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Actor Robert Goulet played a dashing Lancelot in 1960s and went on to a varied career as a singer and actor, winning a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy.
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In the 1970s,
Goulet became a regular fixture in Las Vegas. During this period he developed a growing dependency on alcohol. He quit drinking in 1979, although there was an isolated incident in 1983, when he was arrested for drunk driving.
In 1986, Goulet toured in a U.S. production of South Pacific. Six years later, Goulet commenced a two-year, 50-city national tour of Camelot. This time, in the role of King Arthur, he played to packed houses, earning $80,000 a week. In 1996, his performance in Man of La Mancha introduced him to a whole new generation of theatergoers. Goulet's most recent project was a small part in 2000's The Last Producer, which starred Benjamin Bratt and Burt Reynolds. He was also signed to play the devil in Christopher Coppola's G-Men from Hell, which was still in production at the time of his death.
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