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Robert Goulet

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Birth name Robert Gerard Goulet
Nationality USA
Birth 26 november 1933 at Lawrence (USA)
Death 30 october 2007 (at 73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Robert Gerard Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007) was an American singer and actor of French-Canadian ancestry. Goulet was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Cast as Sir Lancelot and originating the role in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot starring opposite theater giants Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, he took Broadway by storm and achieved instant recognition with his performance and interpretation of the show-stopping song “If Ever I Would Leave You” which became his signature song.

The dark, handsome, blue-eyed newcomer, with a uniquely resonant and stirring baritone voice, redefined the interpretation of the romantic ballad and forever changed the sound on Broadway. His debut in Camelot launched him internationally on an award-winning stage, screen and recording career that led him on a remarkable journey.

His vocal talents illuminated every medium of the entertainment world. A Grammy, Tony and an Emmy award winner, his illustrious career spanned almost six decades. It is for these achievements that Robert Goulet is considered to be one of the greatest baritones of all time and one of the most prominent musical stars to grace the stages worldwide.


Goulet and his first wife Louise Longmore had one daughter, Nicolette (died April 17, 2008), who gave birth to his two grandchildren, Solange-Louise and Jordan Gerard. He had two sons, Christopher and Michael by his second wife, actress/singer Carol Lawrence. In 1982, he married artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Macedonia former Yugoslavia and was his business partner and manager. He sang the God Bless America on Friday, August 8, 2003, when Vera Goulet was sworn in as a citizen of the United States in Las Vegas.

In 2006, he received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

On September 30, 2007, Goulet was hospitalized in Las Vegas, where he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal condition. On October 13, 2007, he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after it was determined he would not survive without an emergency lung transplant.

Mr. Goulet died from pulmonary fibrosis on October 30, 2007 less than a month short of his 74th birthday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, while awaiting a lung transplant. As the Broadway community mourned the loss of Robert Goulet, the theater marquees in New York and in cities across North America were dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. On Friday November 9, 2007 the day of his funeral, Las Vegas honored the late singer, actor and entertainer in an unprecedented tribute by closing the Las Vegas Strip for his funeral procession. As he took his last ride and his final bow every Las Vegas hotel-casino featured his name on their marquees saying goodbye to a man who became a legend in his own lifetime.

Goulet was often subject to parody in Saturday Night Live skits in which he was portrayed by comedian Will Ferrell. In one segment Will Ferrell, portraying Goulet, performed multiple songs from a farce compilation album titled Coconut Bangers Ball: It's A Rap! Ferrell performed "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G., as well as the "Thong Song" by Sisqo, in a mock crooning style similar to that of Goulet. He is also known for singing the theme song for the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which he recorded in 2003.

The American Mustache Institute presents The Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award to the person who best-represents or contributes to the Mustached American community during that year.




Chart positions





"I'm Just Taking My Time"

Non-album tracks


"Too Soon"

"What Kind of Fool Am I?"


My Love Forgive Me

"Don't Be Afraid Of Romance"

Non-album tracks


"Two Of Us"


Two Of Us

"Believe In Me"

Non-album tracks

"Under The Yum Yum Tree"


"The Name Of The Game"

"Too Good"

My Love Forgive Me

"My Love, Forgive Me" /



"I'd Rather Be Rich"


Non-album track


"Begin To Love"


Begin To Love

"Summer Sounds"



Summer Sounds

"Come Back To Me, My Love" /



On Broadway

"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"




Non-album tracks


"Why Be Ashamed" /


"Young Only Yesterday"


I Remember You



Non-album tracks

"Once I Had A Heart"


"There But For You Go I"

On Broadway, Volume 2


"World of Clowns"


Non-album tracks

"One Life, One Dream"


"The Sinner"


"Mon Amour, Mon Amour"

"If Ever I Would Leave You"


"The Happy Time"


The Happy Time (Soundtrack)

"What A Wonderful World"


