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January 18, 2019

Hello fans,

ATV 2018You voters went for the gold this week! That's right... Missy Gold, sister of Tracey, is our featured celebrity!

Several to many of you 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...

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

 
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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Joe Penny: Played Jake in the TV series "Jake and the Fatman", he also appeared in the series "Riptide" and many other TV and movie roles

Jayne Meadows: She has appeared in many TV, movie and Broadway roles and was a panelist on the TV game show "I've Got a Secret" for many years

Hervé Villechaize: He played Tattoo on the TV series "Fantasy Island" and appeared in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun"

(Answer at the bottom)

Missy Gold



Learn More About Missy Gold and see 'Then & Now' pictures on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: July 14, 1970, Great Falls, Montana

BIRTH NAME: Melissa Ann 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.

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 California where she is a practicing psychologist.

CREDITS:

1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard (TV Movie)...Blink (voice)

1979-1986 Benson (TV Series)...Katherine 'Katie' Olivia Gatling / Katie Gatling

1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)...Rachel McCall
Moonlighting Becomes You (1984)

1981 Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune (Short)

1981 Twirl (TV Movie)...Traci Jordan

1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)...Stephanie Hendricks
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980)

1979 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
- Sighting 4025: The Whitman Tower Incident (1979)

1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)...Stacy Willow
- The Forgotten (1979)

1979 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)...Missy Kappleton
- Best of Friends (1979)

1978 The Kid from Not-So-Big...Bobbi

1978 Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)...Little Girl

1978 Sword of Justice (TV Series)...Nancy
- Aloha, Julie Lang (1978)

1978 Little Mo (TV Movie)...Brenda Brinker

1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)...Grace
- Will the Real Santa Claus...? (1977)

1977 Rafferty (TV Series)...Judy Cardler
- The Epidemic (1977)

1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)...Mary Armagh as a Child

To see Then & Now pictures of Missy Gold, visit: Celebrity Nooz



--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Joe Penny - ALIVE
Born: 06/24/1956

Jayne Meadows - DEAD
Born: 09/27/1920 Died: 04/26/2015

Hervé Villechaize - DEAD (Suicide)
Born: 04/23/1943 Died: 09/04/1993

WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

1/16
Malik Mazhar Abbas Raan, 65, Pakistani politician, member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab (1997-1999, since 2013), heart attack.
Vishnu Hari Dalmia, 94, Indian industrialist (Dalmia Group).
Brian Velasco, 41, Filipino drummer (Razorback), suicide.
Yu Min, 93, Chinese nuclear physicist.

1/15
Bai Hua, 88, Chinese novelist, playwright and poet.
Avraham Bendori, 90, Israeli football player (Maccabi Tel Aviv, national team) and manager (Hapoel Ramat Gan).
Bradley Bolke, 93, American voice actor (The New Casper Cartoon Show, Underdog, The Year Without a Santa Claus).
Carol Channing, 97, American actress (Hello, Dolly!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), singer and dancer, Tony winner (1964).
Mónica Galán [es], 68, Argentine actress (La Mary, Atrapadas, Asesinato en el Senado de la Nación).
Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps [fr], 81, French prefect and director general of France 3.
Antonín Kramerius, 79, Czech footballer (Sparta Prague, Hradec Králové, national team).
Eduardo Martín Toval, 76, Spanish lawyer and politician, Deputy (1977-1980, 1982-1995) and member of Catalan Parliament (1980-1982).
John J. McKetta, 103, American chemical engineer.
Miodrag Radovanovic, 89, Serbian actor (The Farm in the Small Marsh, The Elusive Summer of '68, Battle of Kosovo).
Gebi Ramadhan [id], 24, Indonesian comedian, liver cancer.
Biraj Kumar Sarma, 70, Indian politician, liver failure.
Thelma Tixou, 74, Mexican vedette and actress (La muchacha del cuerpo de oro, Santa Sangre).

