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Character actor Harold Gould dies at 86

September 13, 2010 | 12:40 pm


Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in "The Sting" and Valerie Harper’s father on TV’s "Rhoda" and Betty White’s boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86.

Gould died of prostate cancer Saturday at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills, said Jaime Larkin, a spokeswoman for the fund.

A full obituary will follow at

-- Dennis McLellan

Photo: Harold Gould in 1987. Credit: Los Angeles Times