Birth Name: Elliot Gould
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gould's parents had emigrated from Eastern Europe and settled in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, where Gould was born Elliot Goldstein on Aug. 29, 1938. His father worked in the garment business, while his mother kept the household in order. As a student at P.S. 247, Gould's younger years were clouded by the pressure to succeed and enormous parental expectations that would always stay with him. At the age of eight, his parents put him into dance classes to help cure him of a shy personality - an outlet that worked. Moving on to Manhattan's Professional Children's School across the East River, Gould found a quick fascination with tap dancing, which he continued to hone while enjoying...
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