By Kate Ward
Updated September 14, 2010 at 04:28 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Ryan Miller/Getty ImagesHarold Gould, the actor who played Rhoda’s father Martin Morgenstern on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, has passed away, the New York Times reports. The actor — who died of prostate cancer — was 86 years old.

Gould was well-known for his work in other sitcoms, like The Golden Girls, in which he played a widower who romanced Betty White’s Rose. The actor was also active on film, appearing in such movies as 1973’s The Sting, 1975’s Love and Death, and 1976’s Silent Movie. Among some of his other television credits: The Donna Reed Show, St. Elsewhere, Dallas, Perry Mason, The King of Queens, L.A. Law, Hawaii Five-0, Soap, The Love Boat, Mister Ed, That Girl, and Hogan’s Heroes.

“He was one of the dearest, kindest, most wonderful people you’d ever want to meet,” Rhoda star Valerie Harper told EW. “And he was a terrific actor…He’s what any girl would want as a father. And I got to have him. It’s a dimmer world without Harold.”