Andrew Gold (I) (1951–2011)


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Every day, somewhere across the globe, someone is enjoying the music of Andrew Gold. Whether it's his joyous ode "Thank You for Being a Friend," his plaintive hit "Lonely Boy," his chiming guitar work and supple arrangements on various classic tracks such as Linda Ronstadt's smash hit "You're No Good," his crafty, ear-friendly art-pop as one half ... See full bio »

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(age 59) in Encino, California, USA

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Known For

The Golden Girls Music Department
(1985-1992)
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
(1997)
Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest
(1978-1980)
The Waterboy Soundtrack
(1998)

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  The Sara Cox Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Episode #1.38 (2019) ... (performer: "Lonely Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lonely Boy" - uncredited)
 2019 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Untethered Sole (2019) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
- Chain Migration (2019) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
  For Facts Sake (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (performer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2018 Car Share (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Finale (2018) ... (writer: "Bridge to Your Heart")
 2018 Atlanta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Woods (2018) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2015-2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Will Smith/Fran Lebowitz/Billie Eilish (2018) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
- Cameron Diaz/Jon Favreau/Alessia Cara (2016) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
- Christina Aguilera/Jeff Probst/Kid Rock (2015) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend")
 2018 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Goldberg Girls (2018) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
 2017 Trolls Holiday (TV Short) (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend")
 2017 How to Be a Latin Lover (writer: "Thank you for being a Friend")
 2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Passenger Fatty-Seven (2017) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend" (The Theme from Golden Girls))
 2016 Brice 3 (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
 2016 The Nice Guys (performer: "Lonely Boy") / (writer: "Lonely Boy")
 2015 JonTron's StarCade (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Star Wars Holiday Special (FINALE) (2015) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kimmy Goes to Court! (2015) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2014 Looking (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Looking Glass (2014) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
- Looking for Uncut (2014) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend" - uncredited)
 2014 Date and Switch (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- 2012: Auditions 3 (2012) ... (performer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 December 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Lonely Boy")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Anne Hathaway/Florence and the Machine (2010) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend" - uncredited)
- Buck Henry/Andrew Gold/Andrae Crouch & Voices of Unity (1980) ... (performer: "This This One Goodbye" - uncredited)
 2009 ¡Pechos fuera! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
 2007 The X Factor: Celebrity (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend" - uncredited)
 2006 The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack (TV Movie documentary) ("Thank you for being a friend")
 2001 The Wednesday Night Save the World Society (producer: "Who Needs Love")
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Bridge to Your Heart" - uncredited)
 2000 This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Thank You for Being a Friend")
 1998 The Waterboy (performer: "Lonely Boy") / (writer: "Lonely Boy")
 1998 Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland (Video short) (lyrics: "Spooky Scary Skeletons") / (music: "Spooky Scary Skeletons")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "Lonely Boy") / (writer: "Lonely Boy")
 1994 A Chipmunk Celebration (TV Short) (writer: "Gotta Believe in Pumpkins")
 1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (TV Movie) (performer: "Stand Tall") / (producer: "Stand Tall") / (writer: "Stand Tall")
 1993 Heart and Souls (producer: "My Heart & Soul")
 1992 What's Up Doc? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1992) ... (writer: "Never Let Her Slip Away")
 1985-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (writer - 152 episodes)
- One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1992) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
- Home Again, Rose: Part 2 (1992) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
- Home Again, Rose: Part 1 (1992) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
- Rose: Portrait of a Woman (1992) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1992) ... (writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend")
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills (producer: "Be Thankful For What You Got")
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie) (writer: "What a Gentleman Does")
 1990 Cry-Baby (performer: "SH BOOM")
 1989 On the Waterfront (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.12 (1989) ... (writer: "Wherever You Are")
 1987 Burglar (writer: "Alright Tonight")
 1987 Moordspel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flitsend en fataal (1987) ... (writer: "Systematic")
 1983 Independence Day (producer: "Looking for Love")
 1978 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.206 (1978) ... (writer: "Thank You for Being a Friend")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (writer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
- Episode dated 27 July 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "How Can This Be Love")
- Episode dated 13 July 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "How Can This Be Love")
- Episode dated 4 May 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Never Let Her Slip Away") / (writer: "Never Let Her Slip Away")
- Episode dated 20 April 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Never Let Her Slip Away") / (writer: "Never Let Her Slip Away")
- Episode dated 6 April 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Never Let Her Slip Away") / (writer: "Never Let Her Slip Away")
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Album: "Since 1951" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Wax
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 2000] I think the '60s and '70s were the peak period for the singer-songwriter, for sure. Nowadays it's a slightly different thing, with the recording and arrangement more important than the song. But I'm not bothered by it.

Trivia:

His 1978 hit single, "Thank You For Being a Friend", was later used as the theme for The Golden Girls (1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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