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Encyclopedia > Tracey Gold
Cover of Tracey Gold's 2003 book.
Cover of Tracey Gold's 2003 book.

Tracey Gold (born Tracey Claire Fisher on May 16, 1969 in New York City) is an American actress, best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... For other uses, see Growing Pains (disambiguation). ...

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Early life

Her sister is the actress Missy Gold, who appeared on Benson. Missy would be famous first, but Tracey's fame would later eclipse that of her sister, who is only 11 months younger than she. Her adopted stage name "Gold" comes from her stepfather Harry Gold (né Goldstein), who married her mother when Tracey was a preschooler, and later became a very powerful Hollywood agent, and the agent of his stepdaughters. Her sister Missy also shares the birth name Fisher. this is 4 fat kids!!!!!!!!!!! ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Acting career

Gold has been an actress since the age of four, first appearing in a Pepsi print ad. She appeared in two canceled series, Shirley with Shirley Jones in 1979, and Goodnight Beantown, starring Bill Bixby in 1983. Gold was originally cast as the youngest daughter in the original pilot series of the show Gimme A Break! starring Nell Carter, but was replaced by actress Lara Jill Miller when the show went to series. Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987. ... Nell Carter, as Nell Harper on Gimme a Break! Nell Carter (September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and film, stage and television actress. ... Lara Jill Miller portrays the titular character in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Lara Jill Miller (born April 20, 1967 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American television, stage and voice actress. ...


In 1985, she auditioned for the part of Carol Seaver on Growing Pains, but was not initially cast. A few months later, she was summoned to audition for the part again when the original pilot actress was to be replaced. (nearly the reverse of what had happened to her a few years earlier on Gimme A Break!) She got the role, and it made her famous, running from 1985 until 1992. Gold became a famous teen star. In 1988, Gold also starred as Angela Strull in the teen film Dance 'Til Dawn. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Dance Til Dawn. ... The teen film (also called teen movie or teenpic) is a film genre in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers, such as coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst and alienation. ... It has been suggested that Kevin McCrea be merged into this article or section. ...


After the end of the long-running series, Gold continued to work as an actress, and was the most successful by far of any of her former co-stars. From the mid-nineties, until well into the first decade of the new millennium, Gold starred in a long string of television movies of the week, many which often air as re-runs on the Lifetime network, or are produced by the network itself. Lifetime can refer to: Life expectancy, the length of time a person is alive One of the American media ventures owned by Lifetime Entertainment Services Lifetime (TV network), a cable television network Lifetime Movie Network, a cable movie network Lifetime (band), an American melodic hardcore punk band from New Jersey...


Battle with anorexia

Gold in For the Love of Nancy (1994)‎
Gold in For the Love of Nancy (1994)‎

Gold is also famous for her highly publicized battle with anorexia nervosa, which almost killed her. From about the age seven, she says that she thought about dieting, having learned the word and the concept on the many television sets she worked on as a very busy child actress. She became preoccupied with the television movie The Best Little Girl in World, starring actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, about an anorexic. In her autobiography, she says that in an attempt to control her development into a woman, she began restricting what she ate. When she was 11, she was diagnosed with the early stages of anorexia nervosa by her family pediatrician after a weight loss that accompanied a growth spurt. After some counseling, she eventually returned to a more normal weight for most of her teenage years. In 1988, when she was 19, she gained some weight over the Growing Pains series hiatus. That season, she was the brunt of "fat" jokes from her television brothers for many episodes in a row. Beginning in October 1988, she dieted from 133 pounds to about 110 pounds on a 500 calorie a day diet, but still occasionally was the brunt of "fat" jokes by her television brothers. In her autobiography, she says that between 1989 and 1991, she became increasingly obsessed with food and her weight, and continued to slowly and steadily lose weight. In 1990 she began group therapy in an eating disorder program, but only learned more ways to lose weight. That season, her problem with weight loss was touched upon slightly on her television series, when Gold is seen looking at her body in a carnival mirror, and describes to another character the distorted image in her head. In 1991, she started starving herself more than ever and vomiting, and lost a massive amount of weight, to the point that she was admitted to a hospital in early 1992. Her lowest weight is estimated to have been near 80 pounds. She was suspended from the show for her skeletal appearance. She last appeared in the 1991 Christmas episode, and did not return until the last two shows of the series in the late spring of 1992, although she was not nearly recovered at this point. After a several year struggle, Gold eventually recovered, and starred in the 1994 TV movie For the Love of Nancy with Jill Clayburgh. The film explored a young woman's battle with anorexia and its effects on her family. Although she was warned of the possibility that she had done damage to her reproductive organs by the years of anorexia, Gold was later able to bear three children. As she entered her thirties, she continually maintained a normal weight for a woman of her age, and often held speaking engagements warning young women about the dangers of eating disorders, all the while continuing work as an actress. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Anorexia. ... Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous films. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... Jill Clayburgh (born April 30, 1944) is an American actress of stage, motion pictures, and television. ...


