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Curious Journalism Fact of the Week
May 23, 2012, 8:26 am
Filed under: journalism

The Los Angeles Times has misspelled actor Elliott Gould’s name 47 times over the past 27 years.

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So tickling.

Comment by paula4president

That’s worth its weight in Gould!

Comment by elle

“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.” Attributed to P.T. Barnum among others.

Comment by hikerprman

On the Elliott Gould IMDB page, it says that Elliott with one ‘t’ (Elliot Gould) is an alternate spelling, maybe Elliott is fine with it

Comment by Casey Punchy

Or maybe the L.A. Times has misspelled it so often that IMDB accepts it as an “alternate” spelling. I can’t speak for Elliott/Elliot, but I’d be annoyed if society decided it was easier to give my name an “alternate spelling” than to just spell it right in the first place.

Comment by denverprblog

Good point, but here’s another surprising bit, on the video case of the highly regarded indie movie ‘Johns’ of which Elliott Gould appears in, they spell his name with one ‘T’ as well, and you think if they’re going to have a famous veteran actor in their film, with his name over the title, they’d spell it right…I was to say the least a little surprised!

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