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November 2, 2007
Re "Robert Goulet, 73; singer became overnight star in musical 'Camelot,' " obituary, Oct. 31 About 30 years ago, my wife Linda and I were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, and my wife developed severe lower abdominal pain without any of the other symptoms of food poisoning. We went to the local hospital, and she was diagnosed with appendicitis. They wanted to operate immediately.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92. Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, said his daughter, Kay Liberman. A former publicist for Warner Bros., Liberman launched his own public relations company, Frank Liberman and Associates, in 1947. Over the decades, he handled dozens of top names, including Henry Fonda, Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, Jack Paar, Harry Belafonte, Steve Allen, David Janssen, Charles Bronson, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour, Joey Bishop, William Shatner, Mike Nichols and the songwriting team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
The furs, spangles and boas apparently have been flying at the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles." Daniel Davis, who plays the role of Georges in the Jerry Herman musical, has abruptly left the show and will be replaced by Robert Goulet, who famously debuted on Broadway in the original 1960 production of "Camelot." "Davis' final performance was the Sunday matinee," spokesman Michael Hartman said Monday.
OPINION
November 2, 2007
Re "Robert Goulet, 73; singer became overnight star in musical 'Camelot,' " obituary, Oct. 31 About 30 years ago, my wife Linda and I were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, and my wife developed severe lower abdominal pain without any of the other symptoms of food poisoning. We went to the local hospital, and she was diagnosed with appendicitis. They wanted to operate immediately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Goulet, the strikingly handsome singer with the rich baritone who soared to stardom on the Broadway stage in 1960 playing Lancelot in the original production of the hit musical "Camelot," died Tuesday morning. He was 73. Goulet, who had recently been diagnosed with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, was awaiting a lung transplant when he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Norm Johnson, a spokesman for the singer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Goulet certainly lives by the old entertainment adage that the show must go on. Just 23 days after prostate surgery, Goulet is back on his feet and opening tonight at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a two-week engagement in the classic Lerner-Loewe musical "Camelot." The 60-year-old Tony and Grammy winner was suffering from prostate cancer, the same malignancy that recently took the lives of Frank Zappa, Don Ameche and Bill Bixby.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1996 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Goulet's speaking voice sounded softer than the diamond-hard baritone long familiar from his recordings and stage performances. "I never wanted to do this role," he was saying over the telephone the other day from his hotel suite in San Diego. "They asked me to do it, like, for 20 years now. And I kept saying, 'No, no, no.'
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2002 | SUSAN KING
There are worse ways to start a morning than having Robert Goulet serenade you over the phone. So here it is, 10 in the morning, and Goulet is crooning the haunting ballad "This Nearly Was Mine," his favorite song from "South Pacific." Goulet, who has been starring in the national tour of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic since March, brings the show to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a two-week engagement at the Wilshire Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty years ago this December, Canadian-born Robert Goulet made his Broadway debut asSir Lancelot opposite Julie Andrews and Richard Burton in the Lerner-Loewe musical "Camelot." His moving renditions of the Lerner and Loewe standards "C'est Moi" and "If Ever I Would Leave You" have rarely been matched. Since "Camelot," Goulet has headlined numerous musicals including "Man of La Mancha," "Happy Time," for which he won the Tony, "South Pacific" and "Kiss Me Kate."
NEWS
January 10, 2002
* Robert Goulet: The Man and His Music (Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, [714] 556-2787, [213] 365-3500, [714] 740-7878). The award-winning musical stage veteran stars in concert with his son, Michael Goulet. Sat. only, 8 p.m. $36-$66.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Goulet, the strikingly handsome singer with the rich baritone who soared to stardom on the Broadway stage in 1960 playing Lancelot in the original production of the hit musical "Camelot," died Tuesday morning. He was 73. Goulet, who had recently been diagnosed with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, was awaiting a lung transplant when he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Norm Johnson, a spokesman for the singer.
OPINION
April 11, 2006 | JOEL STEIN
I KNOW ABSOLUTELY nothing about L.A. billionaire Ron Burkle, but I think he's a slimebucket. Why do I say that? Because if New York Post gossip writer Jared Paul Stern was able to ask Burkle for $100,000 plus $10,000 a month just to keep the guy from being defamed in the tabloid, I figure it's worth trying to get the guy upset at me too.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2006 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
To pitch his product, George Wallace has glad-handed every concierge in Las Vegas and talked up hundreds of taxi and limo drivers. He's gotten up at 4 a.m. to do drive-time radio on the East Coast. He's pored over spreadsheets, working to stretch the hundreds of thousands of dollars he spends on billboard, newspaper and radio ads. Then, shortly after 10 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
The furs, spangles and boas apparently have been flying at the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles." Daniel Davis, who plays the role of Georges in the Jerry Herman musical, has abruptly left the show and will be replaced by Robert Goulet, who famously debuted on Broadway in the original 1960 production of "Camelot." "Davis' final performance was the Sunday matinee," spokesman Michael Hartman said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Peterson, 72, an actor who rose to fame after filling in for an ailing Robert Goulet in the 1961 production of "Camelot," died of a heart attack Monday while playing handball in St. George, Utah, where he and his wife had lived the last two years. After substituting for Goulet more than 70 times, Peterson took over the role of Lancelot for eight months of "Camelot's" New York run and for its national tour. Peterson was born in Omaha and raised in Salt Lake City.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2002 | SUSAN KING
There are worse ways to start a morning than having Robert Goulet serenade you over the phone. So here it is, 10 in the morning, and Goulet is crooning the haunting ballad "This Nearly Was Mine," his favorite song from "South Pacific." Goulet, who has been starring in the national tour of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic since March, brings the show to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a two-week engagement at the Wilshire Theatre.
OPINION
April 11, 2006 | JOEL STEIN
I KNOW ABSOLUTELY nothing about L.A. billionaire Ron Burkle, but I think he's a slimebucket. Why do I say that? Because if New York Post gossip writer Jared Paul Stern was able to ask Burkle for $100,000 plus $10,000 a month just to keep the guy from being defamed in the tabloid, I figure it's worth trying to get the guy upset at me too.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1990 | Compiled from Times Wire and Staff Reports
Geraldo Rivera will be speaking of divorce on Tuesday with a show called "Ex-Wivestyles of the Rich and Famous." The guests include Carol Lawrence, ex-wife of Robert Goulet, as well as the ex-spouses of Dustin Hoffman, hair stylist Vidal Sassoon and football stars Mark Gastineau and Joe Montana. Lawrence describes Goulet as a man who was in the throes of alcoholism and violence. She described how Goulet would lock their young sons in the trunk of their two-seater car.
NEWS
January 10, 2002
* Robert Goulet: The Man and His Music (Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, [714] 556-2787, [213] 365-3500, [714] 740-7878). The award-winning musical stage veteran stars in concert with his son, Michael Goulet. Sat. only, 8 p.m. $36-$66.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
Robert Goulet has pulled the plug on a summer stint at the Venetian hotel-casino, saying he can't afford the $15,000 nightly showroom rental. "I am angered and I am saddened," Goulet said Thursday. "I was hoping to be there for about three or four years. I enjoyed myself. I never sang better in my life." Goulet ended the show after Monday's performance, four weeks into a nine-week run. The showroom withheld box-office receipts on Tuesday.
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