|Birthdate||July 23, 1916|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Death Date||July 20, 1999 (age 82)|
|Death Place||Burbank, California, United States|
Sandra Gould portrayed neighborhood snoop Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched (1966-1971). She was the second actress to play the role, taking over after Alice Pearce died of cancer. Gould reprised the role on the Tabitha series in the episode, The Arrival of Nancy (1977).
Short and with a very familiar chubby, chipmunk-like face and even more familiar abrasive tone, Brooklyn-born comedienne Sandra Gould kicked into high gear at a fairly early age. With small Broadway roles and scores of radio programs such as "My Friend Irma" and "Duffy's Tavern" (the latter in which she replaced original star Shirley Booth), already to her credit, she would go on to spend nearly fifteen years on the radio airwaves with star Jack Benny on his legendary program. By 1947, Sandra had breezed into minor filming, appearing in dozens of small bits. Typically, the unhelpful telephone operator, gabby receptionist or curt saleslady with a New York flair, she was glimpsed in such fare as June Bride (1948), Romance on the High Seas (1948) and My Dream Is Yours (1949) (both with Doris Day), Fourteen Hours (1951), The Great American Pastime (1956), Teacher's Pet (1958) (again with Doris Day), Imitation of Life (1959), Honeymoon Hotel (1964) and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966).
Seldom rising to feature status in films, television comedy proved more to her liking. Aside from being a regular on the series I Married Joan (1952) in the 1950s, audiences still remember Sandra from her appearance in I Love Lucy (1951) in the episode "Oil Wells", in which she played "Nancy Johnson", the fur-bearing wife of a Southern tycoon whom Lucy suspects of selling her fraudulent oil stock.
In 1966, her biggest break arrived when she was hired to replace the late Alice Pearce (who had died of cancer) as Gladys Kravitz, the neighborhood snoop, in the classic sitcom Bewitched (1964). Sandra stayed with the role for five seasons (1966-1971). Following this success, she slowed down her busy work schedule and focused on art and writing.
The widow of broadcasting executive Larry Berns, she had one son, Michael Berns. Sandra died in 1999 of a stroke following bypass surgery, three days before her eighty-third birthday. She may not have been a big character name during her time, but she possessed an unmistakable look and voice that she called her own and separated her from the rest, contributing to four media (stage, screen, television and radio) for over five decades.
|Endora Moves in for a Spell||October 20, 1966|
|Twitch or Treat||October 27, 1966|
|The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara||November 10, 1966|
|My Friend Ben||December 8, 1966|
|Samantha for the Defense||December 15, 1966|
|Soapbox Derby||December 29, 1966|
|The Crone of Cawdor||March 16, 1967|
|Nobody but a Frog Knows How to Live||April 27, 1967|
|Double, Double, Toil and Trouble||September 28, 1967|
|A Safe and Sane Halloween||October 26, 1967|
|Allergic to Macedonian Dodo Birds||November 16, 1967|
|Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember||November 23, 1967|
|My, What Big Ears You Have||December 7, 1967|
|I Confess||April 4, 1968|
|Samantha's Secret Saucer||April 18, 1968|
|Splitsville||May 16, 1968|
|Samantha's Wedding Present||September 26, 1968|
|Weep No More My Willow||December 19, 1968|
|Samantha the Bard||January 30, 1969|
|Daddy Does His Thing||April 4, 1969|
|You're So Agreeable||December 11, 1969|
|Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays||December 18, 1969|
|Tabitha's Very Own Samantha||January 29, 1970|
|Samantha's Pet Warlock||November 19, 1970|
|Mary the Good Fairy||January 21, 1971|
|The Good Fairy Strikes Again||January 28, 1971|
|This Little Piggie||February 25, 1971|
|Darrin Goes Ape||March 11, 1971|
|Laugh, Clown, Laugh||April 15, 1971|
Sandra Gould on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 5, 2019.