Sandra Gould

Sandra Gould

Age
82 (passed away Jul. 20th, 1999)
Birthday
Jul. 23rd, 1916
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height
4' 11

Sandra Gould's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bewitched TV Show
Bewitched
Our Miss Brooks TV Show
Our Miss Brooks
I Married Joan TV Show
I Married Joan
Gravedale High TV Show
Gravedale High
December Bride TV Show
December Bride
Meet McGraw TV Show
Meet McGraw
Room For One More TV Show
Room For One More
The Pride of the Family TV Show
The Pride of the Family
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Sandra Gould (July 23, 1916 – July 20, 1999) was an American actress of Jewish descent, who appeared mainly in television. Among her many credits was a regular role on the sitcom Bewitched as Gladys Kravitz from the start of the third season of the series.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gould began acting in films with an uncredited role in T-Men (1947). She appeared in several uncredited roles for the remainder of the decade, and received her first screen credit with The Story of Molly X (1949). During the same decade, Gould enjoyed a four-year run as Miss Duffy, the man-hungry daughter of the forever-unheard owner of radio's Duffy's Tavern. In 1953, Gould appeared as a guest in an episode of Letter to Loretta with Loretta Young.

She continued to guest star in the 1950s and 1960s in such television series as I Love Lucy, I Married Joan, December Bride, Maverick, The Flintstones, The Twilight Zone, The Lucy Show, Burke's Law, I Dream of Jeannie, Love, American Style, Gilligan's Island and Mister Ed. She played a prominent supporting role in the film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken in 1966.

In September 1966, Gould replaced 'Alice Pearce', who was battling ovarian cancer during the show's run, on the ABC-TV situation comedy Bewitched. Pearce left the series mid-way through the second season's production. Actress 'Mary Grace Canfield' was first brought in to play Harriet Kravitz, Abner Kravitz' sister who would be keeping him company while Gladys was visiting her mother. (The producers were undecided on what to do with the character.) Later, when 'Alice Pearce' succumbed to her disease and died, Sandra Gould got the role of Mrs. Kravitz, after actress-comedienne Alice Ghostley turned down the role. (Ironically, a few years later, Ghostley would become a semi-regular on the series playing Esmerelda, a well-meaning, but inept witch.) In the role of Gladys, Gould's over-the-top performance and shrill voice were popular with viewers, and she remained with the series through its 7th season. (The Kravitzes were referenced a few times in the final/8th season but the characters did not appear). After Bewitched was canceled in 1972, Gould reprised the role of Gladys five years later in a spin-off of the series, Tabitha. Gould also made appearances on The Brady Bunch, Adam-12, Punky Brewster, Friends and Veronica's Closet.

Following this success, Gould slowed down her busy work schedule and focused on art and writing. She wrote two books, Always Say Maybe and Sexpots and Pans, both published by Golden Press.

The widow of broadcasting executive 'Larry Berns', whom she had one son, 'Michael Berns', died July 20, 1999 in Burbank, California of a stroke following bypass heart surgery, three days before her 83rd birthday.

Gould may not have been a big character name during her time, but she possessed an unmistakable look and voice that she called her own and separated her from the rest, contributing to four media (stage, screen, TV and radio) for over five decades.


TRIVIA:
  • Wrote two books: "Always Say Maybe" and "Sexpots and Pans".
  • Had a son, 'Michael Berns' (qv), with 'Larry Berns' (qv).


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