Woman, Woman

"Thirty Days Hath September"


Both Sides Now

"Hurry Home For Christmas"

Robert Goulet's Wonderful World Of Christmas


"Wait For Me"

Non-album tracks

"Didn't We"


I Wish You Love

"Only Yesterday"

Non-album tracks

"One Night"


"My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"

Robert Goulet Sings Today's Greatest Hits

"Healing River"

Non-album tracks


"God Is At Work Within You"


"Pages Of Life"

"The Little Prince"

After All Is Said and Done


"Someone To Give My Love To"


"After All Is Said and Done"

Columbia Records (except as noted):

Camelot , 1960 (original Broadway cast)
Always You, 1962
Two of Us, 1962
Sincerely Yours, 1962
The Wonderful World of Love, 1963
Annie Get Your Gun, studio cast, with Doris Day, 1963
Robert Goulet in Person: Recorded Live in Concert, 1963
This Christmas I Spend with You, 1963
Without You, 1964
Manhattan Tower, 1964
My Love, Forgive Me, 1964 (#22 Canada)
The Happy Time. 1968 (original broadway cast)
Summer Sounds, 1965
Begin to Love, 1965
On Broadway, 1965
I Remember You, 1966
Travelin' On Tour, 1966
On Broadway Volume 2, 1967
Hollywood Mon Amour, 1967
Woman, Woman, 1968
Both Sides Now 1968
Souvenir D'Italie 1969
Come Back To Sorrento 1969
Robert Goulet's Greatest Hits 1969
Today's Greatest Hits, 1970
I Wish You Love, 1970
I Never Did as I Was Told, MGM Records, 1971
Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas, 1972
After All Is Said and Done, Artists of America, 1976
Close to You, Applause Records, 1982
16 Most Requested Songs, Columbia/Legacy, 1989
In Love, Sony Music Distribution, 1995
A Personal Christmas Collection, Columbia/Legacy, 1997
36 All-Time Favorites, GSC/Sony Special Products, 2001
Robert Goulet Collection, 2004
In a Mellow Mood, United Audio Entertainment, 2005
Won't You Dance With This Man, Rove, 2012
Kiss Me, Kate / Brigadoon, (Original Television Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway 2014
The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings, Real Gone Music, 2014
Gay Purr-ee (1962) (voice)
Honeymoon Hotel (1964)
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
The Daydreamer (1966) (voice)
I Deal in Danger (1966)
Muhammad Ali, The Greatest (1969) (documentary)
Underground (1970)
Atlantic City (1980)
The Dream Merchants (1980)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Scrooged (1988)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
The Simpsons (1993) (himself)
Boy Meets World (1994) (himself)
Mr. Wrong (1996)
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) (documentary)
Toy Story 2 (1999) (voice)
Two Guys and a Girl (1999) (himself)
The Last Producer (2000)
G-Men from Hell (2000)
Recess: School's Out (2001) (voice)
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2002) (voice)
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) (voice) (direct-to-video)
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary)
The King of Queens (2006) (himself)
Stage Appearances
Visit to a Small Planet (1951)
Thunder Rock (1951)
Sunshine Town (1954)
Spring Thaw (1955–1957)
Carousel (1956)
The Pajama Game (1956)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1956)
Finian's Rainbow (1956)
South Pacific (1956)
The Pajama Game (1957–1958)
The Optimist (1957)
The Beggar's Opera (1958)
Bells Are Ringing (1959)
Dream Girl (1959)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1960)
Carousel (1960)
Camelot (cast member from December 3, 1960 – October 8, 1962) (replaced by Robert Peterson)
The Happy Time (January 18 – September 28, 1968)
I Do! I Do! (1970–1971)
Camelot (1975)
Carousel (1979)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1980–1981)
Kiss Me, Kate (1981)
South Pacific (1986–1989)
Camelot (1990)
The Fantasticks (1990)
Camelot (1992–1994)
Man of La Mancha (1996–1997)
Moon Over Buffalo (1996) (replacement for Philip Bosco)
South Pacific (2002)
La Cage aux Folles (2005) (replacement for Daniel Davis)

