Edith Falco is an American television and stage actress, known for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series Oz and Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, for which she received six Emmy nominations, winning three for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as winning two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. Falco portrayed Nurse Jackie Peyton on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, earning six further Emmy nominations and winning once for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. In 2016, she played Sylvia Wittel on the Louis C. K. web series Horace and Pete. In 2017, Falco portrayed real-life defense attorney Leslie Abramson in the first season of the true crime anthology series Law & Order True Crime, for which she garnered her 14th Emmy nomination, this one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Falco's film roles include lead roles in Laws of Gravity, for which she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and Judy Berlin, supporting roles in films including Sunshine State and The Comedian.
For her role in the 2011 Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves, Falco earned a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Falco was born in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, to Judith Anderson, an actress, Frank Falco, a jazz drummer who worked for an advertising agency, her father was of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry was Swedish and English. Falco's siblings are Joseph and Ruth, her uncle is novelist and poet Edward Falco, an English professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. From the age of four, she was raised on Long Island, moving with her family to Hicksville, followed by North Babylon West Islip; as a child she acted in plays at the Arena Players Repertory Theater in East Farmingdale, where her mother performed. Her family moved to Northport, where she attended high school and played Eliza Doolittle in a production of My Fair Lady during her senior year. Falco graduated from Northport High School in 1981, she attended the acting program at SUNY Purchase, along with fellow actors Stanley Tucci, Paul Schulze and Ving Rhames.
She graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Early in her career, Falco made appearances on television shows like Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Street. Tom Fontana, executive producer of Homicide, cast Falco as Eva Thormann, the wife of an injured police officer, after watching Falco's performance in Laws of Gravity, a 1992 film directed by Nick Gomez. Fontana said, she does everything with such simplicity and honesty, it's breathtaking." A struggling actress at the time, Falco said her salary from these television episodes paid for one month's worth of rent. Her first big break in films was a small speaking role in the 1994 Woody Allen film Bullets over Broadway, her friendship with former SUNY Purchase classmate Eric Mendelsohn, the assistant to Allen's costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland, helped her to be cast in the role. Mendelsohn went on to direct Falco in his feature film Judy Berlin, for which he won Best Director honors at the Sundance Film Festival. Falco went on to star in Mendelsohn's next film 3 Backyards, for which he won Best Director a second time.
During this time, Falco appeared in the films Trust, Cop Land, Private Parts, Random Hearts, On Broadway, she appeared in the Tony Award-winning Side Man and in the revivals of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune opposite Stanley Tucci, and'night, Mother opposite Brenda Blethyn. In 1997, Falco started portraying prison officer Diane Whittlesey, in the HBO series Oz. Falco got the role after working with Fontana on Homicide. Falco received her breakout role in The Sopranos; the series premiered in 1999 and ended in 2007. She portrayed wife of Mafia boss Tony Soprano; the series received wide acclaim, is considered to be one of the greatest television series of all time. For her role on the series, Falco won three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards; as of 2008, The X-Files star Gillian Anderson, Ugly Betty star America Ferrera, 30 Rock's Tina Fey are the only actresses to have received a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a SAG Award in the same year. Falco won these awards in 2003 for her performance as Carmela Soprano during the fourth season of The Sopranos.
During her tenure on The Sopranos, Falco appeared in films such as Freedomland, John Sayles' Sunshine State, for which she received the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She guest starred on the television series Will & Grace. Falco starred as the title character in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 8, 2009 and ended on June 28, 2015. In 2011, Falco played the part of Bananas in the Broadway revival of House of Blue Leaves in New York City with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Jason Leigh, for which she received her first and only Tony Award nomination, it was announced in January 2013. The limited engagement, directed by Leigh Silverman, began previews on February 5 with an official opening February 26. Along with Falco, the play starred John Ellison, Christopher Evan Welch, Phoebe Strole, Frances Sternhagen. In 2016, Falco started portraying Sylvia Wittel on the Louis CK series and Pete; the first episode was released on January 30, 2016, on C.