1/14
Ido Abram, 78, Indonesian-born Dutch writer and educator.
Pawel Adamowicz, 53, Polish politician, Mayor of Gdansk (since 1998), stabbed.
Bernardo Benes, 84, Cuban banker and community leader.
Milton Bluehouse Sr., 82, American politician, President of the Navajo Nation (1998-1999).
Gonzalo Ramiro del Castillo Crespo, 82, Bolivian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Military (2000-2012).
Shivajirao Deshmukh, 84, Indian politician.
Eli Grba, 84, American baseball player (New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels), pancreatic cancer.
Maty Huitrón [es], 82, Mexican actress.
Peter Nambundunga, Namibian military officer.
Francisco de Oliveira Dias, 88, Portuguese politician, Speaker of the Assembly (1981-1982) and Deputy (1976-1983).
Raymond G. Perelman, 101, American businessman.
Lenin Rajendran, 67, Indian film director (Venal, Puravrutham, Mazha) and screenwriter, complications from liver transplant.
Gavin Smith, 50, Canadian professional poker player.
Tinca Stegovec, 91, Slovenian artist.
Robby Tumewu [id], 65, Indonesian actor.
Julio Vallejo Ruiloba, 73, Spanish psychiatrist.
Duncan Welbourne, 78, English footballer (Watford).

1/13
Pierre Alard, 81, French Olympic discus thrower (1956, 1960).
Roberto Reinaldo Cáceres González, 97, Argentinian-born Uruguayan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Melo (1962-1996).
Bonnie Guitar, 95, American country musician ("Dark Moon").
Phil Masinga, 49, South African footballer (Leeds United, Bari, national team), cancer.
Willie Murphy, 75, American blues musician (Running, Jumping, Standing Still), pneumonia.
Alfred K. Newman, 94, American Navajo code talker.
Serena Rothschild, 83, British racehorse owner.
Mel Stottlemyre, 77, American baseball player (New York Yankees) and coach (New York Mets, Houston Astros), multiple myeloma.
Mark Urman, 66, American film producer (ThinkFilm) and distributor, cancer.

1/12
Christian Conrad Blouin, 77, Canadian-born Papua New Guinean Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Lae (2007-2018).
George Brady, 90, Czech-Canadian Holocaust survivor and businessman.
Anthony Colaizzo, 88, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1989-1998).
Etsuko Ichihara, 82, Japanese actress (Your Name, Hideyoshi, The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun), heart failure.
Joe M. Jackson, 95, American Air Force officer, Medal of Honor recipient.
Bob Kuechenberg, 71, American football player (Miami Dolphins).
Batton Lash, 65, American comic book writer and artist (Supernatural Law, Archie Meets the Punisher), brain cancer.
Nukman Luthfie [id], 54, Indonesian businessman.
Bo Hi Pak, 88, South Korean cleric, leader of the Unification Church.
Jaime Rosenthal, 82, Honduran politician, Third Vice President (1986-1989) and MP (2002-2006), heart attack.
Sanger D. Shafer, 84, American country songwriter ("All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind").
Edward Sirait [id], 76, Indonesian film director.
John Slim, 2nd Viscount Slim, 91, British peer, member of the House of Lords (since 1971).
Takeshi Umehara, 93, Japanese philosopher, pneumonia.
Patricia Wald, 90, American judge, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1986-1991), pancreatic cancer.
Béla Zsitnik, 94, Hungarian rower, Olympic bronze medalist (1948).

1/11
Hugo Alarcón, 26, Chilean footballer (Deportes La Pintana, Deportes Linares, Deportes Melipilla).
Sir Michael Atiyah, 89, British mathematician, President of the Royal Society (1990-1995).
Rafael Arcadio Bernal Supelano, 84, Colombian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Arauca (1990-2003) and Líbano-Honda (2003-2004).
Wayne Blair, 70, New Zealand cricketer (Otago).
Michel Dejouhannet, 83, French racing cyclist.
Humberto Duvauchelle [es], 89, Chilean stage actor and director.
Gus Ganakas, 92, American college basketball coach (Michigan State).
Nigel Gawthorpe, 61, English politician, Mayor of Cambridge (since 2018), cardiac arrest.
J. D. Gibbs, 49, American race car driver, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, degenerative neurological disease.
Steffan Lewis, 34, Welsh politician, AM (since 2016), bowel cancer.
Fernando Luján, 79, Mexican actor (Overboard, Día de muertos, Dangers of Youth), respiratory failure.
Wayne St. Wayne, 64, American artist and professional wrestler, prostate cancer.
Meera Sanyal, 57, Indian banker, cancer.
Walter V. Shipley, 83, American businessman, CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank (1996-1999).
Dimitris Sioufas, 75, Greek politician, Speaker of the Parliament (2007-2009).
Charles Soreng, 84, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Daltonganj (1989-1995) and Hazaribag (1995-2012).
Jumping Johnny Wilson, 91, American basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters).