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    Default Broadway Veteran Robert Goulet Dies

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    October 30, 2007, 8:55 PM ET

    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 this morning (Oct. 30) 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 TV show called "General Electric's Showtime."

    Goulet won a Grammy Award in 1962 as best new artist and made the pop charts in 1964 with "My Love Forgive Me."

    While he returned to Broadway only infrequently after "Camelot," he did win a Tony award in 1968 for best actor in a musical for his role in "The Happy Time." His other Broadway appearances were in "Moon Over Buffalo" in 1995 and "La Cage aux Folles" in 2005, plus a "Camelot" revival in 1993 in which he played King Arthur.

    His stage credits elsewhere include productions of "Carousel," "Finian's Rainbow," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "The Pajama Game," "Meet Me in St. Louis," and "South Pacific."

    Goulet also got some film work, performing in movies ranging from the animated "Gay Purr-ee" (1962) to "Underground" (1970) to "The Naked Gun 2 1/2" (1991). He played a lounge singer in Louis Malle's acclaimed 1980 film "Atlantic City."

    He returned to Broadway in 2005 as one half of a gay couple in "La Cage aux Folles," and Associated Press theater critic Michael Kuchwara praised Goulet for his "affable, self-deprecating charm."

    Goulet had no problems poking fun at his own fame, appearing recently in an Emerald nuts commercial in which he "messes" with the stuff of dozing office workers, and lending his name to Goulet's SnoozeBars. Goulet also has been sent up by Will Ferrell on "Saturday Night Live."

    The only son of French-Canadian parents, Goulet was born in Lawrence, Mass. After his father died, his mother moved the family to Canada when the future star was about 13.

    He received vocal training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto but decided opera wasn't for him. He made his first professional appearance at age 16 with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. His early success on Canadian television preceded his breakthrough on Broadway.

    In his last performance Sept. 20 in Syracuse, N.Y., the crooner was backed by a 15-piece orchestra as he performed the one-man show "A Man and his Music."

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    dam i was just gonna post this too

    R.I.P.
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    If you rearrange the letters in his name, you get: "Beer Log Trout".

    And that's everything I know about Robert Goulet.


    The End

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    As a kid, Goulet was one of the first "folk on the tv" that I could mimic. The guy never seemed to take himself all that seriously, and his series of commercials for ESPN were classic.

    He'd be the first to tell you that he took a little bit of talent a long way. In other words, a good guy.

    RIP, Bob.
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    Man I so hoped he would pull through. How sad. Will Ferrell did a great impression of him tho. I seem to recall a few Love Boat episodes with Mr. Goulet as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Will Ferrell did a great impression of him tho.
    RIP.
    GOULET!!



    But yes, RIP Bob...

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    R I P Mr.Goulet.
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    R I P
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


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    By the way, if you anagram Van Halen, you get: Naval Hen.

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    RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    If you rearrange the letters in his name, you get: "Beer Log Trout".

    And that's everything I know about Robert Goulet.


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    RIP Mr Goulet
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    What really sux is that my mom has the same form of pulminary fibrosis and has seen her lung capacity drop from 76% last year to 54% this year.

    RIP Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    If you rearrange the letters in his name, you get: "Beer Log Trout".

    And that's everything I know about Robert Goulet.


    The End
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    Truly one talented individual. Saw him in Camelot years ago. RIP Mr. Goulet.
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