Sandra Gould (July 23, 1916 - July 20, 1999) was an American actress.
Gould was born in Brooklyn. She began acting in films with an uncredited role in T-Men (1947). She continued to do uncredited film work for the remainder of the 1940s. Finally, she appeared in the movie The Story of Molly X (1949) with a credit to her name in the role of Vera, a con-artist. She continued to take minor film roles throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, some roles bigger than others.
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 as various characters in shows such as: I Love Lucy, December Bride, Maverick, The Flintstones, The Twilight Zone, The Lucy Show, Burke's Law, I Dream of Jeannie, and Mister Ed. Gould, however, did not have her big television break until 1966, after appearing in the comedy The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.
Gould found an eternal spot in pop culture when she landed the part of nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz on the popular ABC sitcom Bewitched, replacing Alice Pearce, who died of ovarian cancer in 1966. Actress Mary Grace Canfield ("Green Acres") was hired to play Abner's hallucinating sister Harriet, until a new Gladys was found in Gould. Gould looked nothing like Pearce, however her whiny voice and over-the-top performance secured her the part.
After Bewitched ended in 1972, Gould made appearances on TV shows including The Brady Bunch, Punky Brewster, Friends and Veronica's Closet. In 1977, Gould reprized her role as Gladys Kravitz on the unsuccessful Bewitched spin-off series, Tabitha.
Gould was one of only a few cast members with a regular role on Bewitched still alive by the late 1990s, along with Alice Ghostley (d. September 21, 2007), Bernard Fox, Erin Murphy, and Kasey Rogers (d. July 6, 2006).
Gould wrote two books, Always Say Maybe and Sexpots and Pans, published by Golden Press. Twice married, she was the widow of broadcasting executive Larry Berns, and had one son, Michael. She died immediately following heart surgery three days before her 83rd birthday.
Sandra Gould at the Internet Movie Database
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