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Overview (4)

Born in Schenectady, New York, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (prostate cancer)
Birth NameHarold Vernon Goldstein
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a father, grandfather, or other authority figure.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Spouse (1)

Lea Vernon (20 August 1950 - 11 September 2010) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (8)

On the TV series Love, American Style (1969), Gould originated the "Howard Cunningham" role in the episode Love, American Style: Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Television Set (1972) in 1972. The producers of Happy Days (1974) asked him to appear in the show's pilot episode, but he declined because he had a previous commitment to appear in a play abroad, and the role was given to Tom Bosley.
Graduated from Albany Teachers' College (later renamed the State University of New York at Albany); earned a master's degree and doctorate in theater at Cornell University.
Also originated the role of Marlo Thomas's father in That Girl (1966)'s first pilot, That Girl: What's in a Name? (1965); however, Lew Parker got the role in the series.
Father, with Lea Vernon, of daughter Deborah and sons Joshua and Lowell.
In September 2005, began a 12-city tour in the title role of "Tuesdays with Morrie" in Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Washington D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Louisville, Minneapolis, Appleton, and Fort Lauderdale. [September 2005]
Appeared on stage at the Indian Wells Theater in Palm Springs, in "Viagra Falls" with Lou Cutell and Teresa Ganzel. [December 2006]
His personal papers have been donated to the M.E. Grenander Dept of Special Collections and Archives, the Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. Hal Gould is an alumnus, Class of 1947. [May 2007]
He was the son of Lillian and Louis Goldstein. His parents were both born in New York, and all of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.

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