The Who2 Blog October 2007

Robert Goulet, Baritone from Camelot

Robert Goulet has died while awaiting a lung transplant in Los Angeles. He was 73.

Goulet was "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," says the The Los Angeles Times.

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Porter Wagoner, "Hillbilly Deluxe"

"Porter Wagoner, a country singer who mixed rhinestone suits, a towering cotton-candy pompadour and cornball jokes with direct, simple songs..."

So begins the New York Times obituary of the longtime Grand Ole Opry star. He died of lung cancer on Sunday in Nashville.

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New Profiles, Musical and Presidential

Two recent profiles: Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and college radio favorite Conor Oberst.

Oberst fronts the folk-rock band Bright Eyes. Huckabee, the governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007, fronts a rock band called Capitol Offense.

This being 2007, both bands have MySpace pages.

Goulet Needs Lung Transplant

Singer Robert Goulet is gravely ill at the "sickbay to the stars," Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Goulet's family says he has Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis, a "rare but rapidly progressive and fatal condition." Goulet is hoping for a lung transplant if a donor can be found.

Brady Headed for Record Year?

New England quarterback Tom Brady had six touchdown passes yesterday. It was the most of his career and put him one short of the NFL record of seven, last achieved by Joe Kapp way back in 1969.

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Deborah Kerr, 1921-2007

Actress Deborah Kerr has died at age 86. She suffered from Parkinson's Disease, according to the Associated Press.

Kerr (pronounced "carr") was a huge star in the 1950s. She shared a rolling-in-the-surf makeout scene with Burt Lancaster in From Here To Eternity that remains one of Hollywood's most famous kisses. (See video below.)

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