Fast Facts

  • At age 5, he started singing at family and church functions.
  • Made professional singing debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at 16.
  • Worked as a radio disc jockey for a few years before getting a scholarship to the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music.
  • During the 1950s, hosted a Canadian network variety show, General Electric's Showtime.
  • Debuted on Broadway as Sir Lancelot opposite Richard Burton and Julie Andrews in the original production of Camelot in 1960.
  • Started in the film business as a voice actor with 1962's animated flick Gay Purr-ee.
  • Appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show 17 times.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1975.
  • In 1982, was named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year.
  • After a 1993 cancer diagnosis, he became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
  • Recorded more than 60 albums.


  • 1968, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1962, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner


  • Joseph Goulet — Father
  • Vera Novak — Wife
  • Jeanette Goulet — Mother
  • Nicolette Goulet — Daughter
  • Louise Longmore — Ex-wife
  • Christopher Goulet — Son
  • Carol Lawrence — Ex-wife
  • Michael Goulet — Son


  • University of Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Birth Name: Robert Gerard Goulet
  • Birth Place: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
  • Died: October 30, 2007
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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