K.'s website without any prior announcements. New episodes premiered weekly until the tenth episode was released on April 2, 2016. In September 2017, she began portraying Leslie Abra
Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II, The Front, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Harlem Nights, Hudson Hawk, Ruby, Léon: The Professional, 2 Days in the Valley, Dinner Rush, Lucky Number Slevin. He had a pivotal role in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he played Don Domenico Clericuzio in the miniseries The Last Don. Aiello, the fifth of six children, was born on West 68th Street, the son of parents, Frances, a seamstress, Daniel Louis Aiello, a laborer, who deserted his children and wife, who had lost her eyesight and become blind. For many years, Aiello publicly condemned his father but the two reconciled in 1993, although Aiello harbors a resentment of his father's conduct, he moved to the South Bronx when he was seven, attended James Monroe High School. At the age of 16, Aiello lied about his age to enlist in the U.
S. Army. After serving for three years, he returned to New York City and did various jobs in order to support himself and his family. Aiello served as a union representative for Greyhound Bus workers and was a night club bouncer at the legendary New York comedy club, The Improv. Aiello broke into films in the early 1970s. One of his earliest roles came as a ballplayer in the 1973 baseball drama, Bang the Drum Slowly, with Robert De Niro. Aiello had a walk-on role as small-time hood Tony Rosato in The Godfather Part II, ad-libbing the famous line "Michael Corleone says hello!" during a hit on rival gangster Frank Pentangeli. In 1980, Aiello had a co-lead role with Jan Michael Vincent in Defiance, about some Manhattan residents who fight back against the thugs terrorizing the neighborhood; the next year, he received considerable acclaim for playing a racist New York City cop in Fort Apache, The Bronx with Paul Newman. In 1981, Aiello won a Daytime Emmy Award for his appearance in an ABC Afterschool Special called A Family of Strangers.
He was paired with De Niro again for the Sergio Leone gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America, as a police chief whose name was "Aiello." His many film appearances included two for director Woody Allen, who cast him in The Purple Rose of Cairo and Radio Days. Aiello is best known for his role as pizzeria owner Sal in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. At the time of the film's release, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he called the role his "first focal part", he further identified the film as a collaborative effort, during which Spike Lee at one point told him "Whatever you wanna do, you do." Aiello went on to write a crucial scene he shared with John Turturro ten minutes prior to its production. The role earned him nominations for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as film critic awards from Boston and Los Angeles. Aiello has portrayed more sympathetic characters, he gained recognition as the befuddled fiancé of Cher opposite her Oscar-winning performance in the romantic comedy Moonstruck, the actor made a comic appearance in drag for the Robert Altman fashion-industry film Prêt-à-Porter.
He had sympathetic roles in the 1990 horror thriller Jacob's Ladder and the 1991 comedy-drama 29th Street. Aiello played nightclub owner and Lee Harvey Oswald assassin Jack Ruby in the 1992 biopic Ruby and a political big shot with mob ties in City Hall, starring Al Pacino, he starred in the independent feature film Dolly Baby and directed by Kevin Jordan. Aiello's singing has been on display in films such as Hudson Hawk, Once Around, Remedy that starred his son Ricky Aiello and Jonathan Doscher, he has released several albums featuring a big-band sound, including I Just Wanted to Hear The Words, Live from Atlantic City, My Christmas Song for You. Aiello and EMI songwriter Hasan Johnson released an album of standards fused with rap entitled Bridges in 2011, he played the father for the video of Madonna's song, "Papa Don't Preach", recorded his own answer song, "Papa Wants the Best for You", written by Artie Schroeck. Aiello's Broadway theatre credits include Gemini, The Floating Light Bulb and The House of Blue Leaves.
He was in the 1976 Broadway play Wheelbarrow Closers, directed by Paul Sorvino. In July 2011, Aiello appeared Off Broadway in the two-act drama The Shoemaker, written by Susan Charlotte and directed by Antony Marsellis; the play is a stage version of his 2006 movie A Broken Sole, which began life in 2001 as a one-act play. Aiello lived in New Jersey, for many years, he moved to Saddle River, New Jersey. He is the father of stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, who died in 2010 of pancreatic cancer, His surviving children are Rick and Stacey Aiello. In 2014, Aiello published his autobiography, I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, in the Movies via Simon & Schuster, his nephew is announcer for the New York Yankees. List of crooners Danny Aiello on IMDb Danny Aiello at the Internet Broadway Database Danny Aiello at AllMovie Official website
For the American actor born in 1936, see Jim McMullan. James McMullan is an designer of theatrical posters. Born in Tsingtao, Republic of China, where his grandparents had emigrated from Ireland as missionaries for the Anglican Church, he and his mother fled to Canada at the onset of World War II. In 1944, he enrolled at St. Paul's Boarding School in India. After his father was killed in a plane crash, he joined his mother in Shanghai, the two relocated to Vancouver Island, where he completed his high school education; when McMullan was 17, he and his mother emigrated to the United States, where he studied for a year at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He joined the United States Army and served at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where he drew diagrams of where to position propaganda loudspeakers on Sherman tanks. In 1955, McMullan moved to New York City to continue his art education at Pratt Institute. While studying there he supported himself by illustrating book jackets for authors such as Lawrence Durrell and Jorge Luis Borges.
