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Posted on 10/30/2007 4:45:21 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthyEdited on 10/30/2007 4:57:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
LOS ANGELES 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 a Goulet spokesman in an e-mail.
He had been awaiting a lung transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being diagnosed with a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis in September.
“If ever I would leave you, it wouldn’t be in autumn...”
Say it isn’t so!
I think you mean 'go'.
When I was a kid I saw Goulet on Broadway in the original run of Camelot, with Burton and Julie Andrews. A great show.
One of my alltime favorites. What a set of pipes. I hear him in my head - very unique voice. This is a loss to mankind, but a plus to God’s Own Heavenly Choir!
Rest in Peace. This is also sadly the end of a very clever marketing campaign:
Now you’ve made me REALLY JEALOUS. :-) I think I burnt out the grooves on the original Broadway Cast recording of that show when I was a kid.
Sadness at another voice stilled.
Chef Tell ??
Sad. I once worked with his cousin. His name was Aime Goulet, very nice man, gave me a lead on a job back when I quit my job to be with my husband when he was in the service.
Andy Williams is very much alive, kicking and doing his Branson Show gigs. He’s one of the few that didn’t burn himself up by drinking or smoking (like Goulet) or both (like Sinatra and the other Rat Packers).
Hope he outlived Claudine Longet!!
OMG skeeter - I thought the very same - have been playing his songs on Youtube - that is creepy;(
RIP ol Pal!!
he just married Claudine Longet.
Deborah Kerr died last week. Goulet was the third, hopefully
He will be missed...what a suberb voice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Friedman Paul Erhardt, the German-born cook known as «Chef Tell» who was one of America’s pioneering television chefs, has died. He was 63.
Erhardt died of heart failure on Friday at his home in Upper Black Eddy, in Bucks County.
The mustachioed Erhardt was a fixture on the Philadelphia dining scene in the 1970s
Back in the summer of 1969 he was performing Camelot at a city park in Denver. At the time I lived close by and attended a couple of the performances. The man had a great voice.
Oh wow...that is sad. I’ve seen him on dozens and dozens of shows. He seemed like a really fun guy.
Dunno what I’ll do when Slim passes.
Very sad. I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview with him a number of years ago in connection with an article I was writing on his series “Blue Light.” Then a few years ago when he was in LA doing “South Pacific,” I was able to meet him in person after the show. When he learned it was my wife’s birthday, he snatched the program from me and signed it with birthday wishes. Really a nice guy, and a much better actor than he was ever given credit for.
I saw that Porter Wagoner, country music Hall of Famer, died a couple of days ago.
I’m sorry to hear that. He seemed like a good guy with a fabulous voice. Condolences to his wife and family.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Goulet. A great voice has been silenced.
He had more recently done those Eagle Nuts commercials. The ones where they say something like, in the afternoon when your energy is low, Robert Goulet comes in and messes with your stuff. Goofy commercials, but they still made me laugh.
He also was a villain in one of the Naked Gun movies, I think the second one.
Now he can sing with the angels in the choirs of heaven.
Actually, he didn’t. But that is a rather crude comment to make. He didn’t have any connection to her AFAIK. Your basis for being so nasty?
He also wasn’t above poking fun at his own image with Carol Burnett or in those Naked Gun movies.
Carol Lawrence? I thought his first wife (?) was named Edie.
When the time comes, just be brave Skeeter (its what Slim would want you to do).
I don’t remember if it was a nasty divorce, but I do remember them being married. The obituary says that he was married to his second wife for something like 25 years. Not bad in Hollywood.
Oh, I agree! And now that song is in my head (high school band)! What a shame, and so funny in those Emerald Nuts commercials. Rest in peace, Robert.
That was Steve Lawrence who was married to Edie Gorme. Robert Goulet was married to Carol Lawrence.
If ever I would leave you,
It wouldn’t be in summer,
Leaving you in summer
I never could go.
Your hair streaked with sunlight,
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a lustre
That puts gold to shame.
And if I’d ever leave you,
It wouldn’t be in autumn
Seeing you in autumn
I never would go.
I’ve seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn
And I must be there.
And would I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening
When you catch the fire’s glow?
If ever i would leave you
It wouldn’t be in spring time
Knowing how in spring
I’m bewitched by you so,
No, no, not in springtime
Summer winter or fall,
No never could I leave you
Sad, very sad. Met him years ago when he was a grand marshal in the italian american parade in nola. Very nice guy.
Will Farrell did some funny impressions of him.
25 years in Hollywood is incredible. Was the obit at the Fox link?
Quoting from Foxnews.com:
“Goulet had remained in good spirits even as he waited for the transplant, said Vera Goulet, his wife of 25 years.”
He had a fabulous voice.
Thanks for the lyrics. They come from a time when there was some really good music. Lerner and Lowe, Rogers and Hammerstein — some of the best songwriters ever. Now we get so much hip hop and trash.