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Thread #105915   Message #2183186
Posted By: M.Ted
30-Oct-07 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Robert Goulet 11/26/33 - 10/30/07
Subject: RE: Obit: Robert Goulet 11/26/33 - 10/30/07
I've been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. He had a rare and wonderful voice--very natural, and bright. There have been relatively few Baritones to perform on Broadway--and those have tended toward a stilted or affected "character" voice of one kind or another. He was the only one who was able to cut it as a recording artist, as well.

A couple years back, my wife(who is a bigger fan than I am) and I stood outside the stage door of Marquis Theatre in New York, waiting to get an autograph after "La Cage aux Folles"--we'd waited a long time, it was cold, and all the others had given up--we were about to leave, when the door opened, and he and his wife came out. He chatted with us for quite a while, since "The Happy Time" was one of my wife's favorite shows. He signed the Playbill "Bob", and said, "I don't use "Bob" for just anybody" and gave my wife a big kiss on the lips!