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Although he got a late start in the acting profession, Harold Gould made up for lost time, appearing in hundreds of TV programs and scores of stage plays during his prolific career.

Born Dec. 10, 1923, in Schenectady, N.Y., Gould graduated with a doctorate degree in theater from Cornell University, where he later taught speech and drama. He decided to make the jump to performing in 1960 and worked in television and movies for more than a decade before he struck pay dirt playing dapper swindler Kid Twist in The Sting (1973). Other notable films on Gould's résumé include Silent Movie (1976), Patch Adams (1998) and Stuart Little (1999).

But television is where Gould became a fixture with a plethora of guest spots and recurring roles in two hit series: "Rhoda" (1974-78) and "The Golden Girls" (1985-92). Nominated for five Emmys over the course of his career, Gould passed away Sept. 11, 2010.

Harold Gould in The Sting

The Sting

1973 PG

After rookie grifter Johnny Hooker tracks down veteran flim-flam man Henry Gondorff in 1930s Chicago, the duo plans to fleece a homicidal racketeer through a phony racetrack scam involving a string of double- and triple-crosses.

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