He did magazine illustrations for Esquire and Sports Illustrated, among others. In 1969, McMullan helped develop its graphic personality, his most notable contribution to the publication was the artwork illustrating the story about a Brooklyn discotheque that served as the basis for Saturday Night Fever. McMullan's first theatrical poster was for the 1976 production of Comedians, produced by Alexander H. Cohen, who began to hire him on a regular basis; when Cohen's associate, Bernard Gersten, became Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater, he invited McMullan to join the organization. He created more than forty posters for Lincoln Center productions, many of which are included in the 1998 book The Theater Posters of James McMullan. In 1981, McMullan published Revealing Illustrations, in which he candidly discusses his working method, he is the creator of the "High Focus" method of figure drawing, which he began teaching at the School of Visual Arts in 1987. He won a Drama Desk Special Award for his inspired artwork for the theater in 1991.
McMullan and his wife Kate Hall have collaborated on six picture books for children. Official webpage Triton Gallery display of McMullan posters James McMullan at the Internet Broadway Database
John Guare is an Irish American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Landscape of the Body, his style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and compassionate. In his foreword to a collection of Guare's plays, film director Louis Malle writes: Guare practices a humor, synonymous with lucidity, exploding genre and clichés, taking us to the core of human suffering: the awareness of corruption in our own bodies, death circling in. We try to fight it all by creating various mythologies, it is Guare's peculiar aptitude for exposing these grandiose lies of ours that makes his work so magical, he was raised in Queens. In 1949 his father suffered a heart attack and subsequently moved the family to Ellenville, New York while he recovered, his father's relatives lived there. Guare did not attend school in Ellenville because the school's daily practices were not in keeping with the recommendations of the Catholic Church, causing his father to suspect the school had communist leanings.
Instead of attending school, Guare was assigned home study and took exams intermittently, which allowed him time to go to the movies and see all the hits of the time. This had a lasting influence on Guare, his career in life, he attended Georgetown University and the Yale School of Drama, graduating in 1962 with a M. F. A in Playwriting. Under the direction of Georgetown's Donn B. Murphy, his play The Toadstool Boy, about a country singer's quest for fame, won first place in the District of Columbia Recreation Department's One-Act-Play competition. In 1960, the Mask and Bauble presented The Thirties Girl, a musical for which Guare did the book, much of the music and the lyrics, again under Murphy's tutelage. Set in Hollywood's turbulent 1920s, it dealt with the dethronement of a reigning diva by a fresh-faced starlet. Guare's early plays comic one-acts exhibiting a flair for the absurd, include To Wally Pantoni, We Leave a Credenza, produced at Caffe Cino in 1965 and Muzeeka. Cop-Out premiered on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 7, 1969 and closed on April 12, 1969, as part of two one-act plays, including Home Fires.
Cop-Out starred Ron Leibman. The House of Blue Leaves, a domestic drama by turns wildly comic and despairingly poignant, premiered Off-Broadway in 1971 at the Truck and Warehouse Theatre, it was revived Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1986 before transferring to Broadway in 1986. The play was revived on Broadway in 2011, starring Ben Stiller, whose mother, Anne Meara had appeared in the 1971 production. According to Marilyn Stasio, writing in Variety the play "sets the bar for smart comic lunacy."Chaucer in Rome, "said to be a sequel of sorts to...'The House of Blue Leaves' and includes the son of one of the earlier play's characters" received its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 1999 and was produced Off-Broadway in 2001 at Lincoln Center Theater's Newhouse Theater. Plays include Marco Polo Sings a Solo, produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in January to March 1977, with a cast that featured Joel Grey, Anne Jackson, Madeline Kahn, Sigourney Weaver.
