Who is Missy Gold?
Born on July 14, 1970 in Great Falls, Montana, USA, Melissa Fisher is a psychologist and former child actress, best known for her role in the TV sitcom ‘Benson’ playing Katie Gatling, the daughter of the governor. She appeared in several other shows in the 1970s and 1980s, before retiring from the profession.
The Wealth of Missy Gold
As of mid 2020, Missy Gold’s net worth is estimated to be over $400,000 earned through success in her various endeavors. While she earned a significant income from her work as an actress, she also earns a lot as a licensed psychologist.
Early life and career beginnings
Missy grew up in Great Falls with an older sister. Her parents divorced when she was young, and their mother later remarried, legally adopting the two children and thus changing their surname to Goldstein, hence Missy’s stage name. They later had two half-siblings from their mother’s remarriage. The kids would go on to pursue and later pursue acting careers by appearing in various shows.
One of her first projects was the show “Eight is enough‘, which aired on ABC in the late 1980s. The series was based on the autobiography of journalist Tom Braden, who lived with eight children.
A popular personality at the time, he worked for CNN and was also a member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She then appeared in “Fantasy Island”, which also aired on ABC, telling the story of a mysterious island in the Pacific Ocean where people often live out their fantasies, not knowing that these fantasies come with a price. The show was very popular at the time and ran for seven series between 1978 and ’84.
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Another of Gold’s appearances was in “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”, which are based on the writings of Edward Stratemeyer who created the characters, although many other writers also worked on the stories. ghost writers.
The series combined two of his most popular new series, starring Shaun Cassidy, Pamela Sue Martin and Parker Stevenson. The show often treated the characters separately until their stories eventually intersected. Nancy Drew was later dropped to focus more on the Hardy Boys.
Her next project would be in the medical series “Trapper John, MD”, a spin-off of the movie “MASH”. The film starred Pernell Roberts as the titular surgeon who lives in San Francisco, California, having played the role in the original film. A television version of “MASH” was later made, although he was not recast in it.
Then came Gold’s biggest project of her youth career, in “Benson‘, which she was a part of throughout the run. The show is about the titular character played by Robert Guillaume, who previously played the role in “Soap”. The difference with this show was that it eschewed its soap opera roots and opted for a sitcom structure, which proved to be very popular at the time. She even won an award for her performance, but it wasn’t enough to convince her to continue as an actress. Shortly after the show ended, she focused on her education and retired for good.
Life after acting
Missy completed her high school education and then enrolled Georgetown University planning to pursue a career in the medical field. Located in Washington, D.C., the university is a highly selective school, choosing only about 15 percent of applications. The university is known for being very independent and most institutions are run by students.
During her time there, she developed an interest in psychology, which she later pursued and moved to California to enroll in the California School of Professional Psychology, desiring to earn a Ph.D. in that specific area.
CSPP is responsible for training more than half of the professional psychologists working in California, focusing on various aspects of psychology such as clinical, family, marital, and psychopharmacology. After completing her studies, she started a practice in Saint Helena, California, where she still works.
Sister – Tracey Gold
Like Missy, her older sister Tracey aspired to act as a child, though she continued acting for much longer, even into her late forties. She rose to fame in the 1980s when she became part of the sitcom “Growing Pains” where she played Carol Seaver. The show focuses on the lives of the Seaver family who live in Long Island, New York and was very successful, leading to many nominations and awards throughout its run.
She was also present during the reunion movies – “The Growing Pains Movie” and “Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers”.
During her adult career, she made mostly television movies, including “Stephen King’s Dead Zone”, “She’s No Angel”, and “Final Approach”. She also had a few film projects, but only in minor roles, including in “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” and “All Saints’ Eve”.
She is also known for her struggle with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that nearly killed her as it led to a drastic weight loss. sometimes.
After being cured of the disease, she now speaks in various commands and warns others about the dangers of anorexia.
Missy is married and is now Dr. Melissa Gold Wiedmann, although very little information is available about her partner. It is not known if she has children, but it is likely because her work often focuses on children to adults. She specializes in individual therapy and has devoted most of her life to various ailments that have developed as a result of stressful events. She often deals with postpartum patients, people with eating or anxiety disorders. Part of her career was rooted in her experiences with her sister, Tracey, who battled with anorexia for much of her career.