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Broadway legend ‘leaves us’ with memories and the magic of his songs


goulet-as-arthur.JPGPardon me, but my age is showing.

I mentioned to a friend that I was going to write on the passing of Robert Goulet.

Robert who? I hung my head. Heavens, but I must be getting old.

I was quickly browsing CNN when I saw a picture of those bright blue eyes, and immediately heard the lyrics of If Ever I Would Leave You dancing through my mind; I was wisked back to Camelot and Goulet as the handsome Lancelot in a tryst with Guinevere. Time travel. 1960. I was ten. Goulet played Lancelot on Broadway opposite Julie Andrews as his queen and legendary Richard Burton as the fabled King Arthur, way back when. Forty plus years ago. Such roles continued beyond Broadway, in those days of summer tent theaters. Goulet later stepped into the role of Arthur (above left) in numerous revivals.
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