Bosoms and Neglect was produced on Broadway in 1979, revived Off-Broadway in 1998 by the Signature Theatre Company. Moon Over Miami was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1987 and at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven in February 1989. Guare's cycle of plays on nineteenth-century America are: Women and Water; the so-called Lydie Breeze series called the "Nantucket" series "follows a group of idealistic 19th century characters and their attempts to create a utopian society. "Six Degrees of Separation was produced Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center Theater, Newhouse Theatre in June 1990. Six Degrees of Separation is an intricately plotted comedy of manners about an African-American confidence man who poses as the son of film star Sidney Poitier, it has been the most praised and produced of Guare's full-length plays. It was made into a film in 1993, starring Will Smith. Four Baboons Adoring the Sun was presented on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre from February 22, 1992 to April 19, 1992, was nominated for the 1992 Tony Award, Best Play.
Lake Hollywood and A Few Stout Individuals both received their world premieres at Signature Theatre. A Few Stout Individuals is set in nineteenth century America, with a cast of characters that includes Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, soprano Adelina Patti and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Guare has been involved with musical theatre, his libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, he wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. Guare wrote narration for Psyche, a tone poem by César Franck, which premiered at Avery Fisher Hall in October 1997, conducted by Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Kate for its 1999 Broadway revival. He wrote the book for the musical Sweet Smell of Success, which premiered on Broadway in 2002, for which he received a 2002 Tony Award nomination, Book of a Musical.
His play A Free Man of Color was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Pulitzer citation said: "An audacious play spread across a large historical canvas, dea
Jerry Zaks is a German-born American stage and television director, actor. He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me a Tenor, Six Degrees of Separation and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Guys and Dolls. Zaks was born in Stuttgart, the son of Holocaust survivors, Lily and Sy Zaks, a butcher, his family immigrated to the United States in 1948 settling in Paterson, New Jersey. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Smith College. StageHe made his Broadway acting debut in the original production of Grease as "Kenickie" and appeared in Tintypes in 1980, he made his directing debut in 1981 with the off-Broadway production of Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, which co-starred Sigourney Weaver. He has directed both musicals and dramas, he has directed many Off-Broadway productions, several at Playwrights Horizons and the Public Theater. He directed the City Center Encores! Productions of Girl Crazy, Stairway to Paradise, Bye Bye Birdie.
He was the director of the new musical 101 Dalmatians Musical, which toured the United States from October 2009 through April 2010. Zaks was named "creative consultant" for the new musical The Addams Family, which opened on Broadway in April 2010, he directed the Broadway production of Sister Act, which opened in Spring 2011. Lincoln CenterZaks served as Resident Director at Lincoln Center from 1986 to 1990 and is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Television and filmAs an actor, Zaks' screen credits include Outrageous Fortune and Misdemeanors, Husbands and Wives. On television he has appeared in M*A*S*H and The Edge of Night and directed episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier and Faith, Two and a Half Men, among others, he directed the feature films Marvin's Room and Who Do You Love? Marvin's Room won the Golden St. George at the 20th Moscow International Film Festival. HonorsZaks received the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater in 1994 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth College in 1999.
He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2013. Zaks married Jill Rose, an actress, on January 14, 1979. Meteor Shower, 2017 Hello, Dolly!, revival, 2017 A Bronx Tale, 2016 Sister Act, 2011 A Bronx Tale, 2007 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, revival, 2006 La Cage aux Folles, revival, 2004 Little Shop of Horrors, 2003 45 Seconds from Broadway, 2001 The Man Who Came to Dinner, revival, 2000 Swing!, 1999 Epic Proportions, 1999 The Civil War, 1999 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, revival, 1996 Smokey Joe's Cafe, 1995 Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 1993 Guys and Dolls, revival, 1992 Six Degrees of Separation, 1990 Lend Me a Tenor, 1989 Anything Goes, revival, 1987 The Front Page, revival, 1986 The House of Blue Leaves, 1986 Awards1985 Obie - The Marriage of Bette and Boo 1985 Obie - The Foreigner 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - The Marriage of Bette & Boo and The House of Blue Leaves 1986 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - The House of Blue Leaves 1988 Outer Critics Circle Awards - Wenceslas Square 1989 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - Lend Me a Tenor 1989 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - Lend Me a Tenor 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - Six Degrees of Separation 1991 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - Six Degrees of Separation 1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical - Guys and Dolls 1992 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Guys and DollsNominations1980 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tintypes 1988 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical - Anything Goes 1988 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Anything Goes 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical - Assassins 1995 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Smokey Joe's Cafe 1996 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical - Hello, Dolly!
