Created thousands of posters including \u201cCasablanca\u201d and \u201cThe Sting\u201d\u2026 Bill Gold, iconic movie poster artist, has died at the age of 97, according to multiple news sources.Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, family spokeswomen Christine Gillow told The Hollywood Reporter.Gold created thousands of movie posters during a seven decade career.After graduating from Pratt Institute in New York City, he had a meeting with the art director of the poster department for Warner Brothers.In an interview for AFI, Gold said, "He sent me away on a trial to design posters for four earlier films: \u201cEscape Me Never\u201d and \u201cThe Adventures of Robin Hood\u201d with Errol Flynn, \u201cThe Man I Love with Ida Lupino\u201d and Bette Davis' \u201cWinter Meeting."Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.At the age of 21, he was hired, his first assignment was to design a poster for \u201cCasablanca.\u201dGold told CBS News how he put a gun in Humphrey Bogart\u2019s hand at the last minute, "Somebody suggested, 'This is Bogart. Let's put a gun in his hand. That's the way he acts, the way he exaggerates his action. We don't want just a head of him. It's too boring!' "He created posters for \u201cGiant,\u201d \u201cCool Hand Luke,\u201d \u201cBullitt,\u201d \u201cThe Exorcist,\u201d and \u201cThe Sting,\u201d and so many others.Gold worked with some of the greatest movie directors of all time including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, and Ridley Scott.He had a special relationship with Clint Eastwood, creating posters for most of his movies including \u201cDirty Harry,\u201d \u201cThe Enforcer,\u201d \u201cPale Rider,\u201d and \u201cUnforgiven.\u201dThe last movie poster he created before retiring was for Eastwood\u2019s \u201cMystic River.\u201d He came out of retirement in 2011 to do the poster for the filmmaker\u2019s \u201cJ. Edgar.\u201dGold enlisted and served three years in the military during World War II.He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandchildren.We invite you to share condolences for Bill Gold in his Guest Book.