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[[Image:LouiseAnnie.jpg|thumb|300px|Gold performs Annie Sue for "[[Stayin' Alive]]."]]
 
[[Image:LouiseAnnie.jpg|thumb|300px|Gold performs Annie Sue for "[[Stayin' Alive]]."]]
 
[[Image:BBCNews-LouiseGold&HerWhatnot-(2012).jpg|thumb|300px|Gold with her [[The Muppet Whatnot Workshop|Muppet Whatnot likeness]] in 2012.]]
 
[[Image:BBCNews-LouiseGold&HerWhatnot-(2012).jpg|thumb|300px|Gold with her [[The Muppet Whatnot Workshop|Muppet Whatnot likeness]] in 2012.]]
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[[Image:Louise-Funella.png|thumb|300px|Gold with Funella of ''The Furchester Hotel'']]
 
[[File:YFMMboBR.jpeg|thumb|300px|Gold with [[Mean Mama]].]]
 
[[File:YFMMboBR.jpeg|thumb|300px|Gold with [[Mean Mama]].]]
   
 
'''Louise Gold''' (b. August 19, [[1956]]), trained at the Arts Educational School, is an actress and puppeteer who has done extensive stage work in Britain (especially in musical theater), as well as being a recurring puppeteer in various Muppet productions. She was the only British member of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' performing team. She joined the Muppet Team in 1977, during the second season of ''The Muppet Show''. Her most well known character on the show was young and aspiring pig [[Annie Sue]].
 
'''Louise Gold''' (b. August 19, [[1956]]), trained at the Arts Educational School, is an actress and puppeteer who has done extensive stage work in Britain (especially in musical theater), as well as being a recurring puppeteer in various Muppet productions. She was the only British member of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' performing team. She joined the Muppet Team in 1977, during the second season of ''The Muppet Show''. Her most well known character on the show was young and aspiring pig [[Annie Sue]].
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While on ''The Muppet Show'', she frequently worked as assistant to [[Jim Henson]] when performing characters that would require more than one person. She has also been teamed with [[Jerry Nelson]] often times over the years in various productions, especially for musical numbers. She commented on this, saying: "I guess people think we sound good together!"<ref name="eshane">[http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml "Loud, Left-handed and Lovely" by Emma Shane]</ref>
 
While on ''The Muppet Show'', she frequently worked as assistant to [[Jim Henson]] when performing characters that would require more than one person. She has also been teamed with [[Jerry Nelson]] often times over the years in various productions, especially for musical numbers. She commented on this, saying: "I guess people think we sound good together!"<ref name="eshane">[http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml "Loud, Left-handed and Lovely" by Emma Shane]</ref>
   
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==Muppet/Henson Credits==
 
==Muppet/Henson Credits==
* ''[[The Muppet Show]]'': [[Afghan Hound]], [[African Masks|African Mask]] (Water), [[Annie Sue]], [[Beakie]] ([[Episode 307: Alice Cooper|episode 307]]), [[Zelda Rose]], [[Lou]], [[Lottie Lemon and her Singing Wig]], [[Mean Mama]], [[Fish Singer]]
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* ''[[The Muppet Show]]'': [[Afghan Hound]], [[African Masks|African Mask]] (Water), [[Annie Sue]], [[Beakie]] ([[Episode 307: Alice Cooper|episode 307]]), [[Zelda Rose]], [[Lou]], [[Lottie Lemon and her Singing Wig]], [[Mean Mama]], [[Fish Singer]], [[Mildred Huxtetter]] (episodes [[Episode 204: Rich Little|204]] and [[Episode 305: Pearl Bailey|305]])
 
* ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'': [[Annie Sue]], [[Lou]]
 
* ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'': [[Annie Sue]], [[Lou]]
 
* ''[[The Muppets Go to the Movies]]'': Popcorn Girl
 
* ''[[The Muppets Go to the Movies]]'': Popcorn Girl
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* ''[[The Ghost of Faffner Hall]]'': [[Fughetta Faffner]]
 
* ''[[The Ghost of Faffner Hall]]'': [[Fughetta Faffner]]
 
* ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': [[Mrs. Dilber]], Cockney Woman
 
* ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': [[Mrs. Dilber]], Cockney Woman
* ''[[Sesame Street]]'': [[Ethel Mermaid]], [[Louisey]], [[Mrs. Frazzle]], [[Renata Scottie]], [[Prunella]], [[Diva]], [[Super Nanny]], [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], [[Anyone's Nose singer]], [[Charmin']], the Princess with the Pea, [[The Grand Royal Square Lover]], [[Bob Lackey]], [[Darlene]], [[Bonnie Rabbit]]
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* ''[[Sesame Street]]'' ([[Season 23 (1991-1992)|Seasons 23]], [[Season 24 (1992-1993)|24]], [[Season 25 (1993-1994)|25]], and [[Season 27 (1995-1996)|27]]): [[Ethel Mermaid]], [[Louisey]], [[Mrs. Frazzle]], [[Renata Scottie]], [[Prunella]], [[Diva]], [[Super Nanny]], [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], [[Anyone's Nose singer]], [[Charmin']], the Princess with the Pea, [[The Grand Royal Square Lover]], [[Bob Lackey]], [[Darlene]], [[Bonnie Rabbit]], [[Matilda]], [[Roxanne (Sesame Street)|Roxanne]], [[Celeste (Biff's wife)|Celeste]], [[Sooey the Pig]]
 
* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], [[Daffodil]]
 
* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], [[Daffodil]]
 
* ''[[The Animal Show]]'': [[Bunnie Bear]] (after the first season), [[Tizzy]] (after the first season), [[Rhonda Rat|Rhonda Rat, Rodent Reporter]], [[Trudy the Chimpanzee]], [[Natasha the Tarantula]], [[Doreen the Camel]], [[Phoenicia the Hippopotamus]], [[Monica the Musk Ox]], [[Alicia the Volcano Rabbit]], [[Mavis the Frog]], [[Virginia the Red Fox]], many other guest animals
 
* ''[[The Animal Show]]'': [[Bunnie Bear]] (after the first season), [[Tizzy]] (after the first season), [[Rhonda Rat|Rhonda Rat, Rodent Reporter]], [[Trudy the Chimpanzee]], [[Natasha the Tarantula]], [[Doreen the Camel]], [[Phoenicia the Hippopotamus]], [[Monica the Musk Ox]], [[Alicia the Volcano Rabbit]], [[Mavis the Frog]], [[Virginia the Red Fox]], many other guest animals
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* ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]'': [[Annie Sue]], [[Kasey the Kangaroo|Kangaroo]]
 
* ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]'': [[Annie Sue]], [[Kasey the Kangaroo|Kangaroo]]
 
* ''[[That Puppet Game Show]] ''
 
* ''[[That Puppet Game Show]] ''
* ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'': [[Funella Furchester]], [[The Countess]], Feathered-Hat Woman, Ms. Gator, Mrs. Woofberg
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* ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'': [[Funella Furchester]], [[The Countess]], various others
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* ''[[The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance]]''
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16748916 BBC News - Louise Gold: Meet the British 'Muppeteer'] (2012-01-26) video
 
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16748916 BBC News - Louise Gold: Meet the British 'Muppeteer'] (2012-01-26) video
   
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Revision as of 22:03, October 25, 2019

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Louise Gold

Louise Gold JOUST BTS copy

Louise Gold performs in the jousting scene.

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Gold performs Annie Sue for "Stayin' Alive."

BBCNews-LouiseGold&amp;HerWhatnot-(2012)

Gold with her Muppet Whatnot likeness in 2012.

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Gold with Funella of The Furchester Hotel

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Gold with Mean Mama.

Louise Gold (b. August 19, 1956), trained at the Arts Educational School, is an actress and puppeteer who has done extensive stage work in Britain (especially in musical theater), as well as being a recurring puppeteer in various Muppet productions. She was the only British member of The Muppet Show performing team. She joined the Muppet Team in 1977, during the second season of The Muppet Show. Her most well known character on the show was young and aspiring pig Annie Sue.

While on The Muppet Show, she frequently worked as assistant to Jim Henson when performing characters that would require more than one person. She has also been teamed with Jerry Nelson often times over the years in various productions, especially for musical numbers. She commented on this, saying: "I guess people think we sound good together!"[1]

In the Muppet Show Fan Club newsletter (Volume 3, No 1, 1981), the 5'9" tall performer described the hiring process: "They were looking for a girl strong enough and tall enough to manipulate the puppets. I think I was chosen for my size, not my talent!"

As a puppeteer, she went on to become a founding member of the team behind the satirical TV show Spitting Image.

Some recent stage credits (as a singer actress in musical theater) include Tanya in Mamma Mia, Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby in The Waterbabies, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, and Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin in Oliver!.

As a cabaret performer she has attempted to bring together both strands of her career, particularly in her own cabaret act LOUISE GOLD...By Appointment.

In August of 2010, she led the Jim Henson's Camden walk. In the February 2013 issue of Empire, James Bobin confirmed that Louise Gold would perform in Muppets Most Wanted and that her character Annie Sue would be in the movie (though her character had no featured lines in the final edit of the film).

Muppet/Henson Credits

See also

Sources

  1. "Loud, Left-handed and Lovely" by Emma Shane

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