Goulet, Robert

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Goulet, Robert Gender: M
Robert Gerard Goulet
born on 26 November 1933 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Lawrence, Massachusetts, 42n42, 71w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°31' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°47 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°13'

Robert Goulet
photo: Vera Goulet, license gfdl


American singer and handsome leading man who won a Tony in the Broadway musical "The Happy Time." He first played on Broadway as Sir Lancelot in "Camelot," 1960. With over 60 albums, he has credits of winning a Grammy, a Tony and a World Theater Award. Taking "South Pacific" on the road in 1986, he started the trend of taking Broadway shows on tour. His films include "I'd Rather Be Rich," 1954 and "Honeymoon Hotel," 1964.

Goulet lived in Massachusetts until his father died, telling him on his deathbed that "God gave you a voice. You must sing." The family then moved to Edmonton, Canada where Goulet performed his first professional singing job in a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. After high school he won a scholarship for singing to a music conservatory in Toronto.

After his success in "Camelot" as Sir Lancelot opposite Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, Goulet enjoyed dazzling years of Las Vegas appearances, hit albums and top-drawer club gigs. He had a short-run TV series in 1966, "Blue Light," the same year his nightclub and concert career took off after his LP, "My Love forgive Me," went gold. In 1968 he won a Tony for best actor in a Broadway musical, "The Happy Time."

By the mid-1970s, problems with drinking and marriage disrupted his singing and stage career. After his third marriage, his life began to straighten out, concert dates increased and a successful tour of "South Pacific." Once again his handsome looks drew crowds to hear him in the glitter of Las Vegas, and movies roles came his way; such as "Naked Gun 2 1/2," "The Last Producer," and an animated feature called "Recess."

Goulet and first wife, Louise Longmore, had a daughter, Nicolette. In 1963, he made a second marriage, to singer Carol Lawrence; two sons, Christopher and Michael. Separate careers and Goulet's drinking drove them apart and they split up in 1975. They had a failed reconciliation in 1979 and a very public and acrimonious divorce in 1980. Two years later, in 1982, he married a Yugoslavian artist and photographer, Vera Novak, who conciliated his relationship with his estranged sons and became his business manager.

Goulet recovered in his Las Vegas home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery on 7 December 1993. His illness was diagnosed in August 1992. Goulet died at age 73 on 30 October 2007 in Los Angeles. The cause of his death was pulmonary fibrosis.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1954 (Film, "I'd Rather Be Rich")
  • Work : New Job 1960 in New York (Broadway debut, "Camelot")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1963 (Second marriage, Carol Lawrence)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1964 (Film, "Honeymoon Hotel")
  • Work : New Job 1966 (TV series, "The Blue Light")
  • Work : Prize 1968 (Tony for Broadway musical)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1975 (Split up with Carol Lawrence)
  • Other Relationship 1979 (Failed reconciliation with Carol Lawrence)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1980 (Carol Lawrence, acrimonious)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1982 (Third marriage, Vera Novak)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1986 (Took show, "South Pacific," on tour)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis August 1992 (Prostate cancer)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 7 December 1993 in Las Vegas (Prostate cancer surgery)
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  • Death by Disease 30 October 2007 in Los Angeles (Pulmonary fibrosis, age 73)
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Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes his wife 1996 for "shortly after midnight," given in The Canadian Astrology Collection.

(Formerly Church of Light gave November 26, 1931, 11:50 PM from Ziegler, 4/1965. Robert Jansky gave 8:35 AM EST. PC had 1933, 8:15 AM EST as "personal." Four other reference sources give 1944.)


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Handsome man)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (For prostate cancer)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Second divorce acrimonious)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Hardship - Little money (Sons estranged)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway, legitimate theater musicals)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Series, "Blue Light")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Broadway musical)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (World Theater Award)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book