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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,



  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

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                      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 

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.

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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.

Missy Gold
3500 W. Olive Ave. #1400
Burbank, CA 91505

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"Benson" .... Katherine 'Katie' Olivia Gatling (157 episodes, 
The Blinkins (1986) (TV) (voice) .... Blink
"Trapper John, M.D." .... Rachael McCall (1 episode, 1984)
    - Moonlighting Becomes You (1984) TV episode .... Rachael 
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, 
    - 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


"The New Hollywood Squares" .... Guest Appearance (1 episode, 
   - 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: 

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--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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-Roger Landes, 91, British SOE agent.

-Monica Dickinson, 83, British racehorse trainer (Wayward 
Lad, Badsworth Boy)
-Gyorgy Kolonics, 36, Hungarian Olympic canoeing gold 
medalist (1996, 2000), heart failure. 
-Gionata Mingozzi, 23, Italian footballer (Treviso F.B.C. 
1993), car accident. 
-Steve Peterson, 58, American NASCAR technical director/
safety advisor, natural causes. 
-Gennadi Volnov, 68, Russian basketball player, 1972 Olympic 
gold medallist. 

-Bjorn Berg, 84, Swedish graphic artist, illustrator of 
Astrid Lindgren's books.
-Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud, 88, Indian jurist, chief 
justice (1978–1985). 
-Bryan Cowgill, 81, British television executive. 
-Slobo Ilijevski, 58, American soccer goalkeeper (St. Louis 
Steamers), aortic aneurysm. 
-Henki Kolstad, 93, Norwegian actor. 
-Luke Kruytbosch, 46, American race caller, natural causes. 
-Hugh Lloyd, 85, British comedy actor. 
-Katie Reider, 30, American singer and songwriter, brain 
-Mike Schutte, 57, South African boxer.
-Steven Thomas, 36, American entrepreneur, missing since June 
30, body found on this date after falling from Pali Lookout. 
-Eric Turner, 80, Australian quadruple murderer, longest 
serving state prisoner, lung cancer.

-Les Crane, 74, American radio and television talk show host, 
Grammy Award winner ("Desiderata"). 
-Todd Doxey, 19, American college football player (University 
of Oregon), drowned. 
-Peter Durack, 81, Australian senator and attorney-general 
-Red Foley, 79, American sportswriter and baseball official 
-Bronislaw Geremek, 76, Polish social historian and 
politician, minister of Foreign Affairs (1997–2000), car 
-Dave Ricketts, 73, American baseball player and coach (St. 
Louis Cardinals), renal cancer. 
-Dona Spring, 55, American disability rights activist and 
Green politician, Berkeley councilor since 1992, rheumatoid 
-Gerald Wiggins, 86, American jazz pianist.

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