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These articles were guest authored by Judy Gold for various media outlets.

Penny Marshall gave girls like me permission to dream

Judy Gold

At the start of my freshman year of high school, a new show came on the air. It was about two single women living together, working at Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee and doin’ it their way. And the show’s ubiquitous theme song had people all over America speaking Yiddish!
Give us any chance — we’ll take it. Read us any rule, we’ll break it went the lyrics of the show’s theme song.
These women, Laverne and Shirley, were fearless. Finally, here on television were people I could relate to.

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Judy Gold: The hypocrisy of slamming Colbert

Judy Gold

I don’t know a comic or writer in the industry who doesn’t recognize his unique brilliance. I, for one, am very grateful that he has a late night show, and not only because I was a recent guest on his couch — well, chair.

After Ghostbusters, the Blues Sisters?

Judy Gold

The brand new Ghostbusters movie has finally opened. Many of you probably think it came out months ago, since it’s been pre-pre-reviewed so many times.
Why all the scrutiny, you ask? Because it’s an all-female cast. Well, not really, there are male characters, but in this version, the four busters all have vaginas, and they didn’t change the title. Perhaps we really are breaking the glass ceiling — of a haunted house.

Dear Ted Cruz...

Judy Gold

How are you? It must be so exhausting running for President. I hope you’re taking good care of yourself.

I happened to be flipping through the channels on Thursday night when I saw you talking to Donald Trump at the Republican debate about what you called “New York values.” I wasn’t sure at first what you meant, but then you explained: “I think most people know exactly what New York values are: socially liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, focused on money and the media.”

Anne Meara: Way more than Ben Stiller's mom

Judy Gold

I wondered if Anne Meara joked about this with her son after he had his first big break: “Over 60 years in show business, and I can just see my obituary, ‘Mother of Ben Stiller dies!’ “