Actor Robert Guillaume died in 89 years

Actor Robert Guillaume died in 89 years

On Tuesday morning a famous actor and two-time winner of the «Emmy» Robert Guillaume died a little over a month before his 90th birthday. The last hours of his life he spent in his Los Angeles home.

According to the widow of the deceased, Donna brown Guillaume, he died from complications of prostate cancer, which suffered 25 years.

Guillaume became famous for her role as the Butler Benson Dubois in the sitcom «Soap». His character became so popular that soon the ABC has a series called «Benson» in which the deceased also played the main character.

Robert Peter Williams (the actor’s real name) was born November 30, 1927, the first year in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in poverty and in his youth was not even thinking about worldwide fame, he worked as a postman and a tram driver. His biggest dream was to be the first black tenor, sang at the Metropolitan Opera, but the success was waiting for Guillaume to some other sphere — TV.

He later received two degrees in Saint Louis University and the University of Washington in 1961, the year she debuted on Broadway. The actor played in the famous production of «Guys and dolls» and was the first African American who plays the role in the musical «the phantom of the Opera».

The cinematic career of the deceased has hundreds of movies and TV series, including «Big fish», «Land before time», «the Prince of Beverly hills» and «the Addams Family». The voice of Robert Guillaume is familiar to many from the cartoon «the lion King» — he was the voice of the mandrill Rafiki.