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Facts of Robert Goulet

Date of Birth: 1933 , November-26
Date of Death: 2007 , October-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Robert Goulet
Birth Name Robert Gerard Goulet
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lawerence, Massachusetts, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Singer
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Vera Novak
Children Yes
Divorce Yes
Education Victoria Composite High School
Awards Grammy Award, Tony Award
Movies Blue Light, I Deal In Danger
TV Show The Simpsons
Sisters Claire
Died October 30, 2007

Quick Timeline of Robert Goulet

1933 Born in Lawerence, Massachusetts, U.S
1956 Married to Louise Longmore
1959 Started his Career
1962 Won a Grammy Award
1963 Married to Carol Lawerence
1982 Married to Vera Novak
2007 Died in Los Angeles, California

Detail Timeline of Robert Goulet

November 26 , 1933

Born in Lawerence, Massachusetts, U.S

Robert was born to Joseph Goulet and Jeanette Goulet and belonged to American nationality and white by ethnicity. He had a sister named Claire.


Married to Louise Longmore

The American actor married to Louise Longmore in 1956. The couple was blessed with a daughter Nicolette. However, they divorced in March 1963.


Started his Career

The American singer started his career as a singer and theatrical performer. He played in many stage shows such as Bells Are Ringing, Dream Girl and Pajama Game.


Won a Grammy Award

Rober received a Grammy award in Best New Artist for If Ever I Would Leave You in 1962.

August 12 , 1963

Married to Carol Lawerence

The American actor married to singer and actor, Carol Lawerence. The married couple had two sons- Christopher and Michael. Later, the pair parted their ways.


Married to Vera Novak

Goulet married Vera Novak, a Macedonian descent, a writer in 1982. She was with him until his death.

October 30 , 2007

Died in Los Angeles, California

The American actor died at the age of 73-years-old in his residence in Los Angeles, California, United States


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.

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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.

Net Worth

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

Body Measurement

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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