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Tracey Gold

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Tracey Gold is an American actress and former child star best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains. In early 2009, she co-hosted with Fred Roggin on the live show GSN Live.

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 early life
Gold was born Tracey Claire Fisher in New York City. Her younger sister is fellow actress Missy Gold, who appeared on the TV series Benson from 1979 to 1986; their mother, Bonnie Fisher, was an advertising executive.

The name "Gold" is a shortened form of the name acquired by Tracey and Missy when they were adopted by Harry Goldstein, who married her mother when Tracey was a preschooler; an actor in his own right , he later became a Hollywood agent. Missy and Tracey have three younger half-sisters, two of whom, Brandy and Jessie Gold, are actresses.

 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. She played one of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton's four daughters in the 1982 feature film Shoot the Moon.

In 1985, Gold auditioned for the role of Carol Seaver on Growing Pains, but was not initially cast. The actress chosen for the pilot was later replaced with Gold for the series, and Growing Pains ran from 1985 until 1992. During this time, Gold became a famous teen star. In 1988, Gold also starred as Angela Strull in the teen film Dance 'til Dawn.

After the end of the long-running series, Gold continued to work as an actress. Over the next decade, Gold starred in several television movies.


She was also on the J G Wentworth commercial in 2008.

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