External links

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Robert Goulet official website
CLIParser at AllMusic
CLIParser at the Internet Broadway Database
CLIParser at the Internet Movie Database
Robert Goulet Discography at Starpulse
Robert Goulet's Coda from E! News Online
Obituary in The Times, November 1, 2007
American Mustache Institute award, the Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year"

Awards and achievements

Preceded by
Peter Nero

Grammy Award for Best New Artist

Succeeded by
The Swingle Singers

Preceded by
Nancy Dussault
for Do Re Mi

Theatre World Award
for Camelot

Succeeded by
Joan Hackett
for Call Me By My Rightful Name

vteGrammy Award for Best New Artist
Bobby Darin (1960)
Bob Newhart (1961)
Peter Nero (1962)
Robert Goulet (1963)
The Swingle Singers (1964)
The Beatles (1965)
Tom Jones (1966)
No award given (1967)
Bobbie Gentry (1968)
José Feliciano (1969)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (1970)
The Carpenters (1971)
Carly Simon (1972)
America (1973)
Bette Midler (1974)
Marvin Hamlisch (1975)
Natalie Cole (1976)
Starland Vocal Band (1977)
Debby Boone (1978)
A Taste of Honey (1979)
Rickie Lee Jones (1980)
Christopher Cross (1981)
Sheena Easton (1982)
Men at Work (1983)
Culture Club (1984)
Cyndi Lauper (1985)
Sade (1986)
Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1987)
Jody Watley (1988)
Tracy Chapman (1989)
Milli Vanilli (1990; withdrawn)
Mariah Carey (1991)
Marc Cohn (1992)
Arrested Development (1993)
Toni Braxton (1994)
Sheryl Crow (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish (1996)
LeAnn Rimes (1997)
Paula Cole (1998)
Lauryn Hill (1999)
Christina Aguilera (2000)
Shelby Lynne (2001)
Alicia Keys (2002)
Norah Jones (2003)
Evanescence (2004)
Maroon 5 (2005)
John Legend (2006)
Carrie Underwood (2007)
Amy Winehouse (2008)
Adele (2009)
Zac Brown Band (2010)
Esperanza Spalding (2011)
Bon Iver (2012)
Fun (2013)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014)
Sam Smith (2015)

vteTony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (1948–1975)
Paul Hartman (1948)
Ray Bolger (1949)
Ezio Pinza (1950)
Robert Alda (1951)
Phil Silvers (1952)
Thomas Mitchell (1953)
Alfred Drake (1954)
Walter Slezak (1955)
Ray Walston (1956)
Rex Harrison (1957)
Robert Preston (1958)
Richard Kiley (1959)
Jackie Gleason (1960)
Richard Burton (1961)
Robert Morse (1962)
Zero Mostel (1963)
Bert Lahr (1964)
Zero Mostel (1965)
Richard Kiley (1966)
Robert Preston (1967)
Robert Goulet (1968)
Jerry Orbach (1969)
Cleavon Little (1970)
Hal Linden (1971)
Phil Silvers (1972)
Ben Vereen (1973)
Christopher Plummer (1974)
John Cullum (1975)

Complete list

Best films

Usually with

Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(1 films)
Ash Brannon
Ash Brannon
(1 films)
David Zucker
David Zucker
(1 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(1 films)
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robert Goulet (17 films)

