papers right in front of me . . . for eight weeks cigar-chomping fat guys with aprons told me I was vile and should be ashamed.
[in an interview in 1985, on whether he prefers New York, where "Screw" Magazine is headquartered, or California, where the company has business interests] I really love New York. I spend a lot of time in California, but I'm the one who is looking for dogshit, trying to find Puerto Ricans to run over while I blow my horn. No, New York City because it's so hostile. My first day back in New York yesterday a bus hit my limousine and the bus driver yelled at my driver saying we were speeding; we were doing 6 mph. New York is filled with such malcontents and disturbed people that it makes me feel like I'm at a Jerry Falwell revival meeting. So I love New York, I love it, because making it home at the end of the day is a major accomplishment.

Salary (1)

I Wanna Be a Porn Star 1 (1996) $1,200

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