Robert Guillaume Dead at 89

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Robert Guilaume

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Famed stage and television actor Robert Guillaume has died.  At the age of 89 the Emmy Award winning actor has become known to every American household in the 1980’s in his role as Benson. 

Born Robert Williams in St. Louis, Mo. In 1927, the voice of Rafiki in The Lion King is the voice of Robert Guillaume.   He was an accomplished Broadway musical star.  He was the lead in performer in Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical “The Phantom of the Opera.”

He is the only actor to win both the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. 

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard.  He died in his Los Angeles home in Los Angeles.  

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Rest easy he was a good actor and seemed like a fine a fine gentleman.

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