Gary David Goldberg, Family Ties Creator, Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg, who created the 1980s sitcom hit Family Ties and expanded into feature films, has died.

Goldberg died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, days before his 69th birthday, The New York Times reported.

Diane Lane

In Must Love Dogs, Diane Lane dips her toe in the online dating scene and finds John Cusack, but in real life it took just an email from actor Josh Brolin to set their romance in motion. “The first e-mail that he sent me, I said, ‘Oh, you’re a writer.’ And I was right, because that’s his passion,” says Lane, 40. The two married last year, creating a happily blended family, including her daughter, Eleanor, 11, with ex-husband Christopher Lambert, and his two kids with ex-wife Alice Adair, Trevor, 17, and Eden, 12.