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. . . . . . . . Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . . View Past Issues: -------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello fans, Many readers want to know what Missy Gold has been up to since she starred as Katie Gatling on the TV sitcom Benson back in the early 80s. Not much has been publicized about Missy, mostly because she quit acting right after leaving Benson. You might be surprised to learn what she is doing now! Read on to find out more about this childhood star... Take care, Melissa BOX O' DEALS: 3 Mystery Items - READER'S PAY $3.99 Get (3) Random pieces of junk ($20.00 Value) in exchange for your hard earned green... interested? Visit: ---- --DEAD OR ALIVE? See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper": - Danny Aiello: He has appeared in "Moonstruck", "Do The Right Thing" and many other movies - Cloris Leachman: Played Phyllis on the TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: He appeared in "The Prisoner of Zenda" and "Gunga Din", among other movies (Answer at the bottom) * Instant Sliding Door Bug Screen... Less than 1/2 price... List Price: $39.99 DEAL PRICE: $14.99 (62% off) The Instant Sliding Door Bug Screen mounts between door jambs on a single door frame or sliding door frame; no tools or expertise is needed. Using Velcro, it installs and uninstalls in minutes, making it the ideal choice for your home or for taking it with you on vacation. Features a magnet to hold center closed.... keeping pesky bugs and mosquitoes out and allowing the fresh air of the outdoors in. Whenever you, your children, guests or pets need to go in our out, just walk through the screen and it will open right up, once you are through the center the magnet will snap together, closing the screen behind you. No more screens left open and no more slamming doors. Can be used year-round, or temporarily, when and where you need it, as the space saving design allows for easy storage. Take it from door to door, to your vacation home, or store it away at seasons end. FEATURES: - Instantly replaces broken or missing screen doors - Keeps out Insects and other pests - Easy Walk-Through design - Affordable for every door in the house - Comes in widths 36" ($14.99) and 48" ($19.99). For more information: * MISSY GOLD BIRTH DATE: July 14, 1970, Great Falls, Montana BIRTH NAME: Melissa Fisher CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for portraying the Governor's daughter, Katie, on the TV sitcom Benson (1979?1986). FAMILY LIFE: Her older sister is actress Tracey Gold (Carol on Growing Pains). Birth parents are Joe and Bonnie Fisher. In 1973, her mother got remarried to Harry Goldstein, and both Missy and Tracey were legally adopted by their stepfather and became known as Tracey and Melissa Goldstein. The sisters, along with their two younger siblings, Brandy and Jessie, shortened their family name to Gold for professional use. The youngest sister Cassie is the only non-acting member of the siblings. INFO: Missy was already a veteran of miniseries and commercials when she joined the cast of Benson at the age of nine. She earned fame for her role as the governor's precocious daughter Katie Gatling, and won the award for best young actress in a comedy series in 1984. Missy also had regular roles on Eight is Enough, Fantasy Island, Nancy Drew, and Trapper John, M.D. Continued below.... * SUPER SIZE SHAMMIE Made In Germany, Don't Be Fooled By Others... Retail Price: $9.99 DEAL PRICE: $2.99 Get two for $4.98 Now is the time to get this FULL SIZED SHAMMIE for just $2.99. Made in Germany don't be fooled by others on the market that just don't do the job AND are more than triple the price! Like on TV, this Super Size Shammie Absorbs 50% than natural chamois. It's extra large size of 27 x 17 can be cut in half for smaller jobs. Durable enough for just about any task, but soft and gentle enough for use on any surface. It's the PERFECT cleaning cloth and has hundreds of household uses: floors, countertops, appliances, furniture windows, pets and more. Perfect for washing car or boat, too!. Like on TV, this soft, absorbent and non-abrasive cloth