Writer and Producer Cliff Gould Dies at 86


Cliff Gould, a writer and producer whose credits include TV's The Streets of San Francisco and the film Krakatoa: East of Java, died on Oct. 19. He was 86. 

In 1972-73, Gould produced all 26 episodes of the first season of ABC's Streets of San Francisco, which starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, and received a writing credit on nine installments during the crime drama's five-season run.

He also created the 1979 NBC secret agent series A Man Called Sloane, starring Robert Conrad.

Earlier, the Detroit native wrote, with Bernard Gordon, Krakatoa: East of Java (1969), a film about an erupting volcano in the late 19th century that starred Maximilian Schell and Diane Baker and earned an Oscar nomination for visual effects. Gould then penned Macho Callahan (1970), a Civil War-era movie starring David Janssen.

Gould also wrote and/or produced for such shows as Rawhide, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Mod Squad, Medical Center, Bracken's World, Mannix, Cade's County, The Devlin Connection and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

Gould began his career in radio and as an actor. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and served as a casting director for 20th Century Fox. 

Survivors include his wife, Addie, daughter Amy, granddaughter Maddie, stepchildren Jeff, Jamie and Judie and their children. Donations in his name can be made to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Gould's death was announced in a paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times.

 
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