Robert Goulet dead at 73

Oct 30, 2007 by Ian Evans

Singer Robert Goulet has died at the age of 73. The baritone, who made his Broadway debut in Camelot, was awaiting a lung transplant at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He had been diagnosed with a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis last month.

Born in the U.S, Goulet spent a large part of his youth in Canada. When accepting a spot on Canada’s Walk of Fame, he expressed his lifelong desire to one day earn his Canadian citizenship. He told a CP reporter that, “I tried to become a citizen for a long time but the red tape is going to drive me nuts.”

After debuting in Camelot opposite Julie Andrews and Richard Burton, Goulet appeared several time on The Ed Sullivan Show and a variety of specials. He won a Grammy in 1962 as best new artist and earned a Tony Award for his role in The Happy Time.

Goulet was also a popular performer on the Vegas strip and once appeared at two casinos across from each other.