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Singer Robert Goulet Dies at 73

Old 10-30-07, 06:58 PM
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Singer Robert Goulet Dies at 73

Singer Robert Goulet Dies at 73

(AP) Actor Robert Goulet arrives at Broadway's Marquis Theater for the opening night of the musical...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Goulet, the handsome, big-voiced baritone whose Broadway debut in "Camelot" launched an award-winning stage and recording career, has died. He was 73.
The singer died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital while awaiting a lung transplant, said Goulet spokesman Norm Johnson.
He had been awaiting a lung transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being found last month to have a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis.
Goulet had remained in good spirits even as he waited for the transplant, said Vera Goulet, his wife of 25 years.
"Just watch my vocal cords," she said he told doctors before they inserted a breathing tube.
The Massachusetts-born Goulet, who spent much of his youth in Canada, gained stardom in 1960 with "Camelot," the Lerner and Loewe musical that starred Richard Burton as King Arthur and Julie Andrews as his Queen Guenevere.
Goulet played Sir Lancelot, the arrogant French knight who falls in love with Guenevere.
He became a hit with American TV viewers with appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other programs. Sullivan labeled him the "American baritone from Canada," where he had already been a popular star in the 1950s, hosting his own show called "General Electric's Showtime."

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He was one of my favorite guest in the Simpsons. R.I.P.
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I loved him in Red Ships of Spain.

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that's awful. i don't know why, but i've always had a soft spot in my heart for goulet.

i appreciate celebrities who poke fun at themselves... and mess with my stuff.
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He used to be hilarious on the Howard Stern show.

He will be greatly missed.
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I remember him from the Carol Burnett show in the 70's. He also was great in the Naked Gun 2. I must be getting old, all the people who I used to watch on tv in the classic years are dying off.
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The producer of a low budget film is trying to convince the newly hired director of the quality of the work by telling him the big names they've gotten for the cast.

"First of all," he tells him, "We've got Gibson in the lead."

The director is surprised, "You got Mel Gibson?"

"Well, no," the Producer responds, "we got Marvin Gibson, he's a distant cousin who lives in Queens, but he's very up and coming. And besides, we've also got Redford."

"You got Robert Redford?" the director asks.

"No, we got Jeremy Redford, but he's very talented and has lots of acting experience from years of dinner theater. But," he says enthusiastically, " we've got Streisand and in a singing role."

"Barbara Streisand?" he asks.

"No, Elizabeth Streisand." The Producer responds. "But she's got a great voice. AND we've got Goulet."

"You got Robert Goulet?" the director asks.

"Yeah," the producer replies glumly, "we got Robert Goulet."
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Wasn't he on "One Day At A Time"?
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Loved his appearances on "Mr. Belvedere" back in the '80s.

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I always liked Robert Goulet. He had a good sense of humor and a great voice.

He will be missed.
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla
I loved him in Red Ships of Spain.

As did I. I even got up and threw a D battery at the stage and the crowd didn't react. They thought it was part of the show.
(can't remember exactly how it goes)

edit-found it. For those who haven't seen it this is great
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SnuS4EsDWEA&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SnuS4EsDWEA&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

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