Harold Gould; Edwin Newman

Edwin Newman had a detestation of pomposity, clich├ęs, errors and jargon, especially from the powerful.

I am particularly fascinated with the story of Harold Gould, an actor with over 200 credits on his resume. He grew up in Schenectady, NY, near Albany, and went to State Teachers College, which is now UAlbany, belonging to the only Jewish fraternity available. His academics were interrupted by World War II, but he came back to Albany to get his degree in 1947. Eventually, taking the advice of his high school guidance counselor, he taught theater at Cornell. But eventually the acting bug caught the teacher, and he became one of the best known faces, if not names, in show business. Continue reading “Harold Gould; Edwin Newman”