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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.

Others agree. Reuters says his “rich baritone voice made him an instant success when he played Lancelot in the original 1960 Broadway hit Camelot.”

His “precise baritone and matinee-idol looks made him a Broadway star in the defining musical of the early 1960s,” according to E! Online. And he was “the baritone who galloped onto Broadway as a golden-voiced and impossibly handsome Sir Lancelot,” says The New York Daily News.

That original cast of Camelot is pretty impressive, even at a distance: Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guenevere, and even Roddy McDowall as Mordred. That’s fast company.

The show ran for two years.

Goodbye, alas, Mr. Goulet.

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