University at Albany


Arthur Collins '48: was a student of, and after 1951, colleague of Agnes Futterer. Notable roles include Romeo to black Juliet in 1946, Newspaperman opposite Hal Gould in Man Who Came to Dinner (1947), Christopher in I Am a Camera (1954), Father in Six Characters (1973), and Gabriel in Bonjour-la, Bonjour for Mixed Company (1987). Retired to the Berkshires in 1986, playing multiple roles in seven staged readings at Lenox Theatre Lab (1991-92), including a one-man show to open the series - as Charles Dickens reading American Notes. Also, Arthur appeared as Frank Gulick, opposite Maureen Stapleton, in Joyce Carol Oates's, and as Isaiah Berlin, opposite Annette Miller as Anna Ahmatova, in Francis Benn Hall's Pasternak's Boots (2008), in addition to several other plays by F. B. Hall for the Lenox Library and Berkshires for presenting readings of poetry with Maureen Stapleton and Kristin Linklater, Peggy Penn, Dory Previn, and Annette Miller. He has appeared in one film: The Chosen One (released 2009).

Harold Gould '47: Harold Gould's career spans almost fifty years of performing in motion pictures, television, and on the stage.During his years in New York, he won the off-Broadway OBIE Award for his performance in the play The Increased Difficulty of Concentration, and in his work on Broadway he has appeared in such plays as Neil Simon's Fools, Jules Feiffer's Grown Ups, Tom Stoppard's Artist Descending a Staircase, and John Guare's House of Blue Leaves.

In the Los Angeles area he toured with his one man show Freud, won a L.A. Drama Circle Award as Ezra Pound in the play Incommunicado, and appeared in leading roles in such plays as Visiting Mr. Green, Old Wicked Songs, Substance Of Fire, I Never Sang For My Father. His Shakespearen roles at Shakespeare Festivals in Ashland, Oregon, and Cedar City, Utah include Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, as well as the title role in King Lear, and Prospero in The Tempest. In his tour throughout the East and mid West Gould earned acclaim in the play Tuesdays With Morrie. Most recently in the Los Angeles area he performed a role in the David Mamet play, Duck Variations.

Gould's list of films includes The Sting, The Lawyer, Silent Movie, Love and Death, The Front Page, Seems Like Old Times, Patch Adams, Masters of Disguise, and Freaky Friday.

He has received the Ace Cable TV Award for his role in Ray Bradbury's To The Chicago Abyss as well as five Emmy nominations for his extensive television work. This includes, among many others, multiple appearances on Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore, Hawaii Five-O, Big Valley, Gunsmoke, The Golden Girls, and his co-starring role with Katharine Hepburn in the television movie Mrs. Delafield Wants To Marry.Much of Gould's early television areer was spent working in comedy with Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Red Buttons and Carl Reiner. His movie comedy work includes films with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Peter Sellers, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams. Continuing his interest in comedy, Gould now occasionally tours the U.S. with an original; burlesque-vaudeville play entitled Viagra Falls.