Who was Robert Goulet?
Robert Goulet was a late French Canadian-American singer and actor. He gained to fame after portraying Sir Lancelot in the Broadway musical Camelot alongside Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. In his six-decade career, Robert Goulet has received Grammy and Tony Awards.
When and where was Robert born?
Robert Gérard Goulet, an actor, and singer was born on November 26, 1933, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. His father, Georges Andre Goulet, and his mother, Jeanette Gauthier Goulet, are his parents. Claire Goulet was his sister. His father was an amateur singer and wrestler, and both of his parents worked in mills.
Goulet’s father died while he was only thirteen years old. Following the incident, he and his mother, as well as his sister Claire, relocated to Girouxville, Alberta, where he spent the remainder of his adolescence. They moved to Edmonton after a few years when he attended voice schools and ultimately worked as a radio announcer for CKUA.
In 1952, Goulet competed in CBC Television’s Pick The Stars, finishing in the semifinals. Later in his career, he appeared on series such as Singing Stars of Tomorrow, Juliette, and Opportunity Knocks, to name a few.
After meeting lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, Robert Goulet was cast in Lancelot, the stage performance of the musical Camelot.
As a result of his performance, he was cast in his first Broadway production.
Robert made his cinematic debut as a voice artist in 1962, speaking the role “Jaune-Tom” on Gay Purr-ee, after spending several years on Broadway.
He also did voiceover work in films such as The Daydreamer and Taking the Fifth Grade.
Goulet earned the prestigious Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1963. Later, in 1968, he won his first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Jacques Bonnard in Kander and Ebb’s musical The Happy Time.
On April 1, 1990, at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Goulet sang the Canadian National Anthem at the start of WrestleMania VI. Later in the late 1990s, he voiced Wheezy, the Penguin in Toy Story 2, performing a revised rendition of You’ve Got a Friend in Me.
The Personal Life
Robert Goulet, a well-known actor, and singer, was married three times before his death in 2007. From 1956 to 1963, he was married to Louise Longmore. Nicolette, the couple’s only child, died on April 17, 2008.
He married Carol Lawrence after his divorce from his first wife, with whom he had two sons, Christopher and Michael Goulet. In 1981, he and actress Carol Lawrence divorced. He married his third wife, Vera Chochorovska Novak, a year later. Until the actor passed away in 2007, the couple stayed married. They had never had a child together.
On Sept. 30, 2007, Goulet was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital and diagnosed with deadly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare and quickly deteriorating illness. He was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on October 13 after it was decided that he wouldn’t live without an immediate lung transplant.
He died of pulmonary fibrosis at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on October 30, 2007, a month after being admitted to the hospital. A day after his death, theater marquees in New York and across North America were dimmed to honor his memory.
How much was his net worth?
Robert Goulet was a superb singer and actor who had a forty-year career that earned him a lot of money and a lot of recognition. Robert Goulet had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
|Birth Name||Robert Gerard Goulet|
|Father||Georges Andre Goulet|
|Mother||Jeanette Gauthier Goulet|
|Birth Place/City||Lawrence, Massachusetts, the USA|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Married to||Louise Longmore (m. 1956; div. 1963) Carol Lawrence (m. 1963; div. 1981) Vera Chochorovska Novak (m. 1982; his death 2007)|
|Children||3 (Sons: Christopher Goulet and Michael Goulet; daughter: Nicolette Goulet)|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame|
|Died||October 30, 2007|
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