Robert Gerard Goulet, also known as Robert Goulet, was an American actor, singer, and TV personality. He gained limelight with his performance of the song If Ever I Would Leave You. Moreover, he had also won a Grammy Award along with Tony Award in his nearly six decades career.
Biography: Early Life and Education
Robert was born on November 26, 1933, in Lawerence, Massachusetts, U.S. He was born to father Joseph Georges Andre Goulet, a wrestler and singer, and mother Jeanette Goulet. As for his sibling, he had a sister Claire.
He belonged to American nationality and was a White by ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius.
When Goulet was 13, his father died and he with his mother and sister migrated to Girouxville, Alberta, Canada. He lived in Canada for several years and during this time, the family moved to the capital of Edmonton, where he studied singing.
Furthermore, Goulet worked in the radio station CKUA as a radio announcer. He completed his high school from Victoria Composite High School (changed to Victoria School of the Arts now). Moreover, he got a scholarship to study at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
In 1952, he auditioned in the CBC Television’s Pick The Stars and finally made into the semifinals. Following that, he appeared in Opportunity Knocks, Juliette and Singing Stars of Tomorrow.
The American actor made a theatrical appearance in Summer stock theatre when he moved to the U.S. He played in the other theatrical performances at the same time such as Bells Are Ringing (1959), Pajama Game (1959), Dream Girl (1959), Meet Me in St. Louis (1960), and many more.
In 1959, Robert played Lancelot in the stage production Camelot and the show was played in different places. He gained fame with his ballad If Ever I Would Leave You and it remains his signature song even today.
He continued to release songs and theatrical performances and won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1962. He got into a controversy when he changed the lyrics of the national anthem of the United States in 1965. Robert's popular hits like My Love, Forgive Me, ranked sixteenth on the Billboard Hot 100.
Moreover, Goulet starred in different TV shows and movies such as Blue Light and I Deal in Danger in 1962. He went on many musical tours for shows such as Camelot. He first made film debut in United Production of America’s animated film Gay Purr-ee. He also played in the movies like Carousel (1968), KissMe Kate (1968), Honeymoon Hotel (1964), and Atlantic City (1980).
Along with acting, he continued to appear in TV shows and music. Moreover, he starred in the TV show The Simpsons episode “Springfield” in 1993.
Likewise, in his final few years, he played in Ellen DeGeneres’s movie Mr. Wrong, sang for Toy Story 2 and played in the stage show LA Cage aux Folles.
Moreover, He was honored on Canda’s Walk of Fame in 2006.
His last work was on PBS television special My Music: 50's Pop Parade, where he sang If Ever I Would Leave You and Sunrise, Sunset on August 1, 2007.
Personal Life: Relationships
Robert married Louise Longmore in 1956. The couple had a daughter Nicolette and the family lived happily until they divorced in March 1963.
Following that, he married an actress and singer Carol Lawrence on August 12, 1963, and had two children with her. The first son Christopher was born in 1964 and the second one Michael born two years later. The relationship between them did not last long and the couple parted their ways.
In 1982, Goulet married writer Vera Novak, a Macedonian descendent, in Las Vegas. He lived his last days in Los Angeles, California, until he died on October 30, 2007.
The American singer has earned a good amount in his career of over four decades. He released several musical hits in his professional career and likewise starred in different movies and TV shows.
According to a few online sources, he might have amassed the net worth of $10 million, similar to that of American actor Wayne Brady.
Age: Robert was 73-year-old at the time of his death.
Height: He was 6 feet tall, ie. 1.83 meters.
Weight: His weight is unavailable.
Eye Color: The American actor had expressive Hazel eyes.
Hair Color: Likewise, he had naturally black hair.
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