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[[Image:Louise_Gold_JOUST_BTS_copy.jpg|thumb|300px|Louise Gold performs in the jousting scene.]]
'''Louise Gold''' (b. [[1956]]), trained at the Arts Educational School, is an actress and puppeteer who has done extensive stage work in Britain (especially in musical theatre), as well as being a recurring puppeteer in various Muppet productions. She was the only British member of the [[Muppet Show]] performing team.
 
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[[Image:LouiseAnnie.jpg|thumb|300px|Gold performs Annie Sue for "[[Stayin' Alive]]."]]
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[[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'']]
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[[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]].
In the [[Muppet Show Fan Club]] newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 1, 1981), the 5ft9" 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!"
 
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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>
   
 
In the [[Muppet Show Fan Club]] newsletter ([[:File:Fanclub_vol3num1pg3.jpg|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 founder member of the team behind the satirical TV show Spitting Image (that programme's original Leading Puppeteer).
 
   
 
As a puppeteer, she went on to become a founding member of the team behind the satirical TV show ''[[Spitting Image]]''.
Her most recent stage credits (as a singer actress in musical theatre) include Tanya in ''Mamma Mia'' , Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby in ''The Waterbabies'' , Baroness Bomburst in ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'' and Miss Andrew in ''Mary Poppins''
 
   
 
Some recent stage credits (as a singer actress in musical theater) include Tanya in ''[[ABBA|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!]]''.
==Credits==
 
   
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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''.
* ''[[The Muppet Show]]'': [[Afghan Hound]], [[African Masks|African Mask]] (Water), [[Annie Sue]], [[Beakie]] ([[Episode 307: Alice Cooper|episode 307]]), [[Zelda Rose]], [[Lou]], [[Patti Saverne]]
 
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* ''[[Sesame Street]]'': [[Ethel Mermaid]], The Princess with the Pea, [[Louisey]], [[Frazzle's Mom]], [[Renata Scottie Dog]], [[Prunella the Grouch]], assorted others
 
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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).
* ''[[The Dark Crystal]]'': [[SkekAyuk|Gourmand Skeksis]] (puppetry only)
 
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* ''[[The Ghost of Faffner Hall]]'': [[Fughetta Faffner]]
 
 
==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]], [[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 Animal Show]]'': [[Bunnie Bear]] (after the first season), [[Tizzy]] (after the first season), [[Rhonda Rat Rodent Reporter]]
 
* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], Daffodil
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* ''[[The Dark Crystal]]'': [[SkekAyuk|Gourmand Skeksis]] (puppetry only)
* ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': [[Mrs. Dilber]], Cockney Woman
 
* ''[[Muppet Treasure Island]]'': Tourist Rat
 
* ''[[The Muppets Go to the Movies]]'': Popcorn Girl
 
 
* ''[[The Tale of the Bunny Picnic]]'': [[Mother (Bunny Picnic)|Mother]]
 
* ''[[The Tale of the Bunny Picnic]]'': [[Mother (Bunny Picnic)|Mother]]
 
* ''[[The Ghost of Faffner Hall]]'': [[Fughetta Faffner]]
* ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'': [[Princess Lulabelle]], [[Phoebe The Fortune Teller]], [[Shula the Shark]], [[Meesy Mouse]]
 
 
* ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': [[Mrs. Dilber]], Cockney Woman
* [[A Green and Red Christmas]]
 
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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]], [[Diva la Diva]], [[Bad Wolf|Big Glad Wolf]], [[Cinderella]] ([[Colambo#lostslipper|Lost Slipper Caper]]), AM in "[[Classical Alphabet Song]]", [[Harriet and Herbert Hare|Harriet Hare]], [[Loretta]], [[chickens|chicken]] ("[[I Am Chicken]]") Maiden in "[[Maiden Love]]", [[Maria (Anything Muppet)|Maria]], [[Mathilda]], [[Molly Darton]], Green AM in "[[Near and Far (Cerf)|Near and Far]]", [[Pinkie Monster]], [[Old Mother Hubbard]] ([[Colambo#hubbard|Mother Hubbard's Heist]]), [[Rapunzel]] ([[Fairy Tales Today]]), Green AM in "[[Some Enchanted Lunchtime]]", [[Star White]], [[The Teenager]], AM in "[[Wet Paint Sign]]"
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* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], [[Daffodil]]
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* ''[[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
 
* ''[[Muppet Treasure Island]]'': Tourist Rat
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* ''[[Alice in Wonderland (film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'': Guinea Pigs, Flowers
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* ''[[Animal Farm]]'': Mabel the chicken (voice only)
 
* ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'': [[Meesey Mouse]], [[Princess Lulabelle]], Phoebe the Fortune Teller, Shula the Shark
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* ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]'': [[Annie Sue]], [[Kasey the Kangaroo|Kangaroo]]
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* ''[[That Puppet Game Show]] ''
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* ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'': [[Funella Furchester]], [[The Countess]], various others
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* ''[[The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance]]''
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==See also==
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* [[Miscellaneous Cameos]]
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==Sources==
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<references />
   
==External Links==
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==External links==
* [http://www.qsulis.demon.co.uk/Website_Louise_Gold/Start.htm Fan page with extensive info.]
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* [http://www.qsulis.org.uk/Website_Louise_Gold/Site_Guide.htm Fan page with extensive info]
* [http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml Muppet Central's Interview with Louise]
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* [http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml Emma Shane's Interview with Gold]
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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
   
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Revision as of 00:48, June 1, 2020

Performer.louisegold
Louise Gold JOUST BTS copy

Louise Gold performs in the jousting scene.

LouiseAnnie

Gold performs Annie Sue for "Stayin' Alive."

BBCNews-LouiseGold&amp;HerWhatnot-(2012)

Gold with her Muppet Whatnot likeness in 2012.

Louise-Funella

Gold with Funella of The Furchester Hotel

YFMMboBR

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

External links

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