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Recess Christmas: Miracle On Third Street, 1h3
Directed by Susie Dietter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Pamela Adlon, Andrew Lawrence
Roles Mikey Blumberg (singing voice)
Rating64% 3.2368053.2368053.2368053.2368053.236805
Prickly, Grotke and Finster head home during a snowstorm and remember the times with T.J. and the gang. When they get stuck in a snowbank, Prickly blames it on T.J. and the gang, although Grotke says there is a logical explanation, considering that T.J. and the kids are not around the snowbank. As Grotke and Finster tell their stories about their experiences with T.J. and the gang, they are rescued, from where they are trapped, by T.J. and the gang, and Prickly admits T.J. and the others aren't so bad, to which Finster agrees, saying it really makes her feel more warm and fuzzy than before. The film ends with T.J. and the gang singing their version of Jingle Bells, describing their classmates and teachers.
Recess: School's Out, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, James Woods, Paul Willson, Ashley Johnson, Robert Goulet
Roles Mikey's Singing Voice (voice)
Rating65% 3.297413.297413.297413.297413.29741
After pulling off one last big prank at Third Street Elementary School, T.J. Detweiler and his friends are excited about being done with the rest of the school year and starting summer vacation. But TJ's happiness is short-lived, as he finds out that all five of his best friends (and most of their schoolmates) are going to be gone for most of the summer at various summer camps around the state to plan for their futures. T.J. quickly becomes bored and lonely without his friends to hang out with, and even very reluctantly agrees to hang out with the school snitch Randall. On his way there, he notices something going on at the school. T.J. sneaks inside and finds scientists using a tractor beam to levitate an office safe. Panicked, he tries to tell his parents and the police, but every time they do not listen. When he gets Principal Prickly to come to see what is going on, the principal is electrocuted and dematerialized while attempting to unlock and open the door, leaving only his shoes behind as evidence. T.J. is now frustrated because of his parents and the police continually ignoring him. He decides he has to round up the gang and uses his sister Becky's diary to blackmail her into driving him to all the camps to pick up his friends.
The Last Producer, 1h30
Directed by Burt Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Benjamin Bratt, Sean Astin, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly
Roles Henry Moore
Rating45% 2.290912.290912.290912.290912.29091
A washed-up, veteran producer tries to re-enter the movie business by producing a new film. He soon finds it is not as easy as it once was.
G-Men from Hell, 1h38
Directed by Christopher Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors William Forsythe, Tate Donovan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Barry Newman, Zach Galligan, Gregory Sporleder
Roles The Devil
Rating47% 2.377912.377912.377912.377912.37791
When corrupt FBI agents Dean Crept and Mike Mattress die, they are sent to hell, though they believe it must be an error. They manage to escape by stealing a magical crystal from Satan which sends them back to Earth. Determined to buy their way into heaven, the two decide to perform good deeds despite their ignorance of morality. They set up a private investigation business, and Greydon Lake and his wife, Gloria, both hire them to investigate the other. They attempt to solve the mystery of their own murders and evade the police, led by Lt. Langdon and Det. Dalton, who suspect them of killing their informant Buster. Meanwhile, Weenie Man, a shady informant also sent to hell, tells Satan about their escape; Satan gives the G-Men two days to complete their investigations and return his magic crystal. Along the way, they become involved with the plots of a mad scientist, Dr. Boifford, who resurrects Buster, and a superhero by the name of Cheetah Man.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Wheezy the Penguin (singing voice) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9471853.9471853.9471853.9471853.947185
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.
Mr. Wrong
Mr. Wrong (1996)
, 1h36
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Hope Davis, Joan Plowright
Roles Dick Braxton
Rating39% 1.954281.954281.954281.954281.95428
The film begins with Martha Alston (DeGeneres) in a wedding gown incarcerated in a Mexican prison. The investigators call her Mrs. Crawford and listen to her explain why she committed murder on her wedding day.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, 1h25
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths, Jacqueline Brookes
Roles Quentin Hapsburg
Rating68% 3.44933.44933.44933.44933.4493
