During this time, Gold became a famous teen star and battled anorexia. Her second onscreen kiss was with. She did so on Twitter, showing support for the LGTB community and pointing out that she believed in equal rights for everybody. [1], The name "Gold" is a shortened form of the name acquired by Tracey and Missy when they were adopted by Harry Goldstein, who married Fisher when Tracey was a preschooler; an actor in his own right (he had supporting roles in Carrie and on The Secrets of Isis), he later became a Hollywood agent. She was suspended from the show for her skeletal appearance. [7] Gold was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers and charged with a felony count of driving under the influence causing injury. In her autobiography, Gold says that in an attempt to control her development into a woman, she bega… Her first television starring role was as Missy Ann (Sandy Duncan's character as a girl) in the ABC mini-series Roots. The family resides in Los Angeles. The Seaver brood had Mike (Kirk Cameron), Carol, Ben (Jeremy Miller), and later in the show Chrissy (twins Kelsey and Kirsten Dohring, and Ashley Johnson). Her lowest weight is estimated to have been near 80 pounds. Melissa, who formerly was a child actress, is now a practicing psychologist in California. She became preoccupied with the television movie The Best Little Girl in the World, starring actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, about an anorexic teenager. He was only 69 years old, and, according to HuffPost, he died after his aorta ruptured. In 1990 Gold began group therapy in an eating disorder program, but only learned more ways to lose weight. While Gold's husband and two of her sons (ages five and five months) were not seriously injured in the late-night crash, the actress's oldest child, 7-year-old Sage, suffered a broken clavicle and a head laceration. In 1985, Gold auditioned for the role of Carol Seaver on Growing Pains, but was not initially cast. [2], Gold met her husband Roby Marshall through Growing Pains co-star Joanna Kerns, who portrayed Marshall's mother in the TV miniseries adaptation of the 1989 true crime book Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss. Tracey Gold on August 17, 2018 in St. Charles, Missouri | Source: Getty Images. She co-starred in several features such as Shoot the Moon (opposite Albert Finney and Diane Keaton), Best of Times (with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell) and Wanted and Tailspin.In 2012 Tracey hosted and Produced the reality series Starving Secrets for LifeTime. |  Tracey, Roby, and two of their sons, Bailey and Dylan (aged five and five months at the time), came out of the accident with minor injuries. Although she was warned of the possibility that she had done damage to her reproductive organs by the years of anorexia, Gold was later able to bear four children. When she was 11, she was diagnosed with the early stages of anorexia by her family pediatrician after a weight loss that accompanied a growth spurt. Following Tracey's lead, three of her younger sisters have also pursued acting: Missy starred in the long-running ABC series Benson, Brandy starred in ABC's Baby Makes Five, and Jessie starred alongside Tracey in Shattered Trust.Tracey's career as an actress started at the age of five when she began working in commercials. Tracey said: “[Alan’s death] is still surreal. May 9, 2004), and Dylan Christopher (b. April 1, 2008).[4]. [5] Recently, Gold appeared as the spokesperson in "Baby Sleeps Safe", a national television infomercial for Baby Guardian. She also portrayed the title character in the ABC television movie For the Love of Nancy. After seven years and the same number of seasons, the TV show ended in April 1992. [3], Gold and Marshall married on October 8, 1994, and have four sons: Sage Gold (b. February 16, 1997), Bailey Vincent (b. In 1991, she started starving herself more than ever and vomiting, and lost a massive amount of weight, to the point that she was admitted to a hospital in early 1992. After some counseling, she eventually returned to a more normal weight for most of her teenage years. May 9, 2004) and Dylan Christopher (April 1st, 2008). March 4, 1999), Aiden Michael (b. In 1988 at age 19, Gold gained some weight over the Growing Pains series hiatus. We and other data collection technologies to provide the best experience for our customers. Sometimes, we’d keep [in touch], but Alan always kept [in] touch with all of us. She played one of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton's four daughters in the feature film Shoot the Moon (1982). In her autobiography, Gold says that in an attempt to control her development into a woman, she began restricting what she ate. The actor passed away on December 13, 2016. She is currently hosting the TV Guide Channel mini-show Trapped in TV Guide. March 4, 1999), Aiden Michael (b. On January 2, 2012, she appeared on the ABC network's reality series, Celebrity Wife Swap, trading places with singer Carnie Wilson for a week. [8], Gold's father-in-law spent nearly 22 years on, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tracey_Gold&oldid=985254020, Participants in American reality television series, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2011, Turner Classic Movies person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episode: "Three's a Crowd/Second Time Around", This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 21:51.