NAACP Image Award nomination for the national tour of The Tap Dance Kid. Jerry Zaks at the Internet Broadway Database Jerry Zaks on IMDb Internet Off-Broadway Database listing Works by or about Jerry Zaks in libraries "Jerry Zaks collected news and commentary"; the New York Times
Harold Vernon Gould was an American character actor. He appeared as Martin Morgenstern on the sitcom Rhoda and Miles Webber on the sitcom The Golden Girls. A five-time Emmy Award nominee, Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, over 100 stage plays, he was known for playing elegant, well-dressed men, he played Jewish characters and grandfather-type figures on television and in film. Gould was born to a Jewish family in New York, he was the son of Louis Goldstein, a postal worker, Lillian, a homemaker who did part-time work for the state health department. Gould was valedictorian of his high school class, he enrolled at Albany Teachers College upon graduation, studied to become a social studies or English teacher. After two years in college, Gould enlisted in the United States Army, during World War II, saw combat in France in a mortar battalion, he developed trench foot, was sent to England to recover. After convalescence, Gould served in a rail transport unit in France.
After the war, Gould returned to Albany Teachers College to study drama, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947. He performed in summer stock theatre on Cape Cod decided to enroll at Cornell University to study drama and speech. Gould earned a master of arts degree in 1948 and a Ph. D. in theatre in 1953 from Cornell, met his future wife, Lea Vernon. Upon graduation, Gould accepted a position at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, where he spent three years teaching and doing stage work, he made his professional theatre debut in 1955 as Thomas Jefferson in The Common Glory in Williamsburg. In 1956, Gould was offered a professorship in the drama department at the University of California, which he accepted, he taught there until 1960, when he decided to try professional acting himself. He had difficulty finding acting jobs at first, had to take work as a security guard and as a part-time acting teacher at UCLA. Gould was not credited for his work, he found more work and gained roles in The Yellow Canary, a Rod Serling movie with Pat Boone, Jack Klugman, Barbara Eden.
Gould worked in television in the 1960s and early 1970s, including roles in Dennis the Menace, Dr. Kildare, The Twilight Zone, The Donna Reed Show, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, I Dream Of Jeannie, The F. B. I; the Big Valley, Cannon. Get Smart and Mission: Impossible. Gould originated the role of Marlo Thomas's father Lou in the 1965 pilot for That Girl, but the series role went to Lew Parker, he appeared in He & She, two short-lived television series. Gould acted in a pilot broadcast as a 1972 episode of Love, American Style titled "Love and the Happy Days" as Howard Cunningham, the frustrated father of a young man named Richie Cunningham; when ABC turned that episode into a series called Happy Days, Gould was tabbed to reprise the Howard Cunningham role. However, when production was delayed, he went abroad to perform in a play. Midway through the play's run, after learning Happy Days was ready to begin shooting, he decided to honor his commitment to the stage production and passed on the part, which led to Tom Bosley being cast as the family patriarch.
Gould would state that a requirement to shave his beard was a factor in his declining the role. Gould had worked in television and film for fifteen years before his career took off with his portrayal of Kid Twist in The Sting. In 1972, Gould was cast as Martin Morgenstern, the father of Mary's best friend Rhoda, in an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, he reprised the role the following year and was hired as a regular when Rhoda became a spin-off in 1974. Gould appeared in the short-lived 1977 series The Feather and Father Gang, starring as Harry Danton, a smooth-talking ex-con man, with Stefanie Powers as Toni "Feather" Danton, his daughter and a hard-working, successful lawyer; the show was canceled after 13 episodes, Gould returned to Rhoda for the remainder of its run. Gould appeared in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors. In the 1980 NBC miniseries The Scarlett O'Hara War, he portrayed Louis B. Mayer and gained an Emmy nomination, he appeared as Chad Lowe's grandfather in Spencer, played a Jewish widower wooing the Christian Katharine Hepburn in Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry.
Other roles included a married man having an affair with another member of his Yiddish-speaking club in an episode of the PBS series The Sunset Years, as the owner of a deli grooming two African-American men to inherit his business in Singer & Sons. Gould received Emmy nominations for his roles in Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry and Moviola. Gould played the steadfast suitor of Rose Nylund on the NBC series The Golden Girls, he portrayed the father of a villain called The Prank