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is honored at the White House, where President George H. W. Bush (John Roarke) announces that he will base his recommendation for the country's energy program on Dr. Albert Meinheimer's (Richard Griffiths) advice at the National Press Club dinner the following week. The heads of the coal and oil (fossil fuel) and nuclear industries are apparently distressed by this fact, as Dr. Meinheimer is an advocate for renewable energy. Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), now working for Dr. Meinheimer, is working late at his research institute, crying about Frank. She spots a man in a red van. A maintenance worker, emptying out garbage cans, discovers a clock with dynamite attached and takes it to the security guards, accidentally triggering it. The next morning, Frank reacquaints himself with Jane as he interviews her about the explosion. He is shown around the institute and meets Jane's boyfriend, Hexagon Oil executive Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet), of whom he becomes exceedingly jealous. Frank's boss, Ed Hocken (George Kennedy), finds him at a lonely blues bar. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the "energy" industry leaders, Hapsburg reveals that he has kidnapped Dr. Meinheimer and found an exact double for him, Earl Hacker, who will give their recommendation to the President endorsing fossil and nuclear fuels.
Beetlejuice, 1h32
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Annie McEnroe, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Maxie Dean
Rating74% 3.7491453.7491453.7491453.7491453.749145
Barbara and Adam Maitland decide to spend their vacation decorating their idyllic Connecticut country home. As the two are driving home from a trip to town, Barbara swerves to avoid a dog and the car plunges into a river. After they return home, she and Adam notice that they now lack reflections and they discover a Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
Scrooged (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films about television, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Robert Mitchum, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4993853.4993853.4993853.4993853.499385
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful but cynical television programming executive for the IBC network headquartered in New York City. He has demanded the network put on a extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve to seize the ratings opportunity, forcing the network's staff including his direct assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard) to work on the holiday. When some of his decisions are questioned, he fires timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on the spot. Frank's boss Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum) takes the liberty of hiring an assistant for Frank, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job. Hours before the show is set to start, Frank is alone in his office when he is visited by the ghost of his mentor Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), who warns him of the errors of his ways and that three ghosts will visit him over the course of the night. Before he leaves, Lew causes Frank's phone to call Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), Frank's true love who he had foregone when he became a television executive. Claire comes to visit Frank, but finds him too busy with preparations for the show, though leaves him the address of the homeless shelter that she helps out at.
Atlantic City, 1h44
Directed by Louis Malle
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Robert Joy, Robert Goulet, Al Waxman
Roles Singer
Rating72% 3.647493.647493.647493.647493.64749
Sally (Susan Sarandon) is a young waitress in an Atlantic City casino who has dreams of becoming a blackjack dealer in Monte Carlo. Sally's estranged husband Dave (Robert Joy) returns to her one day with the intention of selling a large amount of cocaine that he had stolen in Philadelphia and meets Lou (Burt Lancaster), an aging former gangster who lives in Sally's apartment building and runs numbers in poor areas of the city; he also acts as a caretaker for Grace (Kate Reid), an elderly invalid. Dave convinces Lou to sell the cocaine for him, but as Lou sells the first batch, Dave is attacked and killed by the mobsters from whom he had stolen the drugs.
I Deal In Danger
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Robert Goulet, Christine Carrère, Horst Frank, Donald Harron, Christiane Schmidtmer, Werner Peters
Roles David March
Rating59% 2.968872.968872.968872.968872.96887
In Nazi Germany during World War II, David March (Goulet) is an American traitor who has been given wide access to travel as he wishes within Germany. Unbeknownst to the Germans, March is actually an American spy, the last remaining from a spy ring, known as Blue Light. As time goes on, he has been able to work his way higher and higher within the Nazi intelligence apparatus, however he is suspected by a Nazi Gestapo officer, Captain Elm (Werner Peters). Along the way, he meets Susanne Duchard (Carère), a French agent, who he has a romantic interlude with, and persuades her to help him.
I'd Rather Be Rich, 1h36
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Maurice Chevalier, Gene Raymond, Charles Ruggles
Roles Paul Benton
Rating70% 3.5376353.5376353.5376353.5376353.537635
During the opening credits Robert Goulet and Andy Williams perform a duet "I'd Rather Be Rich".