To some, he was a seasoned Hollywood character actor; to others, he was Rose's boyfriend Miles on The Golden Girls. He even played such eminent figures as Karl Marx, Ezra Pound, and Sigmund Freud on the stage. But to many of us, he will always be simply Martin Morganstern, Rhoda's dad. Harold Gould was born in Schenectady, New York, and was raised in nearby Colonie. He was an alumnus of my own alma mater, the University at Albany (which was then known as the New York State College for Teachers). Gould passed away on September 11 in Woodlawn Hills, California, at the age of 86. Let's all raise a virtual glass of Mogen David wine in memory of the talented and charming "Hal" Gould. There were seven cases of Mogan* + Morgan* in OhioLINK today.
(Harold Gould giving a lecture at the UAlbany theater department in 2003, from the New York State Writers Institute blog.)