Thursday, November 01, 2007

R.I.P, Robert Goulet.


FranIAm said...

You know, my mom Rose, who I miss every day of my life(she died in Sept 1991) loved Robert Goulet.

When I was a kid, she would swoon over him. We always had records and she loved playing his. She had seen him on Broadway in Camelot and that was a dream come true for Rose.

I met him once- in the early 80's when I worked at a TV station in Rochester NY. We had a live daily talk show on in the mornings and he was a guest one day.

However, at that age, at that time, I was too screwed up and embarrassed to ask him for his autograph for my mom. What an idiot I was. She would have loved that.

Anyway, he did have a great voice but I will tell you... Even in 1983 he looked like hell!

Rest in peace man and I hope you and Rose get to have a conversation on the other side!

dguzman said...

I have a feeling he probably drank a lot. You know those old Broadway people were all alcoholics!

I hope Rose gets to meet him.

FranIAm said...

Yes that is exactly the look... Too much drink and too much time in the sun!

Well at least they would have that in common!! I am sure if there is a bar in heaven, Rose will not only buy Goulet a drink, she will get him singing to the crowd!

Matty Boy said...

I used to be a regular back in the usenet days on alt.obituaries; there was a rule that you really shouldn't talk about people until they were dead, and then it was fair game.

In the spirit of alt.obits, I will quote the famous quip of Truman Capote about Robert Goulet.

"Poinsettias... the Robert Goulet of flowers."

Capote might have had a drink or two from time to time as well.

FranIAm said...

FranIam - Laughing - Loud - Now.

Matty that was too funny.