is 100% polyester and will not scratch or damage any surface. Best of all... it's reusable! Just machine washable... but do not tumble dry. * TRIVIA: Is left-handed. Has a tattoo on her left ankle. sister-in-law of Roby Marshall. Auditioned for roles in various soap operas, but never accepted any because she didn't want to be committed to five-year contracts. Was very close to Inga Swenson, who played the housekeeper on Benson. Her Benson colleagues felt she was too smart to be in acting. WHERE IS SHE NOW: Missy left show business after her role on Benson to pursue an education. She used her earnings from the show to pay for a B.A. at Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. She worked with LAPD crisis negotiators as well as patients with eating disorders. Although her older sister Tracey endured a well-publicized battle with anorexia, Gold credits fans with inspiring her career choice. Now known as Dr. Melissa Gold, she resides in Maine where she is a practicing psychologist. WRITE TO MISSY GOLD: Missy Gold 3500 W. Olive Ave. #1400 Burbank, CA 91505 * Temperature Measuring BBQ Fork A must for anyone who grills....... List Price: $19.99 DEAL PRICE: $9.99 (50% off) With this Temperature Measuring Fork, it's easy to achieve an accurate reading every time. The heat resistant, ABS plastic thermometer casing is shatterproof and features a sure-grip handle with temperature guide so you'll know how long to cook your meats. The stainless steel tines are almost 4" long, perfect for measuring any cuts of meat, poultry or fish. A loop on the end of the handle lets you hang the thermometer when not in use. The fork thermometer requires two 1.5V AAA IEC LR03 Alkaline battery. FEATURES: - Cooks meat to perfection - Measures food temperatures in seconds (in either Fahrenheit or Celcius) - Choose your own desired doneness temperatures, or use the easy presets for: Beef, Pork, - Lamb, Chicken, and Turkey - Measures rare, medium rare, medium, well, done or anything in between - Beeps when meat is ready - Backlit Display so you can easily read - Built-in LED light for night grilling - Hanging hook for storage inside or out - Protective tips that make it safe for storage... no poking yourself! - Uses two AAA batteries (not included) Grab one for 1/2 price for $9.99. For more information: * CREDITS: "Benson" .... Katherine 'Katie' Olivia Gatling (157 episodes, 1979-1986) The Blinkins (1986) (TV) (voice) .... Blink "Trapper John, M.D." .... Rachael McCall (1 episode, 1984) - Moonlighting Becomes You (1984) TV episode .... Rachael McCall Twirl (1981) (TV) .... Traci Jordan Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune (1981) "How the West Was Won" .... Stacy Willow (1 episode, 1979) - The Forgotten (1979) TV episode .... Stacy Willow "Eight Is Enough" .... Missy Appleton (1 episode, 1979) - Best of Friends (1979) TV episode .... Missy Appleton Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978) (TV) .... Little Girl "Sword of Justice" .... Nancy (1 episode, 1978) - Aloha, Julie Lang (1978) TV episode .... Nancy Little Mo (1978) (TV) .... Brenda Brinker The Kid from Not-So-Big (1978) .... Bobbi "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" .... Grace (1 episode, 1977) - Will the Real Santa...? (1977) TV episode .... Grace "Rafferty" .... Judy Cardler (1 episode, 1977) - The Epidemic (1977) TV episode .... Judy Cardler "Captains and the Kings" (1976) TV mini-series .... Mary Armagh as a Child Self: "The New Hollywood Squares" .... Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1987) - Episode dated 9 February 1987 (1987) TV episode .... Guest Appearance "Family Feud" .... Herself (1 episode, 1984) - Super Teens (1984) TV episode .... Herself Circus of the Stars #8 (1983) (TV) .... Herself (performer) Circus of the Stars #7 (1982) (TV) .... Herself (performer) To see Then & Now pictures of Missy Gold, visit: Missy Gold Then & Now * --Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE Danny Aiello - ALIVE Born: 06/20/1933 Cloris Leachman - ALIVE Born: 04/30/1926 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.- DEAD Born: 12/09/1909 Died: 05/07/2000

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