Goodman passed away at his home in New York City on Saturday (02May15), according to

The We Shall Return filmmaker began his career as writer for TV series Rocky King, Detective in 1950, and went on to write and direct several TV shows and movies, including Profiles in Courage, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Johnny Staccato.

In addition to his onscreen work, Goodman also directed plays at the Actors Studio in New York and wrote the book and lyrics for musical A Good Man.