Personal life and post-Growing Pains

Gold met her husband Roby Marshall through Growing Pains costar Joanna Kerns, who portrayed Marshall's mother in the TV miniseries adaptation of the true crime book Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss. Roby had served as a consultant on the miniseries, which dramatized the 1984 case in which his father, Toms River, New Jersey businessman Robert O. Marshall, was charged with (and later convicted of) the contract killing of his wife (and Roby's mother) Maria.[1] Joanna Kerns (born February 12, 1953) is an American actress and director best known for her role as Maggie Seaver on the family sitcom Growing Pains from 1985-1992. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... True crime is a non-fiction genre in which the author uses an actual crime and real people as a point of departure. ... Blind Faith is both a bestselling true crime book and a TV miniseries adapted from the book. ... Joe McGinniss (born 1942) is an American writer, most notably successful in the non-fiction true crime genre. ... This article is about the year. ... The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Robert O. Marshall is a former Toms River, New Jersey businessman who in 1984 was charged with (and later convicted of) the contract killing of his wife, Maria. ... In most countries with judicial systems, a contract to kill a person is unenforceable by law (in the sense that the customer cannot sue for specific performance and the contract killer cannot sue for his pay). ...


Gold and Marshall married in 1994, and have three sons: Sage (b. February 1997), Bailey (b. March 1999) and Aiden Michael (b. May 2004). Gold announced in October 2007 that she and her husband were expecting their fourth child, a boy, due in May 2008.[2] Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1999 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December March 1 - One of four bombs detonated in Lusaka, Zambia, destroys the Angolan Embassy. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8...


In 2003, Gold wrote the book Room to Grow: An Appetite for Life with Julie McCarron.


DUI arrest

Gold was arrested for driving under the influence after a car accident on September 3, 2004. Her husband and two of her three children were injured, one with a broken clavicle and a head laceration, but her newborn infant was not hurt. She posted $50,000 bail the following day. Gold originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, but later changed her plea to guilty and was sentenced to one month in a work release program, 240 hours of community service, and three years' probation. For other uses, see Under the influence. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word bail as a legal term means: Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that persons appearance for trial. ... Look up Furlough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Gold made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, explaining her side of the story and what happened on what she proclaims was "the worst night of her life." The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


Present day

Gold was a contestant on the program Celebrity Mole 2: Yucatan in 2004, and starred in the movie Safe Harbor in 2006. She is currently hosting the TVGUIDE Channel mini-show Trapped in TV Guide. Celebrity Mole was a spin-off to the unscripted television series The Mole, produced by Stone Stanley Entertainment. ...


Trivia

  • As a child, Gold would only order tuna melt sandwiches at a restaurant, no matter how fancy.
  • Gold's first idea of diet as a very young child consisted of skipping dinner, and eating a Kit Kat bar instead.
  • Gold's childhood pediatrician was Dr. Gettleman, the same doctor used for the children of Lucille Ball. He was the first doctor to diagnose her anorexia.
  • During her many years struggling with eating disorders, Gold ordered the same takeout dinner every night for years: Angel hair pasta with marinara sauce from California Pizza Kitchen.
  • During her battle with anorexia, Gold admits she drank excessive amounts of Diet Coke, and continued to love it even years later.
  • Although Gold played the younger sister of Mike Seaver, played by actor Kirk Cameron, she is actually a year older than the former teen idol. Gold and Cameron have known each other since childhood, having worked together previously in commercials, and in the movie The Best of Times.
  • When she was nine, Gold played one of the daughters in the Albert Finney and Diane Keaton film Shoot the Moon. Also in the cast was fellow future famous child actress Tina Yothers.
  • Gold's second child Bailey nearly drowned as a toddler in a pool.
  • Gold has appeared as an anorexia "expert" on the television show Extra, and has counseled the famed anorexic twins from England.
  • The Synth/pop band Freezepop has a song entitled "Tracey Gold" with few references to her on Growing Pains.
  • Gold's high school prom date was co-star Kirk Cameron, although she says there was nothing romantic about the night.
  • Two of Carol Seaver's on-sceren love interests placed Gold along side two future A-list stars when they appeared as guest actors on Growing Pains: Brad Pitt and Matthew Perry. Interestingly, Perry's character of boyfriend Sandy is killed-off in a drunk driving incident as part of a very special episode of the series. Many years later, Gold herself would be involved in a drunk driving incident.
  • Gold's brother-in-law Christopher V. Marshall is the Alumni Director at Lehigh University, and is the person credited with getting Gold over her fear of driving following her DUI arrest in 2004.
  • Gold's DUI accident in September 2004 was only days apart from the twentieth anniversary of the murder of her late mother-in-law Maria Marshall. (Gold's father-in-law Robert O. Marshall is in prison for planning the murder).
  • In a documentary filmed about Gold and her acting siblings in 1984, both Tracey and Missy Gold accurately predicted their futures. Missy predicted she would be in medicine, and is now a psychologist. Tracey said she would be an actress and have lots of children, which is the case.
  • In the mid-eighties, Gold's younger acting sister Brandy Gold appeared in the miniseries Fatal Vision, based on a book by Joe McGinnis. A few years later, another McGinnis book Blind Faith, about the 1984 Maria Marshall murder in Toms River, New Jersey, was made into a mini-series. It starred Joanna Kerns who introduced the Marshall's son Roby to her Growing Pains co-star Tracey Gold. The two are married to this day.

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Notes

  1. ^ Gold's father-in-law spent nearly 22 years on death row in New Jersey before his death sentence was overturned in May 2006. In August 2006, he was resentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 2014.
  2. ^ (http://www.etonline.com/news/2007/10/54592/index.html)

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Tracey Gold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (456 words)
Gold was arrested for driving under the influence on September 3, 2004.
Gold originally pleaded innocent to the charges, but later changed her plea to guilty and was sentenced to one month in a work release program, 240 hours of community service and three years' probation.
Gold's father in-law Robert O. Marshall spent nearly 22 years on death row in New Jersey for the contract killing of his wife before having his sentence overturned in May 2006.
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