Robert Goulet

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Born

11/26/1933 , Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Died

10/30/2007

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Biography:

Robert Goulet's vocal talents illuminated every medium of the entertainment world. A Grammy, Tony and an Emmy winner, he was a legendary artist of striking power. His illustrious career spun for over half a century and he was considered one of the greatest baritones of our times. Equally adept at picking up nuances of a Broadway musical, caressing the lyric of a romantic ballad or amplifying the excitement of a swinging melody, he enriched the lives of music lovers worldwide. He took Broadway by storm and won the Theatre World Award with his debut as Sir Lancelot in the original Camelot (1960) also starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Mr. Goulet achieved instant recognition as one of American theaters' most charismatic and talented musical stars. Since his Broadway debut Mr. Goulet continued on a remarkable journey.

A stage veteran, his many credits include: Sunshine Town, Thunder Rock, The Optimist, Dreamgirls, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Pajama Game, Beggars Opera, Bells Are Ringing, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Happy Time, I Do, I Do, On A Clear Day, Kiss Me Kate, The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Camelot (as King Arthur), Moon Over Buffalo, and Man Of La Mancha.

His numerous television appearances include his own series Blue Light, his specials An Hour with Robert Goulet, The Robert Goulet Special, The Bob Goulet Special-Staring Robert Goulet as well as many more.

Mr. Goulet was a spokesman for the American Cancer Society and periodically gives lectures on Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection. He was a father of three children; sons Christopher and Michael, and daughter Nicolette, who is the mother of his grandchildren, Jordan Gerard and Solange. He married Macedonian-Yugoslavian-born Vera Chochorovska Novak in 1982. Vera runs their companies and is also his business manager. In September of 2007, he discovered he had a rare form of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was awaiting a lung transplant when he passed away on October 30, 2007.